Unfinished Tales - Part III: The Third Age

February 16 - April 6, 2014

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I. The Disaster of the Gladden Fields

by noWizardMe, February 16-28, 2014

Disaster of the Gladden Fields [1446]

-- Summary of the Plot (optional reading!) [927] [subthread]

-- 1 - “But this is running against a crucial point in The Lord of the Rings...” [932] [subthread]

-- 2 - The "clash between 'literary' technique, and … elaborating in detail" [873] [subthread]

-- 3 - to what extent do we see the Ring as Actor here? [816] [subthread]

See the 1st Discussion by Reverend, June 2002 

See the 2nd Discussion by Wynnie, August-September 2006 

 

II. Cirion & Eorl and the Friendship between Gondor & Rohan

by Felagund, February 22-March 3, 2014

Part I [415]

Part II [293]

See the 1st Discussion by 1. Draupne and  2. Acathalion, July 2002  

See the 2nd Discussion by Menelwyn, September 2006

 

III. The Quest of Erebor

by Brethil, March 4-11, 2014

The Quest of Erebor [413]

See the 1st Discussion by Idril Celebrindal, July 2002 

See the 2nd Discussion by dernwyn, September 2006 

 

IV. The Hunt For The Ring

by CuriousG, March 10-24, 2014

The Hunt for the Ring [1201]

See the 1st Discussion by Curious, July 2002

See the 2nd Discussion by weaver, September 2006

 

V. The Battles of the Fords of Isen

by squire, March 17-April 6, 2014

1. “Saruman made [a] mistake, fatal as it proved…” [412]

2. “The shieldwall was broken and the defenders in flight.” [556]

3. “When the war with Saruman began Theodred without orders assumed general command.” [182]

4. “The Fords were small protection without Isengard and still less against it.” [364]

See the 1st Discussion by Lady Aredhel, July-August 2002

See the 2nd Discussion by Aerlinn, September-October 2006 

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