It being New Year’s Eve, this post feels appropriate for this time of year.
Indeed, another 12 months have passed since I last compiled a list of books read, and I’m very proud to say that I have increased the number of works from last year. Continue reading “Books I’ve Read in 2016” →
Whether you celebrate Christmas or any another religious feast, or simply celebrate none, here’s my best wishes to you all!
Spread the love and share this moment with family and friends, over a hot cup of tea and a copy of The Hobbit in your hands, whilst marathon-watching The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Thank you for all your constant support and here’s to a fantastic day! 😀
It can often be frustrating trying to comprehend the impact of watching The Lord of the Rings for the first time.
How do you explain something as monumental, powerful, personal and life-changing as this to someone else? Continue reading “#LOTR15 -A Life-Changing Day …” →
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Three Elven swords were forged in Gondolin during the First Age, and presumably lost after the fall of this city as recounted in The Silmarillion. Glamdring, Orcrist and Sting make their proper appearance in The Hobbit in the lair of the three trolls, some 6,462 years later and just under 1,900 miles away from their original place of forging.
How and when could these swords have been carried such a long distance through three ages of wars, plunder and cataclysmic events? Continue reading “From Gondolin to Trollshaws: Glamdring, Orcrist and Sting” →
Image by Jeff Murray (JeffMurray.com)
Between Tolkien’s three major Middle-earth works, there is a small number of references to dragons, but even less so have been attributed with particular names or involved in specific events.
Scatha the Worm is one of those rare named dragons about whom we know almost nothing, but this presents an excellent opportunity to analyse and speculate briefly. Continue reading “Fun Post: Scatha the Worm (Smaug’s brother?)” →