Im half way through the second book and i was wondering weather any1 got confused like me when reading the books.
Tolkien describes the places so vividly and is always making references to other places and i find myself always refering to the maps in the back to make sure i know where the gang are.
P.S the film is nothing like the book, im so dissappointed, but saying that i cant wait to see the second one.
While reading, I always store my bookmark at the map page to enable ready access. But then, I'm a map person and like to compliment the text with the visual representation of where the journey is taking the adventures.
As many places have multiple names, I also frequent "Places", Part Two of the Glossary-Index at the end of 'The Return of the King' to help reduce my confusion.
It contains detailed maps and explanatory text covering 'The Lord of the Rings', 'The Hobbit', and 'The Silmarillion'.
I also look at the maps a lot while reading Lord of the Rings, but then again I am a map person. I shall have to check out that book Grondy. Any specific questioins about maps/places/locations, Love?
Im a map person too! Especially with Middle-Earth. I cant find anything on the little maps they gave you in the books. i cant even find Rivendell!
Ballentine's newest edition of Unfinished Tales has a good Map of Numenore and Middle-earth, but needs one of Beleriand. While that one is included in their edition of The Silmarillion, but the ones of Numenor and M-e aren't.
I have a new boxed set on order and will be interested to see if they have put in a good map of The Shire in any of the books. I doubt if they remember that they used to have a good Shire map in thier 1967 edition of FotR which really helped at the beginning and ending of the books.
They are coloured maps that cover most of Middle Earth and have the appearance of the land viewed from above. If you like maps, I'd advise you to search out these modules.
One I submitted should be on there soon, of the whole of Arda. Anyway, it's a really good site, and I guarantee you'll find at least one that will be useful to you.
Hey Val, do you have many of the ICE Role Playing books?
I've got about thirty of them Uruk, but not the one you mentioned. There's a thread somewhere (I think its in one of the taverns) where everyone was listing their collections of Middle Earth stuff. There's a full list of them in there. Four of my favourites, though not actually modules, are Middle Earth Companions. Of these there are three Lord of Middle Earth books which list everyone who was anyone in Middle Earth, giving them stats for both Middle Earth Roleplaying and Rolemaster systems. The other is a Middle Earth Gazetta which lists all the towns and villages, giving their populations, military strengths, etc. If you like that sort of thing, I'd really recommend trying to find them.