The Silmarillion – J. R. R. Tolkien


The Silmarillion is an account of the Elder Days, of the First Age of Tolkien’s world. It is the ancient drama to which the characters in The Lord of the Rings look back, and in whose events some of them such as Elrond and Galadriel took part. The tales of The Silmarillion are set in an age when Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, dwelt in Middle-Earth, and the High Elves made war upon him for the recovery of the Silmarils, the jewels containing the pure light of Valinor. Included in the book are several shorter works.

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This book tells the history of the Elves in Middle-earth, from their creation by the gods all the way until the last of the Elves left Middle-earth on Frodo’s ship. At the centre of the story is the theft of the Silmarils, sacred Elven jewels stolen by Morgoth, the first Dark Lord. The Elf Fëanor, who created the jewels, and his seven sons swear an oath not to rest until they have won the jewels back.

And so begins a war that will last millennia, and bring much grief and sorrow to Elves, Men and Dwarves. If you are a fan of the more darker and tragic aspects of The Lord of the Rings, then this is the book for you. It is a serious read, but rewarding for those who stick with it until the end or even read it multiple times. It’s a more detailed and complete mythology than those possessed by most countries.

By: Calvin Scholtz, Wordsworth Longbeach


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