The Tolkien Road

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The Silmarillion: 3 Major Problems (video)

The Silmarillion is a classic and absolutely essential reading for Tolkien fans. However, there are several glaring problems with The Silmarillion. In this video, I explain what those problems are, and share some ideas for how to fix them!

Problem 1: The Maps (and Lack Thereof) » 1:35

Problem 2: The (Unframed) Narrative » 3:20

Problem 3: No Timetable » 6:35

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