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Favorite HoME Book
Poll: Favorite HoME Book
The Book of Lost Tales 1
The Book of Lost Tales 2
The Lays of Beleriand
The Shaping of Middle-earth
The Lost Road and Other Writings
The Return of the Shadow
The Treason of Isengard
The War of the Ring
Sauron Defeated
Morgoth's Ring
The War of the Jewels
The Peoples of Middle-earth
The History of Middle-earth: Index
View Results (21 votes)


Mar 19 2013, 5:49pm

Post #1 of 9 (307 views)
Favorite HoME Book Can't Post

What's everyone's favorite volume of the History of Middle Earth? Mine is The Peoples of Middle Earth. I particularly enjoy the late writings on some of the more intriguing characters such as the Istari, Glorfindel, and Cirdan.


Mar 19 2013, 6:18pm

Post #2 of 9 (193 views)
Morgoth's Ring [In reply to] Can't Post

There is so much in there that doesn't end up being in The Silmarillion. I just love reading it. But that said, even though it's my "favorite" of the books, all of HoME is incredibly good and has much to offer. I just think Morgoth's Ring is slightly better.


Mar 22 2013, 12:46pm

Post #3 of 9 (167 views)
'Peoples' for me as well... [In reply to] Can't Post

... followed by Morgoth's Ring and War of the Jewels. I love them mostly for the additional information on Elves (especially the House of Feanor), and the parts on the translation of Westron.


Mar 24 2013, 6:48am

Post #4 of 9 (159 views)
The Lost Road and Other Writings [In reply to] Can't Post

The Lost Road was so poignant. I love it.

The "Cottage of Lost Play" was also beautiful, so The Book of Lost Tales Part 1 comes in second.


Mar 25 2013, 12:25am

Post #5 of 9 (148 views)
Will be interesting to see if someone picks the index, lol! // [In reply to] Can't Post


Tol Eressea

Mar 25 2013, 4:10am

Post #6 of 9 (103 views)
I haven't read them all, but... (possible spoilers) [In reply to] Can't Post

I really enjoyed Return of the Shadow through War of the Ring. It was fascinating to read about Tolkien's writing process and to see the different directions LOTR might have taken. Frodo might have been named Bingo. Strider might have been a hobbit, possibly one that had run off long ago, named Pippen. Eowyn was at one time intended to be the main romantic interest for Aragorn...just to name a few.


Mar 25 2013, 7:56am

Post #7 of 9 (175 views)
Out of all of them, it's the one I pick up most! / [In reply to] Can't Post



Mar 26 2013, 2:26pm

Post #8 of 9 (177 views)
Peoples/Morgoth's ring for me [In reply to] Can't Post

For much the same reasons, the essays on Cirdan, Glorfindel and The Tale of Tal Elmar are fascinating. I own the whole set but I've only finished a couple of them so far, I am however almost done on the H.O.T.H.


Mar 29 2013, 12:57am

Post #9 of 9 (124 views)
Starting HoME this weekend [In reply to] Can't Post

I am so behind, but when I was younger I read about half of Unfinished Tales and another HoME book, but I am officially starting from the beginning this weekend. I want to drown in Middle Earth history I tell you, droooown!


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