7 Trilogies That Are As Good As 'Lord Of The Rings'

August 26, 2014 12:17 PM

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7 Trilogies That Are As Good As 'Lord Of The Rings'

I wonder how many authors set out to write trilogies. Tolkien, for instance, intended the Lord of the Rings to be the first big ass volume of a two-volume set (the second being the equally big ass The Silmarillion), as well as the sequel to The Hobbit. His publisher sensibly refused to do this, instead dividing up LOTR into three books. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Peter Jackson took The Hobbit (which would have made a fine two and a half, possibly three hour movie) and created a cinematic trilogy padded with action scenes destined to become amusement park theme rides.

"Star Wars," to use another cinematic example, was originally a standalone movie, the perfect hero's journey complete with fairytale ending. It didn't become a trilogy (and then an intended ennealogy, which Wikipedia assures me is the correct term for a series with nine entries) until the original m...

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