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The History of Middle-earth (chibi version) - Part 203 - Batsignal

9th April 2015 (12:16)

Some more characters we've not seen for a long time!

For Sauron's song, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsIfeALyEnA (I hope after they made that video they fished those bottles out of the river again...)

Part 203: Batsignal

Next time: Part 204: Rescue mission

Chibis by tektek.org
Original story by and copyright to J R R Tolkien, ed. C Tolkien: Primarily based on the Silmarillion, but incorporating ideas from the 12-volume History of Middle Earth series.
Questions and comments welcome!


Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 13th April 2015 09:06 (UTC)

I try to always comment in the introduction if I'm using a story from HoMe or my own extrapolation; but I do definitely consider this a "retelling" rather than a straightforward adaptation of the Silmarillion into cartoon format.

For one thing, Tolkien himself often wrote multiple contradictory accounts of the same events and characters, so it's not like there's a single 'official' canon interpretation of many things.

I didn't really get far into the HoME books

I actually did similar to you: started with the Book of Lost Tales and got bogged down and gave it up. But later on I found that 'Morgoth's Ring' and the 'War of the Jewels' were more interesting to read; and after that, it gave me the motivation to go back to the earlier works.

I've not read the whole of HoMe straight through cover-to-cover, though. It's more something to dip into.

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