Thread: New book?
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I even wondered whether PJ would go on to make another film using the appendices -
The Love Story of Arwen and Aragorn?
Gollum - The Lost Years?
Hobbits in Aman?
The Tale of Two Cities - Osgiliath and Minas Tirith?
Minas Morgul - The Aftermath?
Middle-Earth - The Fight Continues?
Reminds me of an added bit in the extended ROTK dvd - Aragorn and co walking on headshells!
I'm sure Christopher Tolkien would never start a new book if his father wouldn't have asked him to before his death. JRRT only asked Christopher to assemble the Silmarillion, not a sequel to LOTR.
So, such a book won't come in a million aeons. It's like asking for a sequel to the Bible.
Heck, aren't all those cheesy post-LOTR fanfiction stories enough?
PJ is already making a new LOTR flick, with a strange title : 'Return of the King Kong'. I wonder what that will be about. Probably about the monkey business in Middle-Earth after Elessar became king.
Plus there would be no Elves cos they all buggered off to Aman.
Nope, not all. Some Woodelves stayed in Mirkwood and started the Woodland Realm. So there'd at least be some Elves left in the beginning of the 4th Age. OF course, ultimately they'd all be called by the Sea and only the Avari would stay behind in Middle-Earth.
At least, Legolas seems to refer to himself as a Silvan Elf: in Eregion, he says '...the Elves of this land were of a race strange to us of the silvan folk...' (The Fellowship of the Ring II 3, The Ring Goes South). This is confusing, because his father Thranduil is elsewhere identified as one of the Sindar. Tolkien touches on this question in his Letters, where he describes Legolas as '...a Woodland Elf, though one of royal and originally Sindarin line.' (The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien No 297, dated 1967). The explanation for this is found in the History of Galadriel and Celeborn (in Unfinished Tales), where there's a brief account of the arrival of Thranduil's father Oropher among the Silvan Elves of Greenwood the Great. It's made obvious there that Oropher and his small band of Sindar merged themselves completely with the Silvan people of the Wood, leaving behind their Sindarin inheritance. That's why Oropher's grandson Legolas thinks of himself as a Silvan Elf, rather than one of the Sindar.
Oh and on the Avari:
'The Unwilling'; those of the Elves who refused the summons of the Valar to dwell in Valinor, and remained in the dark wilds of Middle-earth. Some of the Avari, it is said, were corrupted by Melkor in ancient days to become the progenitors of the race of Orcs.
As some stories refer to Thranduil as related to Elwë and hence a Sindarin elf, and other stories as Thranduil as a mere Silvan Elf, i'll leave options open.
Let's just refer to Legolas as "Forest Gimp", to avoid any heated discussion.... ;-)