Originally Posted by WV
Are the appendices included in the book Return of the King? I don't remember and I didn't see them on Amazon to buy. I'm rereading the Hobbit now in anticipation of seeing the movie.
Originally Posted by O.city
When is that talked about?
I figured, putting two and two together when reading the Hobbit that the Necro was Sauron.
I'm also curious if Sauromon knew what was going on when he is at the meeting with Gandalf at Rivendale.
The Appendices come "standard" at the end of any version of Return of the King that you buy. Appendix A is where all the good stuff is, by and large.
Appendix B can also be helpful, as it contains a timeline which includes some substantive stuff which answers your questions above (keeping in mind that Peter Jackson has played substantially with the timeline and even with some character motivations (Saruman, especially) in the movies versus the books, such as: