New book?

shaunthewarrior
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New book?

Post#1 » Wed Dec 15, 2004 5:13 pm

Hi. Im a new reader towards the lord of the rings and i was curious if there would ever be a new book (seeing how tolkien has a son) and ive heard that tolkiens son was creating a book as we speak. Is what they speak of true?

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rue auburn
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Post#2 » Wed Dec 15, 2004 5:18 pm

Hmmm.... Thats an interesting theory it's possible but I doubt it highly. Even though the books would still be good it just wouldn't be the same...

shaunthewarrior
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Post#3 » Wed Dec 15, 2004 5:26 pm

Yes, you may be correct...but still, I think it would be pretty cool if Chritopher Tolkien made an all new trilogy. :)

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rue auburn
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Post#4 » Wed Dec 15, 2004 5:50 pm

Same here. Who knows?... anything is possible.

Hey are you going to join any threads?

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lord_aragorn86
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Post#5 » Thu Dec 16, 2004 1:04 am

Well, JRR Tolkien's grandson did write a mystery novel. And I've heard that it is pretty good. Bt I don't know the title of the book.
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Vee
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Post#6 » Thu Dec 16, 2004 3:09 am

With al the notes and other manuscripts that Christopher has I am sure it would be possible for him to write a sequel to LotR or even an addition to the Silmarillion maybe to tie up some of JRRT's loose ends. Whether it will be accepted by Tolkien fans as a 'proper' book or not is another matter. It could be interesting though.

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?

:wiggle:

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Stonehelm
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Post#7 » Thu Dec 16, 2004 8:23 am

You're just asking for Vir to respond, Vee, that is like dangling bits of meat in front of a bear! :funnylaugh:

I will never raise the white flag.

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Vee
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Post#8 » Thu Dec 16, 2004 11:16 am

The thought never crossed my mind. But then again, I'm not one to walk on eggshells.

Reminds me of an added bit in the extended ROTK dvd - Aragorn and co walking on headshells!


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virumor
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Post#9 » Thu Dec 16, 2004 12:29 pm

Actually JRRT started a new story which took place in the 4th age, under Eldarion's reign, but soon abandoned it.

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.
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gablo
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Post#10 » Fri Dec 31, 2004 2:07 pm

Yeah, I read in Letters of JRR Tolkien that he started a story called Shadow of The Fourth Age, but because of the end of Lord of The Rings, which was to be a prosperous age of men, he scrapped it. Plus there would be no Elves cos they all buggered off to Aman.

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