Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings is one of the greatest fantasy novels of all time, and it began as a sequel to a children’s story called The Hobbit in 1937. It is the second best-selling novel of all time, with over 150 million copies sold worldwide.
Gollum gives the story a romantic angle with his love story with the elf princess Arwen. Gollum leads Frodo and Sam to Mordor, but he is suspected to be the wrong fellow until the end. Aragorn is the rightful king of Gondor and keeps his identity a secret from the start.
What is the correct order of The Hobbit books?
Order of events in chronological order
- The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
- The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
- The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
- The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
- The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
- The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003)
- The Lord of the Ring
What order did Tolkien write the books?
If you want to read Tolkien’s Middle-earth works in the order in which they were written, here’s a rough guide:
- The Lays of Beleriand.
- The Shaping of Middle-earth.
- The Lost Road.
- The Hobbit.
- The Return of the Shadow.
- The Treason of Isengard.
- The War of the Ring.
Is Lord of the Rings hard to read?
I’ve seen the movies a lot of times, but I’ve never read the books. There’s nothing particularly difficult about the book other than it being long and (in some people’s experience) slow-paced.
How tall is Gandalf?
Gandalf’s official height is 5′ 6″ (19).
Should I watch The Hobbit before Lord of the Rings?
Order: Watch the first two films in the u201cThe Hobbitu201d trilogy, then go see u201cThe Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armiesu201d before returning to watch u201cThe Lord of the Rings Trilogy.u201d This is a simple but effective viewing order, much like the Shirefolk’s peaceful lives.
How old is Gandalf?
According to Gandalf, the closest approximation of his physical age is 24,000 years old, but dates of key events in other Tolkien texts show that Gandalf has only walked in his physical form for just over two thousand years.
Which book is better The Hobbit or Lord of the Rings?
When he wrote The Hobbit, Tolkien created a legendarium so vast that deconstructing it would take hundreds of books. Hundreds of books have been written about The Lord of the Rings and its deeper, more philosophical meaning, or in the context of the First and Second World Wars, but The Hobbit is a better book.
Is The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings the same?
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is a prequel to Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, which most people who rush to see The Hobbit will have already seen, and there are many nods or foreshadowing to adventures or characters from LOTR, as well as connections to be made.
Is The Hobbit worth reading?
The Hobbit is a must-read for fantasy fans; it’s slow at first, and it’s a little long for some readers, but once you’re about halfway through, it’s a great read. I’d give The Hobbit 4.5 out of 5 stars because it was an entertaining read and well worth your time, despite the slow start.
How many Hobbit books are there?
Although technically there are two u201chobbitu201d books, Peter Jackson only has film rights to one of them.
Is The Silmarillion boring?
The Silmarillion is one of the densest books I’ve ever read, especially given its short length, but it’s far from boring if read slowly. The Silmarillion isn’t a novel; if you can get past that, it’ll be enjoyable.
Are luthien and Beren worth reading?
Beren and Luthien and Fall of Gondolin both contain different versions of the story as well as explanations of how the changes were made.
Did Tolkien invent elves?
Yes, Tolkien popularized Norse mythology’s elves, dwarves, trolls, and dragons, and gave birth to the modern fantasy genre. He may not have been the first to do so, but he is widely regarded as the father of modern fantasy.