Morgoth's Ring

Morgoth's Ring

The Later Silmarillion, Part One : the Legends of Aman

Book - 1993
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Focusing on the darkness of Middle-earth, this book is the first of two companion volumes which describes and documents the later history of The Silmarillion. The text of the Annals of Aman is given in full while a selection of writings looks at the problems Tolkien explored.
Publisher: London : HarperCollins, 1993.
ISBN: 9780002241953
0002241951
9780261103009
0261103008
Characteristics: x, 471 p.
Additional Contributors: Tolkien, Christopher

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Jan 08, 2019

Copied from "People of Middle Earth":
Honestly, I learned so much about writing and understanding the world around me by reading these books from Tolkien. Getting this break down of how the world of Middle Earth ran made things so interesting. As I started to get more and more into history, so much of his world building, and the wars going on between Sauron and the free people of Middle Earth, or the wars between the Elves and Morgoth, or (I could continue) were such clear parallels to what was happening in Tolkien's world.... and they are still such clear parallels to what is happening in today's world. We always talk about how Dystopian novels are a way of warning us about the path we're following, and how our future might turn out, but we forget that a lot of Fantasy novels are also reflections of people today, and how we need to get our acts together.

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