Mr Light wrote:
I just finished reading the timeline in the ROTK index, and it's ridiculously spread out. Basically one event happens, a century passes, then someone reacts to that event. It definitely needs some tightening up.
I agree, it's pretty weird in some spots. Particularly Gandalf waiting ninety years between obtaining the map and key to Erebor's secret door and then giving them to Thorin. I guess you could handwave it away by saying his divine nature enables him to know when it's the proper time to do something, but still.