It is clear that The Lord of the Rings is very fashionable again and now they have presented images of the new book.
Despite J. R. R. Tolkien died in 1973, new novels about Middle-earth continue to appear. So after the fall of gondolin which was published in 2018, now we can read The fall of Numenor which will have 11 illustrations of Alan Leewho has long been revered as one of the best cartoonists to represent The Lord of the rings.
Now we can see the first images of this new novel:
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This is how he describes his work Alan Lee: “It is a pleasure to be able to explore the Second Age in more detail. Mostly to learn more about those dark and ancient events, alliances, and disasters that eventually led to the Third Age stories we’re most familiar with. Wherever I had the opportunity to work on The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, I tried to imbue images and designs with an appropriate age, an overlay of history and echoes of those older stories. That’s why The Fall of Númenor has proven to be a perfect solution. But it’s also a great opportunity to delve a little deeper into the rich history of Middle-earth.”
What is the story about?
in the history of The Lord of the ringsthe people of Númenor were deceived by sauron to attack the Valar and thus be able to achieve immortality. But although they had a huge army, the result was catastrophic. As Ilúvatar caused a cataclysm that devastated men and the island of Númenor. In addition, the Earth, which until then was flat, was transformed into a globe.
This happened in the second age, so we may get to see it in the series of The Lord of the rings of Amazon Prime Video. So it is fascinating that a book reminds us of everything that happened at that time.