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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!

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

  • Kaitlyn of Tea with Tolkien
  • John R
  • Jacob Lockham
  • John H
  • Scotchy Bobo
  • Eru27

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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SHOUT-OUTS

Special thanks to the following patrons:

  • John R
  • Kaitlyn of Tea with Tolkien
  • Jacob Lockham
  • John H
  • Scotchy Bobo
  • Eru27
  • Andrew T
  • Ms. Anonymous
  • Redhawk
  • Shannon S
  • Brian O
  • Emilio P
  • Zeke F
  • James A
  • James L
  • Chris L
  • Chuck F
  • Asya V
  • Ish of the Hammer
  • Teresa C
  • David of Pints with Jack
  • Jonathan D
  • Eric B
  • Johanna T
  • Mike M
  • Robert H
  • Paul D
  • Julia
  • Werty
  • Matthew W
  • JoeBagelMan
  • Chris K
  • Jacob S
  • Richard K
  • Matt R
  • Garret P
  • John W
  • Eugene D


AS WELL AS THOSE CELEBRATING THEIR PATRON ANNIVERSARY IN NOVEMBER OF 2022 » 

  • Michael L
  • Matthew F

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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