The Fall of Gondolin to be released in August 2018

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Well, it is now official.

In a statement made this morning on the J.R.R. Tolkien Official Facebook page, it was announced that The Fall of Gondolin, written by J.R.R. Tolkien and edited by Christopher Tolkien, will be published on August 30, 2018. Continue reading “The Fall of Gondolin to be released in August 2018”

Are we looking at a New Tolkien Book on The Fall of Gondolin?

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(C) John Howe

 

I deliberately withheld writing about this news at any point yesterday, as the annual pranking event of April Fool’s took over the internet.

In order to ensure this was no typical joke, the rumoured whispers from distant shores seem to have declared the potential release of a “Tolkien Book” in August this year. Continue reading “Are we looking at a New Tolkien Book on The Fall of Gondolin?”

Books I’ve Read In 2017

Stacks of books

It takes me around 2.5-3 weeks to read a 200-page book. With that in mind, I’ve calculated that over the years my annual read of The Lord of the Rings occupies a good 3-month period. This year I’ve managed to whittle that down to 2.5 months – which is impressive for me. Although I know the source material and seem to breeze through each page, I never somehow manage to complete the book in that 1 or 2-week reading period that some fans claims to be able to do. Continue reading “Books I’ve Read In 2017”