View Poll Results: Which is your favourite Silmarillion story?

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  • The song of Ainur and the making of the world

    4 7.84%
  • The Darkening of Valinor and the flight of the Noldor

    3 5.88%
  • The siege of Angband and the coming of Men

    5 9.80%
  • Beren and Lķthien

    2 3.92%
  • Nirnaeth Arnoediad, the battle of unnumbered tears

    6 11.76%
  • The Children of Hurin

    13 25.49%
  • Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin

    14 27.45%
  • Ešrendil and the War of Wrath

    1 1.96%
  • AkallabÍth, the downfall of Nķmenor

    2 3.92%
  • Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age

    1 1.96%
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    Chapter Master Karak Norn Clansman's Avatar
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    Karak Norn

    Re: The best Silmarillion stories

    Fingolfin's duel with Morgoth was a fine point in the Sil, but I'd argue it doesn't come close to FŽanor's charge into a cohort of Balrogs. If nothing else, the latter would have looked splendid in a movie, and especially if FŽanor would have slain and wounded a few of the Balrogs.

    On a side note:

    Despite its age, Gondolin's fall always read as a surprisingly good story which would have fit into the wider writings without too much effort at editing and rewriting. The battle of Minas Tirith in The Return of the King was obviously inspired by the battle and faction descriptions, and these two pieces of writing are my favourites amongst Tolkien's work, along with The Hobbit, oddly enough. I'd have very much liked to see a finished version of Gondolin's fall, especially because I still wonder what Rog the elf would have been called had JRR Tolkien revisited the story.

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