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On the perils of Faërie.

“Faërie is a perilous land, and in it are pitfalls for the unwary and dungeons for the overbold”.

J. R. R. Tolkien (On Fairy-Stories)

When it comes to Faërie, mortals must exercise great care in dealing with it. 1,494 more words

J. R. R. Tolkien

Book Review: The Messiah Comes to Middle-Earth

Title- The Messiah Comes to Middle-Earth: Images of Christ’s Threefold Office in the Lord of the Rings

Author- Philip Ryken

Publisher- IVP Academic

Pages- 136… 429 more words


iTravel NZ: A Day Trip to Hobbiton!

It’s a Hobbiton Day!
People have been buzzing about ‘Hobbiton’ when they heard I’d be going to New Zealand. Honestly, I am not really a big fan of… 283 more words


Frodo Baggins

Of all the fellowship of the Ring, including Boromir, who betrayed everyone to orcs and immediately died, Frodo is the worst one. Just a whiny pathetic limp rag who tries to give away the evil, corrupting, immensely powerful One Ring away no less than three times after swearing not to, and really does nothing nothing but complain about a journey that is really just walking and one time he fell asleep when a spider was in the room. 48 more words


Reading and Drawing the Lord of the Rings Part 3: On Being an Oddity

In his Foreword, Tolkien describes ‘The Shadow of the Past’ as the oldest part of the tale and ‘the crucial chapter’ of the book. One can see why, as it anchors the entire tale in gravitas, thanks in no small part to Gandalf’s central role in it.  1,443 more words


The Two Towers: is Grishnákh the orc in Fangorn Forest?

Even I doubted what I saw, for many years.

If you’ve seen The Two Towers (film), remember the orc with the evil voice who taunts and threatens Merry and Pippin? 659 more words

J. R. R. Tolkien