The Lorehounds: The Second Age – Chapter 1: The Rise of Númenor

David and John discuss the history of Tolkien’s writings before setting sail to the island of Númenor to introduce our first major location in The Rings of Power. Join us to continue our deep dive into the lore behind Amazon’s upcoming series, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.

Questions? Comments? Wild speculation? Send us an email at secondage@baldmove.com and we’ll get back to you on our Epilogue podcast, which will air on August 29, 2022.

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Sources: (1) J.R.R. Tolkien by Humphrey Carpenter; (2) The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien; (3) Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth by J.R.R. Tolkien.



Second Age Upcoming Topics and Release Schedule
Prologue: Tolkien the man and the lands and people of Middle Earth
Ch. 1: History of Tolkien’s writings and the rise of Númenor
Ch. 2: History of film, tv, and radio adaptations and the fall of Númenor (Jul 25, 2022)
Ch. 3: Tolkien’s academic career and a breakdown of the Elves (Aug 1, 2022)
Ch. 4: Tolkien’s influence on modern fantasy and the creation of the Rings (Aug 8, 2022)
Ch. 5: Tolkien’s wartime experience and The Last Alliance of Men and Elves (Aug 15, 2022)
Ch. 6: Christopher Tolkien and the Aftermath of the war with Sauron (Aug 22, 2022)
Epilogue: Listener Q&A – email us and/or post in the discord (Aug 29, 2022)