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Apr 2, 2016

Hey there fellow travelers! Welcome to The Tolkien Road, a long walk through the works and philosophy of J.R.R. Tolkien. On this episode, we discuss the final chapter of The Silmarillion, "The Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath", wherein Eärendil makes his fateful voyage to the Blessed Realm in order to obtain the aid of the Valar.  The First Age ends here, and as you might expect, it’s a very eventful chapter, complete with the downfall of Morgoth, the doom of Fëanor’s sons, and the fate of the Silmarils. There’s a whole lot to discuss!  By the way, if you haven’t already, please leave The Tolkien Road a rating and feedback on iTunes. We’d love to know what you think of the podcast. Enjoy the show!

Topics of discussion...

  • Haiku - 9:45
  • Eärendil & Elwing - 18:00
  • The Third Kinslaying - 24:30
  • Return to Valinor - 30:00
  • Eärendil the Star-sailor - 37:00
  • The War of Wrath & the Downfall of Morgoth - 44:00
  • Maedhros, Maglor, and the Oath - 54:00
  • The Return of the Exiles - 61:00

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