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New images from and review of The Desolation of Smaug 2014 Annual

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Oct 13 2013, 3:21am

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The Desolation of Smaug Annual 2014

If you've been thinking about grabbing yourself a copy of The Desolation of Smaug 2014 Annual, the folks at German website Premium Format have posted up a bunch of great images (instead of the terrible ones you usually see that use way too much flash) that showcase just how good this hardcover book looks.

There are a few movie spoiler images. In particular, if you're avoiding Bear Beorn, you'll want to look away now. We've previously covered the spoiler contents of the book. If you're interested in those, check out this post from last month.

In addition, you might like to check out this nice little video review from Ringer Doddzification.

Order your copy of The Desolation of Smaug 2014 Annual

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(This post was edited by Silverlode on Oct 13 2013, 8:46am)


Oct 13 2013, 2:15pm

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I like that the book indicates that Lake-Town existed before Smaug attacked Erebor.

I had been afraid that it was just going to be described as a town comprised of the remnants of Dale.

Hopefully, the film builds on this distinction by suggesting tension between the native Lake-Towners and the previously wealthy residents of Dale that have taken refuge among them.
Lake-Towners may resent Dale refugees for further stressing their already limited resources and infrastructure, and may also blame Dale (in tandem with Erebor) for enticing Smaug to attack by flaunting their wealth during more prosperous times.

Perhaps Lake-Town had stronger economic links with the Elves of Mirkwood, while Dale had more links with the Dwarves of Erebor. Just one way to play things....

(This post was edited by Bladerunner on Oct 13 2013, 2:19pm)


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