The Tolkien Road

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0208 – LOTR – History of the Third Age – Part 6: 2770 – 2941

Exiled by Smaug, the dwarves of Erebor wander Middle-earth, seeking out a new home, yet new perils and vicious foes meet them wherever they turn. Meanwhile, Saruman convinces the White Council to delay an assault on Dol Guldur, and future heroes are born in the forgotten lands of the northwest. Joins us, as we continue our exploration of the key events of the Third Age!


On this episode, we’re discussing the events spanning TA2770 – TA2941. With Smaug’s coming to Erebor, the dwarves are without a home, and struggling to find their place in the world. The events of these 200 years lead up to the events of The Hobbit, and important things happen for Rohan and Gondor in this period as well.

With Erebor restored, things are looking up for the free peoples of Middle-earth for the first time in many years. Next time, we’ll take a look at the events spanning the years between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

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Listen to the previous episodes in this series:

Episode 203 – LOTR – History of the Third Age – Pt 1: Three Millennia
Episode 204 – LOTR – History of the Third Age – Pt 2: SA3320 – TA861
Episode 205 – LOTR – History of the Third Age – Pt 3: 861 – 1976
Episode 206 – LOTR – History of the Third Age – Pt 4: 1977 – 2480
Episode 207 – LOTR – History of the Third Age – Pt 5: 2480 – 2770

View a list of episodes concerning Lord of the Rings.

Also, don’t forget to check out our series on the Second Age!

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