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0325 » The Fall of Númenor » Part 2 » The Saga Of A Dark Age

This is the second episode in my series exploring The Fall of Númenor, the recently published collection of Second Age writings, edited by Brian Sibley.

Sibley’s introduction is titled “The Saga of a Dark Age”. Tolkien himself termed the Second Age a “Dark Age” in an important letter. Why did he do so? Watch and learn!

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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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