Does the unfinished sequel of LOTR, The New Shadow, count as Middle-Earth lore? It kind of ruins it for me how all the men in Middle-Earth just end up fighting each-other again like 300 years later. I guess it makes sense with Rhun and Harad still around, but it really stinks how everyone ends up forgetting about Elves, Dwarves, Hobbits, and Orcs.