Set during the —for the record, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings are set at the very end of the Third Age— Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power charts the rise of Sauron, as the Dark Lord manipulates the beings of Middle Earth to hatch plans to sow chaos and bend the land to his will. Read more: The Second Age itself is a period that spans over thousands of years, leaving plenty of room for stories to be told in The Rings of Power . Beyond the return of Sauron—diminished after a war...

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