The Complete Guide to Middle-earth
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|The Complete Guide to Middle-earth|
|Publisher||Random House Publishing Group|
Originally published before the publication of The Silmarillion the first edition contained only information from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. In 1977, a new edition containing Silmarillion material was published.
It is generally recognised as excellent reference book on the subject.[source?]
Foster supports the usual misunderstanding that Bladorthin's spears were not delivered because he died early, while the text doesn't mention it.
Foster relates the Elvish words ambar "world" and umbar "fate". In the entry of Ambar, he mentions it is a concept related to fate of the world. The Etymologies showed that the two have different roots; a distinct word ambar is actually linked to the root for "home".