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Chapters: Rivendell, Bree, Minas Tirith, Valmar, Tirion, Moria, Dol Guldur, Minas Morgul, Dol Amroth, Gondolin, Osgiliath, Caras Galadhon, Umbar, Esgaroth, Dunharrow, Harlond, Forlond,. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 24. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Rivendell (Sindarin: Imladris) is an Elven outpost in Middle-earth, a fictional realm created by J. R. R. Tolkien. It was established and ruled by Elrond in the Second Age of Middle-earth (four or five thousand years before the events of The Lord of the Rings). In addition to Elrond and his family, notable Elves who lived there included Glorfindel and Erestor. Rivendell is a direct translation or calque of the Sindarin name Imladris, both meaning "deep valley of the cleft". Rivendell is also called "Imladris" in Sindarin and "Karningul" in Westron. The name Rivendell is formed by two elements: "riven" and "dell" meaning split, cloven and valley respectively, making the whole word purport "deeply cloven valley". It is also referred to as The Last Homely House west of the Mountains, alluding to the wilderland that lies beyond the Misty Mountains. Rivendell is located at the edge of a narrow gorge of the river Bruinen (one of the main approaches to Rivendell comes from a nearby ford of Bruinen), but well hidden in the moorlands and foothills of the Hithaeglir or the Misty Mountains. The climate is cool-temperate and semi-continental with moderately warm summers, fairly snowy - but not frigid - winters and moderate precipitation. Seasons are more pronounced than in areas further west, such as the Shire, but less extreme than the places east of the Misty Mountains. Like Hobbiton it is located at about 52 degrees north latitude, a reference by Tolkien to his then hometown Oxford. Rivendell was founded in Second Age 1697 when a force sent by Gil-galad from L...http://booksllc.net/?id=23140633
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