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Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-Earth by J.R.R. Tolkien
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Jul 03, 07

Recommended for: hardcore Tolkien fans
Read in June, 2007

This collection of "lost tales" just offers a more in-depth look at some of the specific events, characters, and history outlined in "The Silmarillion." Most of the narratives are fragments of larger stories, but they offer details that aren't available in any of the longer published narratives. It will only be of interest to those fans of Tolkien who like to debate all the fine points and mysteries hinted at in "The Lord of the Rings"--like who the other wizards were, besides Gandalf and Saruman, how Galadriel and Celeborn came to inhabit Lothlorien, who were some of the "kings of old" who later became Ringwraiths, etc. Or, if you enjoy the fantasy of pouring through ancient archives and dusty manuscripts, you can imagine these stories as the kinds of things you might find there.
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