Shadowsong: 2. Author’s Notes

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2. Author’s Notes

Ash nazg durbatulûk,
ash nazg gimbatul,
ash nazg thrakatulûk
agh burzum-ishi krimpatul.

(Black Speech)

One Ring to rule them all,
one Ring to find them,
one Ring to bring them all
and in the darkness bind them.

Annatar – ‘Lord of Gifts’, a name Sauron took in the Second Age when he appeared in a fair form among the Eldar. I decided to use this name here since I think he probably wouldn’t have wanted his servants to call him ‘Sauron’ (‘the Abhorred’).

moonlit tower – Minas Ithil, the Tower of the (Rising) Moon, later Minas Morgul

no longer than the blink of an eye measured in the eternities I have walked this earth – the siege of Minas Ithil actually lasted 2 years before the city fell in 2002 TA

as he accepted my challenge... – King Eärnur of Gondor rode to Minas Morgul in 2050 TA, accepting the Witch-king’s challenge first issued in 2043 when Eärnur received the crown. He was never seen again and the rule of the Stewards began in Minas Tirith.

This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for the enjoyment of Henneth Annûn Story Archive readers, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.

Story Information

Author: Ellisande

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 08/16/04

Original Post: 07/25/04

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