The Tale of the Dagor Dagorath

Constructing the account of the Dagor Dagorath –

the Last Battle of Arda

Introduction

Many mythologies in literature make several references to their own interpretation of events related to the end of the world. No different is the case in J.R.R. Tolkien’s own fantasy world. Clues are to be found sparsely scattered in some of his major works – hinting at the end of the world and the rebuilding of Arda. Continue reading

I dream of writing a book …

Perhaps an unusual post compared to the others written so far. But nonetheless, it is intrinsically linked to the whole scope of this blog.

Ever since I’ve discovered Tolkien (and even years before that), I had in mind of writing a book.

But what sort of book?

A novel always piqued my interest. Once Tolkien was in my mindset, a fantasy novel seemed more tempting. But then I started wondering, as I have ever done when I begin writing such novel … I’m not a creative person.
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Approaching Tolkien: The Fall of Arthur

The Fall of Arthur might not appeal to every reader interested in the stories and realms from Middle-earth. The poem, considering its subject matter and unfinished state, might put off some people attempting to tackle this slightly academic book.

The reason for this post is for me to try and convince you in giving it a go!
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Liebster Award Nominations

Liebster Award

It’s been a while now, but I’ve had the chance to work on this finally. Steven over at The Leather Library and Amphi-theater Words have nominated this blog for the Liebster blog award. The award is offered to those who have less than 200 followers. Naturally, I’d like to give a big thanks to Steven for this wonderful nomination and for his ever-helpful support to this blog. Below are the rules to the contest, including the answers to Steven’s 10 questions as well as 10 questions that my nominees must answer to accept my nomination:
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The Desolation of Smaug: Awards and Accolades

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I’m one of those people who believes that a film does not necessarily have to receive an award in order to be a good piece of cinema.

Then again, it’s always nice when a film you’ve enjoyed actually receives a nomination (or praise) here and there.
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Approaching Tolkien: Tales from the Perilous Realm

Wondering through the enchanted paths of Middle-earth and the lands of Faërie …Tales from the Perilous Realm cover

Tales from the Perilous Realm is a collection of four independent works written by J.R.R. Tolkien. Whilst exploring Tolkien’s style of writing in different lands other than those of Middle-earth, it is interesting to see how these short works inspired or, in turn, were influenced by the author’s more famous works.

The following post shall briefly tackle each major work; outlining the general storyline/content and providing some reflections on each of them and their context within Tolkien’s other work.
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