Fans who have seen Peter Jackson’s cinematic interpretations of Tolkien’s books will be better acquainted with the Third Age, which occurs tens of thousands of years following the happenings of The Rings of Power and thus has nothing to do with the Second Age. The literature offers us a wealth of information on the Second Age’s past, and the long-lost history of Middle Earth.
Here’s how the upcoming Rings of Power will fit into Tolkien’s universe.
Beginning with Morgoth’s surrender, the Second Age concludes with the initial capitulation of Morgoth’s commander Sauron, which moviegoers will recall from the very first adaptation namely Fellowship of the Ring, wherein the Coalition of Men and Immortal Elves destroy the Dark Lord by severing the strength of the One Ring from him.
Although the final chapters of the Silmarillion as well as a handful of retellings from Unfinished Tales provide short details of crucial happenings, neither of Tolkien’s volumes is dedicated solely to the Second Age. You may find a comprehensive history of the Second Age in Tolkien’s lengthy additions to The Lord of the Rings. These shards hint at a period when elves ruled the earth and the empires of men were vast and united.
There’s no doubt that the creation of the power rings may have been the most significant event. Sauron, while masking his real self, convinces the elf craftsman Celebrimbor to forge 19 rings for the three races of men, elves, and dwarves. The elves, nonetheless, saw his plan to use the One Ring’s strength to dominate humanity, and so they engage in a protracted struggle to counter his sway.
The name suggests that the show will explore the repercussions of giving in to the rings’ influence. Nazgûl, often known as ringwraiths, are ghastly minions of Sauron that first appear in the Second Age, and there’s a chance that the impending Rings of Power will explore their origins.
There isn’t much information available concerning the upcoming Amazon miniseries, but we do understand that The Rings of Power would take place in the Second Age. For this reason, you may think of the show as a precursor to the previously released movie adaptation, since it takes the premise long before Biblo, and Frodo’s existence.
Given the show’s name, we should expect to learn more about the other rings constructed in The Second Age and bestowed onto the kings of Middle-earth with the goal of corrupting them with power and later giving in to the dominance of the Dark Lord. Investigating the Rings of Power’s backstory further will not only give people more information to draw from, but however, it will also put a spotlight on hitherto unexplored facets of the mythology for many.
This examination of the Second Age has the capacity to bring depth and dimension to the tales that had defined our childhood, despite the fact that fans might well be weary with stories following the films.