Hey everyone! We’ve hit the 1k subscribers mark on YouTube and, to celebrate that, here’s a video with an overview of my Tolkien book collection. Enjoy!
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Hey folks! Back again from the shadows 🙂
I hope you’re all sage and are having a good start to the new year.
Just dropping by for a quick shout-out to a Kickstarter campaign just launched.
As many followers of this blog may know, I wrote a book back in November 2019: Hæstingas: A retelling of the valiant fall of England in verse.
The book, a historical fantasy, 4,000-line epic poem set during one of the most turbulent times in English history, is now getting the Special Edition Hardcover treatment!
If you have an interest in Anglo-Saxon history, are a fantasy reader and love to odd-bit o’ poetry (as Samwise Gamgee would say) every now and then, your support in this endeavour would be most appreciated!
Rewards and bundles are there for the taking, so head over to the Kickstarter campaign page and take a look.
Till next time! 😉
Here it is … the unboxing of the latest Tolkien publication.Continue reading “Tolkien’s Unfinished Tales | DELUXE & HARDBACK Editions”
Hey all! I’m super excited to report that a great number of people have backed up my Kickstarter campaign for the publication of a special hardback edition of Hæstingas: A retelling of the valiant fall of England in verse.
The book is a historical fantasy, 4,000-line epic poem set during one of the most turbulent times in English history.
We’re only 5 days away from the end of the campaign. So if you wish to back this project, now’s the time to do so 😀
Till next time! 😉
Hello again everyone! I seem to be back 😀
Although “back” is rather misleading. I was always “here”, both figuratively and literally. Following my ‘Farewell‘ post some eight months back, I kept visiting the blog and ensuring I replied to any new comments popping up every now and then on any posts.Continue reading “Stirrings and New beginnings | I’m back!”
Photo by Charles E. Noad
For a number of years I used to think what would happen once the son and literary heir of J.R.R Tolkien would be with us no more. I questioned what would that mean to the Tolkien community, whether the experience of reading the books would change, and what would it mean for future scholarly work and publications. Continue reading “Christopher Tolkien and Other Farewells”
It’s been over 3 months since my last post on this blog …
I feel as ashamed as an orc that has nothing evil to do, or an elf that has no singing to be done. Continue reading “I’m still here … re-reading Tolkien”
Alas! dear readers and followers of A Tolkienist’s Perspective. I feel a long apology is due to redress my absence during these last few months. However, a short note must suffice at this stage. Although I’ve been actively replying to comments that still flow through on a weekly basis on this blog (thank you!), one of the reasons for my inactivity was precisely this Lay of Leofwin project, which I delve into a bit more in this post.
Hence, read on dear reader, read on …
It soon becomes apparent to readers delving into Tolkien’s writings, that the aforementioned author was fascinated by the Anglo-Saxon world that thrived in England between c.450AD and 1066 — the latter, an infamous year in history when the Battle of Hastings took place. Continue reading “Lay of Leofwin project #Update 2”
Ladies and Gentleman, we have the island of Númenor!
LOTRonPrime tweeted earlier today an update to their interactive Middle-earth map … and a confirmation that the series will, in some way, reference the Second Age. Continue reading “Second Age confirmed! LOTR Amazon Series”