The Dark Powers of Tolkien is an illustrated reference work by David Day, and was published on February 26, 2019 by Thunder Bay Press (San Diego).

It serves as a compendium of villains of Middle-earth, from the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. The book also includes timelines, genealogies, and commentary on the source material, as well as related real-world stories.


"A compendium of villains of Middle-earth. The vast fictional universe of J. R. R. Tolkien contains many dark terrors to challenge the forces of good. This compendium of villains includes battle timelines, genealogy charts for creature races, striking illustrations, and well-researched commentary on the evil forces that dwell in Middle-earth. The unique, heat-burnished cover design and handy size make it a conversation starter as well as a great read. This work is unofficial and is not authorized by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers."
From the publisher


Table of contents

  • INTRODUCTION
  • CHART: A CHRONOLOGY OF MIDDLE-EARTH AND THE UNDYING LANDS
  • PART ONE:
    • MELKOR AND THE ORIGIN OF EVIL
    • CHART: DARK FORCES OF MIDDLE-EARTH
  • PART TWO:
    • MORGOTH THE DARK ENEMY IN THE FIRST AGE
    • CHART: WARS OF BELERIAND
  • PART THREE:
    • SAURON THE RING LORD IN THE SECOND AGE
    • CHART: THE SECOND AGE OF THE SUN
    • CHART: SAURON AND THE RINGS OF POWER
    • CHART: RINGS OF POWER – SECOND AGE
  • PART FOUR:
    • SAURON THE NECROMANCER IN THE THIRD AGE
    • CHART: SAURON IN THE THIRD AGE
    • CHART: HISTORY OF THE RINGS OF POWER – THIRD AGE
    • CHART: EASTERLINGS AND SOUTHRON ALLIES
    • CHART: EASTERLINGS AND SOUTHRON WARS
    • CHART: WARS OF THE WITCH-KING OF ANGMAR
    • CHART: WARS OF THE WITCH-KING OF MINAS MORGUL
    • CHART: ORCS AND DRAGONS – THIRD AGE
  • PART FIVE:
    • THE WAR OF THE RING
    • CHART: BATTLES OF THE WAR OF THE RING
    • CHART: HISTORY OF SMÉAGOL–GOLLUM
    • CHART: HISTORY OF SARUMAN THE ISTARI
  • INDEX

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Translations

Foreign Language Translated name
Danish Tolkien: De Mørke Magter
Russian Тёмные силы мира Толкина
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