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The New Shadow

emre43
Lorien

Jan 23 2013, 7:16pm

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I was just wondering if anybody has a transcript of Tolkien's uncompleted sequel to the Lord of the Rings 'The New Shadow'? I have never read it, a lot of people have said that it is chilling but I can't find a copy of it anywhere.

Thanks in advance Smile


Ardamírë
Valinor


Jan 23 2013, 7:37pm

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It is published [In reply to] Can't Post

in the book The Peoples of Middle-earth. You can purchase a copy online at places such as Amazon, or many local libraries have it in their collections. I'd recommend either option.

However, you should know it's only about 10 pages long. It's of course interesting, but it's really nothing more than an introduction to the story. And there are basically no notes about how the story would have played out. Still, it's a good read, and I hope you'll get a hold of it and enjoy it.

There's a sad sort of clanging from the clock in the hall and the bells in the steeple, too.
And up in the nursery an absurd little bird is popping out to say coo-coo (coo-coo, coo-coo).


NottaSackville
Tol Eressea

Jan 23 2013, 8:58pm

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I wouldn't call it chilling at all [In reply to] Can't Post

Rather mundane, I think. Still, even the little bit there is interesting insight into where the good professor might have gone with a post-Sauron world.

Tolkien did say that he abandoned it because it would be nothing but a mere thriller (or something to that effect).

Notta

Happiness: money matters, but less than we think and not in the way that we think. Family is important and so are friends, while envy is toxic -- and so is excessive thinking. Beaches are optional. Trust is not. Neither is gratitude. - The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner as summarized by Lily Fairbairn. And a bit of the Hobbit reading thrown in never hurts. - NottaSackville


geordie
Tol Eressea

Jan 23 2013, 9:11pm

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I know I keep harping on about this - [In reply to] Can't Post

  - Smile - the 1992 Centenary conference, that is. I was looking up my notes the other day. One of the week's many highlights was hearing Christopher Tolkien reading 'The New Shadow' in Oxford's Sheldonian Theatre. I remember the entire audience was silent, attentive and (if my experiences were anything to go by), _trying to remember every word_.

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Ziggy Stardust
Gondor


Jan 24 2013, 1:20am

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I didn't know it existed [In reply to] Can't Post

I had thought that The New Shadow was a rumor or hoax. So there really was something written? Now I'm curious too.

Can anyone tell me what the introduction's about?


emre43
Lorien

Jan 24 2013, 4:42am

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Thanks very much for the info, I shall have a look. [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Ardamírë
Valinor


Jan 24 2013, 3:56pm

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It's basically just two people talking [In reply to] Can't Post

And there's a dark secret hinted at, but we never get that far. Still an interesting read, though.

There's a sad sort of clanging from the clock in the hall and the bells in the steeple, too.
And up in the nursery an absurd little bird is popping out to say coo-coo (coo-coo, coo-coo).


Ardamírë
Valinor


Jan 24 2013, 3:56pm

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You're welcome! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

There's a sad sort of clanging from the clock in the hall and the bells in the steeple, too.
And up in the nursery an absurd little bird is popping out to say coo-coo (coo-coo, coo-coo).


dernwyn
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Jan 24 2013, 4:50pm

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And it takes place in Gondor [In reply to] Can't Post

after the reign of Elessar. No Hobbits...Frown


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Ardamírë
Valinor


Jan 24 2013, 5:25pm

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Hobbits [In reply to] Can't Post

I think there was potential to have some hobbits in it, though of course, we'll never know.

I actually don't need the hobbits. I know some people love them, but they're not necessary for me. I think it could have made a nice "Hobbit trilogy" though.

There's a sad sort of clanging from the clock in the hall and the bells in the steeple, too.
And up in the nursery an absurd little bird is popping out to say coo-coo (coo-coo, coo-coo).


Ziggy Stardust
Gondor


Jan 25 2013, 1:38am

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It does sound interesting [In reply to] Can't Post

I'll have to check it out.


Ziggy Stardust
Gondor


Jan 25 2013, 1:39am

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Aw, no Hobbits. [In reply to] Can't Post

I like Hobbits. But then, The Silmarillion didn't have Hobbits, and it's still good.

 
 

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