J. R. R. Tolkien was a respected language professor with a chair at Oxford University. He was known for his interest in literature as well as his own language studies. Tolkien one day The Lord of the Rings ”
When completed its translation “had a great debate in the literary world.
It was seen as a shame for a great master like Tolkien to go out and produce a work called fantastic literature. Over time, the Lord of the Rings gained the respect it deserved, both J. R. R. and his son Christopher for the expansion of this universe had made great efforts. Many books describing Tolkien’s universe, which he named Middle Earth, came out as a result of these studies.
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The chronological reading order of Middle-earth books
There are many books on Tolkien and the universe he created. Those who want to go from the beginning to the end of the mythology told by these books do not actually have to read all the books. That’s why their main books are numbers, and intermediate books are numbers. we will list it in the form of letters. In general, the order is as follows:
- The Silmarillion
- Children of Hurin
- Beren and Luthien
- The Fall of Gondolin
- Unfinished Tales
- The Book of Lost Stories 1-2
- The Hobbit
- Lord of the Rings
- The Adventures of Tom Bombadil
1. The Silmarillion
Silmarillion, which is a very complex, difficult to read and confusing book, is a book full of 56 seasons in the hands of today’s TV series producers. is almost a Middle-earth encyclopedia. In fact, father Tolkien left most of the stories unfinished, while his son completed the stories by extracting the episodic or quickly narrated endings from among the nodoles that his father kept left and right.
In the Silmarillon, we can see the creation of Middle-earth, the birth of the races, the wars with Morgoth (later called Melkor), the making of the Silmarils that gave the book its name, and the stories of many heroes. From The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings series years ago.
1. a. Hurin’s Children
D who challenged Melkor himself or-Lomin king Hurin
Children of , born of Morwen Turin Turambar tells the story of Lalaith and Nienor. The story mainly focuses on Turin and Melkor’s “ from his macus fate that he shaped by his own will “trying to escape is discussed.
1. b. Beren and Luthien
The story of the mortal human Beren, the grandfather of our Arwen daughter’s paternal grandfather, and the princess of Doriath, Luthien, the Morning Star, is told. Arwen is also referred to as the Evening Star. Beren and Luthien’s love of course contains romance, but it’s not a romantic story, it’s an epic one. Modified parts of The Silmarillion are also included in this book. Beren is written on Tolkien’s tombstone, and Luthien is written under his wife’s tombstone.
1. c. The Fall of Gondolin
From the heroes out of the people Tuor takes the message from Ulmo, the lord of the seas, to the hidden elven city of Gondolin. Later, Morgoth’s armies attack the city. As evident from the title of the book Gondolin falls. In this work, those events and their aftermath are told. My favorite character in all corpus Glorfindel also appears here. He fights with a balrog while protecting those who escape from the city, and even if he kills the balrog in the fight, he also loses his life. The body is taken by the eagles and given life again. In The Lord of the Rings books, he protects Frodo and his crew from the crew.
1. D. Unfinished Tales
In fact, unfinished stories cover a very wide time and to stories from different eras. The best thing is to sprinkle this book in chapters and feed it among other books. A little from time to time “What age were we?” he is confusing but that is it.
Special: The Book of Lost Stories 1-2
Tolkien considered himself more of a translator than a writer. For example, according to Tolkien, the Lord of the Rings was actually in Middle-earth. Bilbo and Frodo Baggins
by “The Red Book of Westmarch, that is the red book we see in the movie.
The Book of Lost Tales describes the early Middle-earth and even its formation. stories told to a sailor. A sailor from the real world we know of passes into that fantastic universe and these stories are told to him. There are both similar and different sides to the Silmarillion. It acts as a kind of beta version. Although he did not use the idea of transition to the fantastic universe after Tolkien, his buddy, C. S. Lewis, In The Chronicles of Narnia.
2. The hobbit
The next big book event in the series is The Hobbit. It was turned into a soup to make three films from the short book. Following short stories, poems, and varied fictions, Tolkien’s seriously entered Middle-earth is his first work. We all know the subject, Bilbo, Gandalf and the dwarves go to the Lonely Mountain, Bilbo finds the ring, and Sauron, who cannot stay idle for two minutes, is again a war padollar.
The Hobbit is both a children’s book and a bit adult, everything
a change in dose. Although it was actually the first book to come out, it did not take a storm like The Lord of the Rings because it was seen as a children’s book.
3. Lord of the Rings trilogy
The chain of events that begins with the Hobbit, Lord of the Rings
It proceeds with the series. Have you read “The Lord of the Rings” for fantasy fiction lovers today? He is not asked, he is asked how many times he read it. It is such an influential, so important trilogy, The Lord of the Rings.
Especially With the movies shot by Peter Jackson The Lord of the Rings, which collects all Oscars together and created a worldwide sensation once again, is a work with many fans today. Truly challenging time is like this. The books deal with the struggle to destroy the One Ring and stop Sauron, as we all know.
Additional: The adventures of Tom Bombadil: Wherever you put it, this story contains the poems and songs of Tom Bombadil, who is almost out of time. With the Lord of the Rings trilogy if you still have to put it down you can put it in the same place, after all, our Hobbits learned these songs then.
The author has some other works that have not been translated into our language, but I have not put them here. Composed of 12 books only The History of the Middle-Earth
Even will make this list quite crowded. If those books are translated after the series that Amazon will shoot, we will add them to this list.