0212 – The Dawn of Númenor

With the end of the First Age, Númenor – the land of gift – is granted to the group of Men that had aided the Elves of Beleriand in their great struggle against Morgoth. Who were these Men? What was their relationship to other groups of Men? What gifts were bestowed upon them by the […]

0187 – Unfinished Tales – Aldarion & Erendis – The Mariner’s Wife – Pt 4

The Fourth and Final part of our journey through “Aldarion & Erendis: The Mariner’s Wife” from Unfinished Tales. Join us as we explore this little-known legend of Númenor and the Second Age! We invite you to support The Tolkien Road for only $1 per episode via Patreon! For more on this episode and The Tolkien Road […]

0186 – Unfinished Tales – Aldarion & Erendis – The Mariner’s Wife – Pt 3

Part Three of our journey through “Aldarion & Erendis: The Mariner’s Wife” from Unfinished Tales. Join us as we explore this little-known legend of Númenor and the Second Age! We invite you to support The Tolkien Road for only $1 per episode via Patreon! For more on this episode and The Tolkien Road podcast, please visit TolkienRoad.com or Facebook.com/TolkienRoad. […]

0185 – Unfinished Tales – Aldarion & Erendis – The Mariner’s Wife – Pt 2

We continue our journey through “Aldarion & Erendis: The Mariner’s Wife” from Unfinished Tales. Join us as we explore this little-known legend of Númenor and the Second Age! We invite you to support The Tolkien Road for only $1 per episode via Patreon! For more on this episode and The Tolkien Road podcast, please visit TolkienRoad.com or Facebook.com/TolkienRoad. Also, […]

0183 – Unfinished Tales – Aldarion & Erendis – The Mariner’s Wife – Pt 1

Our Second Age Deep Dive continues as we begin our journey through “Aldarion & Erendis: The Mariner’s Wife” from Unfinished Tales. Join us as we explore this little-known legend of Númenor! We invite you to support The Tolkien Road for only $1 per episode via Patreon! For more on this episode and The Tolkien Road podcast, […]

0180 – LOTR TV / 2nd Age Deep Dive – Akallabêth Re-read Pt 4

Our re-read of “Akallabêth” reaches its conclusion! Topics discussed: Sauron’s speech agains the Valar Amandil seeks to follow Eärendil’s example Amandil’s instructions to Elendil Amandil’s fate Clouds gathering over Numenor Dark Clouds Gathering Ar-Pharazôn’s fleet sails Ar-Pharazôn steps foot in Valinor The great chasm opens; Ar-Pharazôn buried under falling hills The world is changed. Tar-Míriel’s […]

0179 – LOTR TV / 2nd Age Deep Dive – Akallabêth Re-read Pt 3

So just how was Sauron’s summer vacation in sunny Númenor? Inquiring minds wants to know!!! Topics discussed: Sauron taken captive back to Númenor (what were they thinking?) Sauron corrupts Ar-Pharazôn & Númenor The Faithful led by Amandil Isildur’s great deed (he’s not so bad after all!) Sauron’s temple and sacrifices Númenor continues to prosper(?) If […]

0178 – LOTR TV / 2nd Age Deep Dive – Akallabêth Re-read Pt 2

We continue our re-read of “Akallabêth” as we focus on the growing unrest in Númenor, the rise of the last King, Ar-Pharazôn, and the captivity of Sauron. Topics discussed: Early “Akallabêth” recap Sauron returns Adûnakhôr  The Faithful Tar-Palantir Ar-Pharazôn If you like The Tolkien Road, you can support us for only $1 per episode via Patreon! For […]

0177 – LOTR TV / 2nd Age Deep Dive – Akallabêth Re-read Pt 1

Glory and Fallen of Númenor by Breath-art

Second Age Deep Dive – can’t get enough!  Yes, we know, we’ve already read “Akallabêth” on this podcast, BUT why not read it again, especially in light of LOTR on Prime being focused on the Second Age! Lots of good stuff in this episode… Topics of discussion… “The lot of men was unhappy…” “They did […]

0176 – LOTR TV / 2nd Age Deep Dive – Key Themes of the Second Age

Our Second Age Deep Dive continues! This time we examine the key themes of the Second Age using Tolkien’s 1951 letter to publisher Milton Waldman.  If you like The Tolkien Road, you can support us for only $1 per episode via Patreon! For more on this episode and The Tolkien Road podcast, please visit TolkienRoad.com or Facebook.com/TolkienRoad. Also, […]