In Tolkien’s own words
I have long wished to see a full account of the War of the Last Alliance as written by Tolkien for the history of Middle-earth. Unfortunately, much of what we know is scattered into fragments over numerous books.
Following the success of The Tale of the Dagor Dagorth post, I have attempted to do the same thing. Looking for every passage, sentence, footnote and scrap of information referencing the Last Alliance, I have tried to construct a full account using Tolkien’s own writings. Continue reading “The Tale of the Last Alliance”
New writings by the Professor heading your way
By now you’ve probably heard the news. Two poems by J.R.R. Tolkien have been brought to life after being concealed in an annual school journal for over 80 years.
The discovery, made by reknowed scholar Wayne G. Hammond, consists of two obscure poems The Shadow Man and Noel, that had been written by Tolkien for the 1936 Annual of Our Lady’s School, Abingdon. Continue reading “Discovered: Two Tolkien Gems”
Ladies and gentleman. This is the oldest Tolkien book in my collection.
It’s been 10 years since I bought my first book on Middle-earth. No The Lord of the Rings, nor The Hobbit would introduce me to the J.R.R. Tolkien’s storytelling.
I dived straight into the tales of the First Age. Continue reading “My decade-old Tolkien book”