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Buddy re read with ShiiI ve been contemplating whether or not to tackle the challenge of actually reviewing this masterpiece for uite some time now In the end after having finished reading it for the second time I realised that I should at least throw out my thoughts on it So here we goThis is in my eyes the most impressive book ever writtenNotice how I did not say best That was completely intentional I do not believe it is the best book ever written even though I know others think so and I understand their opinions I also know people who have given up on reading this book or been baffled by the thought of even attempting it And I understand them too This is not the most exciting fantasy book you ll find But I stand by it being the most impressive oneAfter almost reluctantly publishing The Hobbit and very reluctantly writing and publishing its seuel The Lord of the Rings Tolkien could finally concentrate on what he actually wanted to do to complete his collection of tales on the mythology and origins of Arda often just referred to as Middle Earth The result though published after the great man himself had passed away became The SilmarillionOn the back of my little blue timeworn paperback which is almost twice as old as I am I read a little uote from the Guardian review of the original release It says How given little over half a century of work did one man become the creative euivalent of a people And the uestion or less summarises my own feelings on this book and Tolkien s other works These three hundred pages have given life to the most impressive achievement of human creativity ever No fantasy author has ever done anything matching this and it is my firm belief that no one ever will The only book The Silmarillion can be compared to is the Bible and I hope I do not offend anyone by saying this even it does not come close to thisThe creation of the World by the songs of the Ainur the schemes of Morgoth Bauglir for dominion over the world the making of the wondrous Silmarils the breeding of great Dragons in the firepits of Angband the story of Beren and L thien tales of war and betrayal and love and loss and joy and grief and everything you could possibly imagine in a tale of fantasy All of it can be found within the pages of this little bookThis book is not for everyone In fact I would only recommend it to those who have read and loved both The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings But I wouldn t hesitate to call it the greatest masterpiece of worldbuilding the fantasy genre has ever hadAll that remains is to refer you to my little collection of uotes and artwork from the most important scenes of the book Most of you have already seen it but for those who haven t please have a look When the Valar entered into E they were at first astounded and at a loss for it was as if naught was yet made which they had seen in vision and all was but on point to begin and yet unshaped and it was dark For the Great Music had been but the growth and flowering of thought in the Timeless Halls and the Vision only a foreshowing but now they had entered in at the beginning of Time and the Valar perceived that the World had been but foreshadowed and foresung and they must achieve it So began their great labours in wastes unmeasured and unexplored and in ages uncounted and forgotten until in the Deeps of Time and in the midst of the vast halls of E there came to be that hour and that place where was made the habitation of the Children of Il vatar Dark now fell the shadow on Beleriand as is told hereafter but in Angband Morgoth forged for himself a great crown of iron and he called himself King of the World In token of this he set the Silmarils in his crown His hands were burned black by the touch of those hallowed jewels and black they remained ever after nor was he ever free from the pain of the burning and the anger of the pain The one had leaves of dark green that beneath were as shining as silver and from each of his countless flowers a dew of silver light was ever falling and the earth beneath was dappled with the shadows of his fluttering leaves The other bore leaves of a young green like the new opened beech their edges were of glittering gold Flowers swung upon her branches in clusters of yellow flame formed each to a glowing horn that spilled a golden rain upon the ground and from the blossom of that tree there came forth warmth and a great light So in that place which was called Losgar at the outlet of the Firth of Drengist ended the fairest vessels that ever sailed the sea in a great burning bright and terrible And Fingolfin and his people saw the light afar off red beneath the clouds and they knew that they were betrayed In the front of that fire came Glaurung the golden father of dragons in his full might and in his train were Balrogs and behind them came the black armies of the Orcs in multitudes such as the Noldor had never seen or imagined He passed over Dor nu Fauglith like a wind amid the dust and all that beheld his onset fled in amaze thinking that Orom himself was come for a great madness of rage was upon him so that his eyes shone like the eyes of the Valar Thus he came alone to Angband s gates and he sounded his horn and smote once upon the brazen doors and challenged Morgoth to come forth to single combat And Morgoth came Blue was her raiment as the unclouded heaven but her eyes were grey as the starlit evening her mantle was sewn with golden flowers but her hair was dark as the shadows of twilight As the light upon the leaves of trees as the voice of clear waters as the stars above the mists of the world such was her glory and her loveliness and in her face was a shining light Before the rising of the sun Earendil slew Ancalagon the Black the mightiest of the dragon host and cast him from the sky and he fell upon the towers of Thangorodrim and they were broken in his ruin And thus it came to pass that the Silmarils found their long homes one in the airs of heaven and one in the fires of the heart of the world and one in the deep waters Ever they dwindled with the years until their glory passed leaving only green mounds in the grass At length naught was left of them but a strange people wandering secretly in the wild and other men knew not their homes nor the purpose of their journeys and save in Imladris in the house of Elrond their ancestry was forgotten Then the name of the forest was changed and Mirkwood it was called for the nightshade lay deep there and few dared to pass through save only in the north where Thranduil s people still held the evil at bay In the twilight of autumn it sailed out of Mithlond until the seas of of the Bent World fell away beneath it and the winds of the round sky troubled it no and borne upon the high airs above the mists of the world it passed into the Ancient West and an end was come for the Eldar of story and of song The White Darkness look back and in which some of them such as Elrond and Galadriel took part The 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it So began their great The Elephant in the Living Room Make Television Work for Your Kids labours in wastes unmeasured and unexplored and in ages uncounted and forgotten until in the Deeps of Time and in the midst of the vast halls of E there came to be that hour and that place where was made the habitation of the Children of Il vatar Dark now fell the shadow on Beleriand as is told hereafter but in Angband Morgoth forged for himself a great crown of iron and he called himself King of the World In token of this he set the Silmarils in his crown His hands were burned black by the touch of those hallowed jewels and black they remained ever after nor was he ever free from the pain of the burning and the anger of the pain The one had All These Beautiful Strangers leaves of dark green that beneath were as shining as silver and from each of his countless flowers a dew of silver The Need to Touch light was ever falling and the earth beneath was dappled with the shadows of his fluttering So 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SUMMARY ↠ The Silmarillion J.R.R. Tolkien È 1 SUMMARY FREE DOWNLOAD The Silmarillion Begun in 1917 and Tolkien worked on it changed it and enlarged it throughout his life Edited by his son Christopher Tolkien the book finally appeared four years after the author's death. Sauron was become now a sorceror of dreadful power master of shadows and of phantoms foul in wisdom cruel in strength misshaping what he touched twisting what he ruled lord of werewolves his dominion was torment Ah Sauron Maia of Aul beyond doubt the singularly most enthralling antagonist whom I encountered as a young reader possessing all of the malevolence and dark charisma and naked power of Satan but unhobbled by the multi aspectual morphology of Christian theology and popular culture that far too often rendered the Devil a ridiculous figure a wild eyed and beastly fornication ringmaster cavorting with naked acolytes a scarlet skinned pitchfork wielding fashion model for forked tails and forehead horns or slyly smiling traveling salesman pitching his gimcrack wares backed by loosely enforced contracts claiming lien upon some drink tossed wastrel s dubiously valuable soul But Sauron the dude fell the dude schemed the dude was scary whether donning the raiments of a beautiful translucent ring wise man or an unbearably searingly abhorrent humanoid vessel of the voidThere exists no other book that I ve read as many times as The Silmarillion Much than the uesting heroic storyline of The Lord of the Rings was I drawn to the background of all those tumultuous events the grand personages and royal lineages that stretched back into the mists of primordial time Where did Sauron come from From what pit originally arose the Balrog What order was Gandalf exactly a member of Who were Beren and Luthien and what relevance did their own story have to this ultimate chapter of the War of the Rings playing out on the pages before me Immediately that I finished the trilogy I rushed into the Silmarillion and though at that time I was still too young to appreciate the allusions to other great mythologies to the wonderful intricacies of the languages that Tolkien had constructed for his Middle Earth races to the powerful theme of tragedy always linked with a hubris of the striving spirit that was enjoined to the Noldorin rebellion against the Valar and their heroic but doomed struggle against Melkor He Who Arises in Might Morgoth Bauglir the Black Enemy Radical Valar Renegade Spawner of the Orcs Dark Lord of the Balrogs Tutoring Patron of Sauron in toto Supreme Badass Motherfucker of all Middle Earth still I was held spellbound by these glimpses into the Great Creation the Dawn of Elves and Men the Noldorin Exile and the fate of the Silmarils which ended with such a perfect balance the priceless jewels at rest at the bottom of the sea the deepest of earthen chasms and the highest heights of the heavens What s after the breaking of Beleriand the reader is presented with the awesome arc of the founding and the doom of N menor in which Sauron gloatingly laughed atop the Island s mountain temple and lustfully defied the punishing lighting strokes that sizzled through the nighttime air and the concluding overview of the War of the Rings in which much is explained that makes The Lord of the Rings even enjoyably complete than when the trilogy and its preuel The Hobbit were the only source for the incredibly deep history that Tolkien had woven from his lifelong love of languageThese annals with their brilliantly etched admixtures of beauty and short lived heroic triumphs set against an overpowering sense of futility and tragic defeat at the hands of an enemy whose cunning is as deep as the infernal pits of his cavernous dungeons and whose malice engirds the star kissed world whose very corruption has been bled into the core of creation itself were just what were needed to spark a young imagination Tolkien s private amusements and delights mirrored my own in their fledgling form and inspired me to tributary tasks of creation that nobody else could understand or appreciate but which gave me immense personal satisfaction They awoke within me the powerful demiurgical desire to craft worlds populate them endow them with their own gods and mythologies formulate a history laden it with political systems the whole works all in the service of a time bound fate that culminates in an apocalyptic showdown betwixt the dark and the light At that point in a person s life when the complex and inscrutable mathematical rituals and hierarchical causality of all powerful modern science have immense appeal but few handholds the prismatic and primal allure of myth and magic the intuitive interconnectedness of nature with the sorcerously creative will of man even at that tender age a force struggling to avoid restraint and desperately endeavoring to draw power from those spiritual furnaces deep within the font of dreams such tales of heroism and fortitude in the face of the supernatural are for many very hard to resist What s the channeling of natural phenomenon into organic spirits with anthropomorphic features and forms offers another intuitively appealing means to understanding a vast material world that otherwise seems awesomely inexplicable and frighteningly unpredictable Stories that tap into our innate desire both to be entertained and be edified by human theatre set within the panoramic vistas of a horizon hid past Tolkien delivered in spadesI don t care that it was edited by Christopher Tolkien and Guy Gavriel Kay and thus can t be declared canonical Who gives a shit Some complain that it reads like a Middle Earth bible that its archaic style and portentous prose are a labor to struggle through and provide nothing as satisfying as the great trilogy he had wrought Ah tell it to the judge They read like the annals composed from the mythological strains that wend across a mysterious fate bound history that they in fact are it s just that this particular history was played out solely within the mental confines a rich cerebral theatre of the author and possessed a coherence and potency to rival the mythologies of the Greeks or the Northmen What could a reader want If Tolkien s labour of love crafted and edited reworked and rewritten was of such an amazing expressiveness and beauty and power that it both upheld the Ring Trilogy and lit its mythological intimations with a fulgent blaze that only served to augment one s appreciation of the latter s depths then why not put it out there for that multitude of fans who were dying to sample of the mystical marvels from one of the greatest and most uniuely imaginative minds of the past century

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SUMMARY ↠ The Silmarillion J.R.R. Tolkien È 1 SUMMARY FREE DOWNLOAD The Silmarillion Alternate cover for ISBN 0345325818 ISBN13 9780345325815The Silmarillion is Tolkien's first book and his last Long preceding in its origins The Lord of the Rings it is the story of the F. I had tried to read JRR Tolkien The Silamarillion multiple times in the past and always unsuccessfully and had basically given up but I finally did manage to realise that I was attempting to read it the wrong way I was trying to read The Silmarillion like I have read and with pleasure reread LOTR as a story an epic story of course but still first and foremost as a story Now while The Silmarillion is of course also partially a story it is at least for me first and foremost a religious type document a biblical mythological account of the Elder Days of Middle Earth So this time I read The Silmarillion the way I used to read my Bible and how I have also approached Hesiod s Theogony and other tomes on Greek Roman and Norse mythology perusing small bits and pieces as needed and desired and following along via audiobook at the same time if possible And I do know this might indeed and in fact sound a bit strange I actually tried singing some of the parts to myself And yes I will likely have to reread The Simarillion sometime soon because there is just no way I am going to be able to keep all of the different names etc clear in my head and I kind of also wish I had taken notes But for a first full and complete read I can only say wow As good as LOTR but also very very different and I honestly and strongly do believe that in order to truly appreciate savour and enjoy what JRR Tolkien has created with and in The Silmarillion a totally different and novel approach and method of reading are necessary and reuired for The Silmarillion just does not work as a typical novel since it is not in any manner a typical novel and heck it is not even a typical epic for that matter either


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