The Silmarillion





The Silmarillion
The Silmarillion is a collection of stories written by J.R.R. Tolkien. It is set in the same world as Tolkien’s popular The Lord of the Rings trilogy, but it takes place thousands of years before those events. It tells the history of Middle-Earth and the conflict between the angelic Valar, the evil Morgoth and his servants, and the people of Middle-Earth. It consists of five parts which include creation myths, the Great Tale of the Silmarils, the siege of Angband, and the War of Wrath. To put it in simple terms, The Silmarillion is like a long-forgotten history book that tells the story of how Middle-Earth came to be. It explains how the evil Morgoth and his servants threatened the peaceful land and how the angelic Valar fought back to save it. It is filled with epic battles and magical creatures that would make any fantasy fan excited. A fun fact about The Silmarillion is that it was originally intended to be a single novel. However, Tolkien was unable to finish it before he died, so his son Christopher Tolkien published it as a collection of five parts.