I decided to include a prologue at the start of my fantasy book because prologues traditionally set the stage for the story. The Lord of the Rings possessed such a prologue that talked about how the One Ring was forged, how the Dark Lord Sauron was defeated, and how the One Ring came into the possession of Bilbo Baggins. I thought of following this custom by writing a prologue that talks about the major historical events that led to the beginning of the story.



  1. The prologue of LOTR is actually Concerning Hobbits and other matters. There is about a page on the finding of the Ring but what they did in the movie is actually what’s explained during the Council of Elrond and in The Appendixes of the book. πŸ˜‰ I loved the movie prologue if only for C. Blanchett’s amazing voice but it’s not in the book πŸ˜‰. Nothing wrong with prologues though: Gavriel Kay is great at them for example. It can be an amazing tool to set the tone.

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