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0317 » The Fall of Númenor » Book Review

Is the latest Tolkien book worth your time and money? In this episode, I take a close look at The Fall of Númenor and tell you what I think!

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK

from Lord of the Rings:

“Of Númenor [Elrond] spoke, its glory and its fall, and the return of the Kings of Men to Middle-earth out of the deeps of the Sea, borne upon the wings of storm.”

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The Third Age (A Brief Chronicle) » The Fall of Númenor Pt 38 » Tolkien Road Ep 364

0364 » The Fall of Númenor Pt 38 » The Third Age (A Brief Chronicle)

With Sauron having been defeated and disembodied at the end of the Second Age, and a time of peace settling in upon the free lands of Middle-earth, how do we arrive at the events of The Lord of the Rings, some 3,000 years later?

The account we’ll be looking at in this episode is taken entirely from Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age, and describes the major events that lead up to A Long-Expected Party, and the forming of the Fellowship of the Ring.

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2 Responses

  1. Thanks for a very full, balanced and appreciative review which has understood my motivation and approach to the material. If I may, on behalf of my colleague Alan Lee, I would add that, in addition to his eleven new colour paintings included in the book, there are over 60 pencil sketches as head or tail pieces to the various entries from ‘The Tale of Years’ (LotR, Appendix B) that provides the chronology for this edition. These embellishments by Alan include characters and incidents from the Second Age as well as atmospheric glimpses of the landscapes of Númenor and Middle-earth.

    1. YES – those pencil sketches are indeed a highlight, and I should have mentioned them! Thank you for pointing those out, Brian.

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