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The Tale of Eldwyn

Friends and Foes

I awoke in a bed alone. A candle in the corner of the room was halfway gone. I did not know where I was or how I ended up in this bed. 3,997 more words

Lord Of The Rings

Tolkien‘s ‘immortal four’ meet for the last time

One hundred years ago today, four young men convened in an English town, not having seen each other for some time. What makes this trivial event significant is that one of them was J R R Tolkien, and the four comprised what his first ‘fellowship’, the TCBS – a group with a profound impact on his youth and on his legendarium. 1,355 more words

First World War

Brenton Dickieson reblogged this on A Pilgrim in Narnia and commented:

A very cool post from Tolkienist John Garth for today's Feature Friday!

J.R.R. Tolkien's manuscript map of Rohan, Gondor, and Mordor

From the forthcoming The Art of the Lord of the Rings, which collects Tolkiens’s preparatory drawings for his epic. Via/more at Wired.


Sean Bean on the LotR Joke in The Martian

Finland’s national public broadcasting company Yle interviewed actor Sean Bean (article in Finnish; the 4-minute video in English) during his promo tour for The Martian. 281 more words


Review - The Annotated Hobbit

The Annotated Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien, Douglas A. Anderson
Originally reviewed 11th October, 2011

The Annotated Hobbit is a really great edition of the book for fans of Tolkien, or anyone studying Tolkien’s work. 255 more words


The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien

And so begins the classic epic fantasy tale…

Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,

Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,

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Tough Travelling: Creative Cursing

Join me each Thursday for some Tough Travelling with the Tough Guide, hosted by Fantasy Review Barn. Inspired by ‘The Tough Guide to Fantasyland, 196 more words