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: 2014-10-07
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
The creation of Middle-earth and its First Age is presented in both mythical and historical accounts that set the stage for The Lord of the Rings in the world’s Third Age. The Silmarillion is the posthumously published collection of J.R.R. Tolkien’s worldbuilding tales concerning the creation and h...
The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien is the story of how the creation of Tolkien's world came to be.It has been years since I have read this book, and it was such a delight to revisit Tolkien's world from the beginning of the First Age. It is exciting and sorrowful, and I loved spending time with all ...
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...
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...