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What to Read Prior to the TV Show



Archestratie
Lorien


Dec 5 2021, 5:23pm


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What to Read Prior to the TV Show

If there's already a thread for this, I apologize for missing it. But I have just about every Tolkien book including the HoME. I was hoping folks here could tell me which ones to read or re-read before the Amazon show comes out.

Thanks!

-Arch

My Low-Magic Fantasy Novel on eBook/hardback: The Huntsman and the She-Wolf

The Huntsman and the She-Wolf on audio Book.


InTheChair
Rohan

Dec 5 2021, 8:28pm


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Depends on what you want to achieve?

By reading or re-reading?

Perhaps since we know the show will include Numenor sometime in the Second Age, rather than reading a book, read such chapters from different book that tell about that age.

Would include things like

The Downfall of Numenor (Silmarillion)
Description of Numenor (Unfinished Tales)
Aldarion and Erendis (Unfinished Tales)
A lot of the Galadriel stuff from Unfinished Tales (Unfinished Tales)
Tale of years (RotK)
History of Gondor and Arnor (Especially the early history) (Appendix A RotK)
Durins Folk (Appendix A RotK)

I'm sure there's more


(This post was edited by InTheChair on Dec 5 2021, 8:30pm)


ElanorTX
Tol Eressea


Dec 7 2021, 5:13am


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Thank you for compiling this list //

 

"I shall not wholly fail if anything can still grow fair in days to come."



Hamfast Gamgee
Grey Havens

Dec 7 2021, 6:41am


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If this series does Aldarion and Erendis

And in any way faithfully I think I will eat my copy of Lotr!Smile
Volume 1 that is.
And my old version,
With Ketchup,
But as they won't those last three lines won't apply!


InTheChair
Rohan

Dec 7 2021, 9:25pm


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No I don't think the show will do Aldarion and Erendis

But reading that story does provide a bit of an insight on the early culture of the Numenoreans, which should perhaps be part of the Faithful group, so to compare with what the show does.

But then I don't know what Archestratie wants to achieve. Certainly I don't think there will be any literary original to the story told by the Amazon show, unless it is in cliff notes and tale of years style key events.


(This post was edited by InTheChair on Dec 7 2021, 9:26pm)


Archestratie
Lorien


Dec 8 2021, 2:22pm


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Thanks!


In Reply To
By reading or re-reading?

Perhaps since we know the show will include Numenor sometime in the Second Age, rather than reading a book, read such chapters from different book that tell about that age.

Would include things like

The Downfall of Numenor (Silmarillion)
Description of Numenor (Unfinished Tales)
Aldarion and Erendis (Unfinished Tales)
A lot of the Galadriel stuff from Unfinished Tales (Unfinished Tales)
Tale of years (RotK)
History of Gondor and Arnor (Especially the early history) (Appendix A RotK)
Durins Folk (Appendix A RotK)

I'm sure there's more


This is a great list. I appreciate you putting that together for me. There's no way to know for sure what the show will fully entail, but I wanted a place to start. This is fantastic. :)

My Low-Magic Fantasy Novel on eBook/hardback: The Huntsman and the She-Wolf

The Huntsman and the She-Wolf on audio Book.