What do you think? Would that be a good book?

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  1. Gavaha

    Gavaha Art House Member

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    I think a book about the War of the ring, in the second age and all would be a cool book if tolkien were to write it, do you?
     
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    Would be interesting....Noldorian elves, the fall of Numenor, the establishment of Arnor and Gondor, the Last Aliiance...

    Definately WOULD have been a good read-- too bad it's impossible to know for sure :(
     
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    I would of loved it. Since we got the Sil for info on the First age, and LOTR for info on the Third Age, I would loved to see this book and see what Tolkien thought the Second Age was like.
     
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    It would have been awesome. I guess he didn't get around to doing more on the Second Age. If he had had time I wonder if he would have written something like that?
     
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    what about a book on the fourth age?
     
  6. Gavaha

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    no the 2nd
     
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    byzantine warrior Autokratos Konstantinou

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    yes a book on the second age would be rather cool
     
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    I'd like to see more of the Numenoreans myself
     
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    byzantine warrior Autokratos Konstantinou

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    The Numenoreans always facenated me. I would have liked to hear more about saurons cult there and what effect it had on them
     
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    I would definatly want to read about the 4th age, how everythung progressed
     
  11. Gavaha

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    the things about the fourth age would interest me would be dwarves going for Moria(that would be another cool book) and the rebuilding of Eraidor(and that would be another great book, can't you see a awsome castle...)
     
  12. Curufeanor

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    How about this plot-line 4 the fourth age:

    Sauron's spirit fled into the west, coming to the ancient underwater ruin of Utumno to gather his strength. There he remained for several thousands of years, all but forgotten by the world. Once stronger, he went with the speed of the hardest, valar-bourne wind to the doors of night to free his ancient master Morgoth...
     
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    further plot would involve Morgoth and Sauron raising Angband and Utumno, recovering the One Ring (the process of which is kinda complex) and the two remaining Silmarils (also complex). Sauron then inserts whats left of his spirit into the Ring, and Morgoth reforges the Ring to place the Silmarils upon it, and places it on his hand. The now all powerful Morgoth wages all out war upon Arda, bringing about a second darkness to the world, and unleashes the might of Angband and the countless evil beings still hidden deep in most secret dungeons of Utumno (Balrogs and such).

    All this will do away with the thought that a 4th age story would exclude elves and various other races that vanished after the War of the Ring ended. Also included in the story would be the resurrection of Feanor, as prophesised in the silmarillion. It would also connect the stories of both the Silmarillion and LotR.

    Anywayz, hows this unlikely to be written (unless someday i end up buying out Tolkien Enterprises within my lifetime) story sound as a successor to Lord of the Rings?
     
  14. waenlotien

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    all of it sounds great to me.
    I wonder what book is to be released. I heard somewhere (can't rememebr now) that someone found a book of his that hadn't been published yet. They got permission from the Tolkien estate to have it printed. Would be interesting to see what it is about.
     
  15. Arwen

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    There is the beginnings of a Fourth age story in the Peoples of Middle Earth book...its called "The New Shadow"
     
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    yea, but the story was abandoned... too bad huh? had something to do with the interest level of the story. something about nobody would like it when compared to the other stories because there would be no part in it from the elves (obviously), or the other races. it would have been just a book about the wars and struggles of men.

    i say my story would be much better.
     
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    I still thought what little they had was interesting in the story- oh well :(
     
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    I think that the Second Age is the one best left to imagination. The First Age needed a lot of explaning to get the ground set for the Third Age books, but the Second Age's highlight is one BIG war. The Last Alliance is pretty imaginable; as a matter of fact, all from the Second Age is. It doesn't need much in the way of a story behind it, becuase we already HAVE the story behind it.
     
  19. The Archangel

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    theres a lot in the second age we dont hear about though, and the little goings-on in numenor would be interesting, lke the cult thing sauron sets up and the like. and you could say that the first age was just one big war as well, but that still makes a good read. meh, its never gonn happen though...
     
  20. Mr. Bo

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    About the 4th age book with Sauron and Morgoth coming back:

    In my opinion (may not be only an opinion, but I'm not sure) Sauron is completely destroyed and gone, sent to the Void or wherever. I always got the impression that, in order to control the other rings, Sauron had to pour almost all of his life force/power into the One so he could focus the power and be more powerful with it on, yet if he didn't have it he would be extremely weakened. Now, with the One destroyed and undone, along with it Saurons life force/power I believe he no longer even has a spirit, but has passed from Middle-Earth completely. Knowing this, a book on the 4th Age involving Sauron wouldn't even be plausible.