"Various characters, known and unknown, must face the resurgence of evil in Middle-Earth. From the depths of the Mountains of Mist to the majestic forests of Lindon, from the Isle of the Kings of Númenor to the farthest reaches of the world, these kingdoms and characters will forge a legacy that will remain long after they are gone."
Sounds exciting, doesn't it? This is the official synopsis of the Lord of the Rings prequel series, The Rings of Power.
For the class dunces in medieval fantasy, a little recap of what The Lord of the Rings is.
In 1937, J.R.R. Tolkien published the novel The Hobbit, the cornerstone of a fantasy universe of elves, dwarves and Middle Earth. In 1954, the author expanded this universe with The Lord of the Rings, which became a literary staple. Peter Jackson sublimated the adventure in the iconic film trilogy of the Seventh Art in 2001.
The prequel precedes the events of the films by thousands of years.
The Second Age - also known as the Age of Númenor - is a crucial arc in Middle-earth, as it is the time of Sauron's rise and the creation of the One Ring. Little has been leaked about the space-time context in which the series takes place, yet it is worth noting that at least 3,441 years separate the adventures of Rings of Power from those of The Lord of the Rings.
To bring the immortal saga back to life, Amazon Prime Video has given itself the means to achieve its ambitions. The SVoD streaming service dig deep into its pockets as it paid more than 1 billion dollars for this adaptation, which will span over 5 seasons. An absolute financial record for a cinematographic creation! Let's hope that the quality of the story will follow and that the universe that so many people around the world love will not be shaken up too much.
We at Diggers Factory have also heard that the soundtrack will be grand. How could it not be? Howard Shore's masterpiece for LOTR set the bar so high that Bezos' cohorts owe it to themselves to at least try to match it (good luck).
The mythical soundtrack, awarded at the Oscars for the best music in 2002 for the Fellowship of the Ring and in 2004 for the Return of the King is available on our site. It compiles all the iconic music of the saga such as the credits of course, but also "The Prophecy", "The Shadow of the Past / A Knife in the Dark" or "Gollum's Song".
Performed to perfection by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, you will find the original thrill of your first listen!
You can also find the original soundtrack of The Hobbit on our platform! Go ahead, our precious!