On Prime Video in September comes the series on the Lord of the Rings set in the second era. The perfect editorial choice by Brian Sibley who launches the new book by Tolkien, the great British author who created the universe of Arda and Middle-earth. In fact, in November, La Caduta di Numenor (The fall of Numenor) is released.
The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien’s new book
The vast majority of Tolkien’s literary output is in fact due to his son’s posthumous work Christopher who, as a philologist, has put together all the writings of his father, building what is the bible of the universe of Arda, The Silmarillion. Later then came The sons of Hurin, Beren and Luthien, The Fall of Gondolin, not to mention other books such as the Letters, which do not fail to add succulent pieces to the mythology created by the professor, and above all the History of Middle -earth, unfortunately still unpublished in Italy. But now, after Christopher’s death, the Tolkien scholar thinks about it Sibley to take up this task and relaunch the production of the legendarium.
On October 4, the Fall of Numenor will be released in English, a series of stories that will complete the narration of the historic event that characterized the second Era of Middle Earth. The book will also be released in Italian on 10 November. Here are Sibley’s words: “As my many friends of the Tolkien Society will understand, it has been a great honor to have been commissioned to bring together the writings of JRR Tolkien (under the direction of Christopher Tolkien) relating to the dramatic story spanning the Second Age of Middle-earth. I hope this opportunity to read, as a single story, an account of those years, will provide a new appreciation of how the monumental events of the Second Age would impact those recounted in The Lord of the Rings. For Tolkien fans too, there is the glorious gift of ten new color plates by Alan Lee, with scenes – such as the construction of Barad-dûr and Galadriel guiding the Elves through Khazad-dûm – that this master illustrator hasn’t. never previously had the opportunity to represent “.
And finally here are the words of the president of the Tolkien SocietyShaun Gunner: “This is a real treat for Tolkien fans. Whether you are new to Tolkien’s works through the Amazon series or have been an avid reader for decades, this edition will take you through the “dark age” of the Second Age and show a different side of Middle-earth than the one familiar to. all of us – and all illustrated by Alan Lee! It’s not just about Sauron and the forging of the Rings, it’s about the rise and fall of the great island kingdom of Númenor and the story behind the world of The Lord of the Rings that we all know and love. If you love Tolkien, or if you love the Amazon series, this book is for you ”.