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Thu May 2, 2019, 04:47 PM

5. S.M. Stirling's Embervse and Tolkien

The Emberverse series, starting with Dies the Fire, is a postapacolyptic series. Two sets of characters want to use Tolkien and his symbols in their new societies. The evil character uses the Eye of Sauron for his symbol.

Another survivor in the series is an archer who was obsessed with The Lord of the Rings before the apocalyptic event. She goes to live in the redwood forests of the Northwest with some friends. They say they are the descendants of the Numenoreans, and become Dunedain Rangers. They speak Sindarin and study the Tolkien books as true history. As you read those books, you will find some interesting takes on the "Dunedain Rangers" behavior and use of language.

I wonder if Stirling was familiar with this recording before he wrote the books. I would not be surprised if he was.

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