The Silmarillion

The Silmarillion

The story of the creation of the world and of the First Age, this is the ancient drama to which the characters in The Lord of the Rings look back and in whose events some of them, such as Elrond and Galadriel, took part.

The three Silmarils were jewels created by Fëanor, most gifted of the Elves. Within them was imprisoned the Light of the Two Trees of Valinor before the Trees themselves were destroyed by Morgoth, the first Dark Lord.

Thereafter, the unsullied Light of Valinor lived on only in the Silmarils, but they were seized by Morgoth and set in his crown, which was guarded in the impenetrable fortress of Angband in the north of Middle-earth.

The Silmarillion is the history of the rebellion of Fëanor and his kindred against the gods, their exile from Valinor and return to Middle-earth, and their war, hopeless despite all their heroism, against the great Enemy.

Title:The Silmarillion
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780618391110
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    The Silmarillion Reviews

  • Manybooks

    I had tried to read J.R.R. 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 re...

  • The Crimson Fucker

    Ever since I joined GR I’ve been putting off the writing of this book’s review… but since I’m high as fuck on cold medicine I feel like I can do it so here suffer thru it!:Along long time ago ...

  • Sean Barrs the Bookdragon

    Writing a review of the Silmarillion is like trying to review the Bible. Where do you even start? There’s just so much story in here. Any attempt to convey it in a review would be to do the book a m...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien The Silmarillion is a collection of mythopoeic works by English writer J. R. R. Tolkien, edited and published posthumously by his son, Christopher Tolkien, in 1977, wi...

  • Manny

    How To Build A Truly Convincing Fantasy World1. It's all about the language. Make sure your world's language is convincing, and you're pretty much there. Conversely, if your language sucks then everyt...

  • Markus

    Buddy re-read with Shii!I’ve been contemplating whether or not to tackle the challenge of actually reviewing this masterpiece for quite some time now. In the end, after having finished reading it fo...

  • Charlotte May

    "Oh woe-begotten spirit, fall now into dark oblivion, and forget for a while the dreadful doom of life."I must admit. I struggled. Though I love the Lord of the Rings and the Middle Earth Universe wit...

  • Szplug

    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 d...

  • Petrik

    3.5/5 starsWith a new interest and determination, I have finally finished reading The Silmarillion.I have failed this book twice and I was so sure that I won’t attempt reading it again. However, I h...

  • Forrest

    Though I had many near-misses with The Silmarillion throughout the years (having been introduced to Tolkien's universe by discovering The Hobbit in my school's library in 5th grade), I finally slogged...