The Silmarillion tells of the Elder Days, of the First Age of Tolkien's World, when Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, dwelt in Middle Earth, and the High Elves made war upon them for the recovery of the Silmarils, the jewels containing the pure light of Valinor. It is to this ancient drama that the... show more
The Silmarillion tells of the Elder Days, of the First Age of Tolkien's World, when Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, dwelt in Middle Earth, and the High Elves made war upon them for the recovery of the Silmarils, the jewels containing the pure light of Valinor. It is to this ancient drama that the characters in The Lord of the Rings so often look back to.
Publish date: 1992-01-09
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
So this was hard to read in just one sitting. It took me several days to finish with this. Honestly I am glad that I did read this, but it's definitely not a book I would re-read again. There were parts of it that put me right to sleep. I think my favorite section was The Third Age. Tolkien defin...
Watch in amazement as I reduce the wordiest and densest novel of Tolkien's to just five words: It's all about that bling. :P Elves and their bling are nearly as bad as a certain dark lord and his bling. But seriously, one of the greatest things about LOTR, and to a lesser extent The Hobbit, i...
Beschreibung Das erste Zeitalter Mittelerdes ist geprägt durch die wundervolle Entstehungsgeschichte, von den Valar sowie von den Elben, den Menschen und den dunklen Seiten die durch Morgoth (Melkor) und Sauron zu Tage treten. Der Elb Feanor erschuf die drei mächtigen Silmaril-Edelsteine und brach...
It's so tricky trying to review The Silmarillion, because I've been reading it since I was a child. It is in large part responsible for my love of world-building and my tendency to look for more behind every story; but I can also see that it's a history rather than novel and often quite dry. It's al...
I have complicated feelings about this book. On one hand, I love getting so many of the stories behind the references in trilogy, and there are so many great snippets and character moments, like Heleth leading her people, and little interactions between family members. I haven't read it in fifteen y...