Psst! I’ve written my first book … The Trials of Sherlock Holmes

 

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The excitement is unbearable.

Okay so it’s not Middle-earth related but I felt I had to share this news.

My love for the stories of Sherlock Holmes has been duly discussed in some of my posts here. Now I can finally reveal that my first ever book will be released on June 13th! Continue reading

Approaching Tolkien: The Lay of Aotrou & Itroun

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Tolkien’s poetic skills are undisputed: eloquent, beautiful, moving.

I am in no way an expert on poetry. However, I like to read the odd verse or two every now and then. So what I look for in a poem is a consistent rhyming pattern, the clever construction of words and meaning in a restrictive format, and all this through an easy and clear read.

This is why I have enjoyed Tolkien’s poems above any other author’s. He is capable of saying so much, in such a beautiful way, without reverting to the abstract or metaphorical that is typical of so many poems. His pacing is progressive and the content itself is both meaningful and straight to the point. Continue reading

Beren and Lúthien: New Tolkien book in 2017!

Beren and Luthien book cover.jpgGreat news to all Tolkien fans!

As I’m sure you’ve all heard by now, the second of the Tolkien’s “Great Tales” will find itself on shelves as a standalone publication in May 2017, HarperCollins announced.

The book, which will compile together all known versions of the story, will be edited by Christopher Tolkien and illustrated by Alan Lee. Its publication will coincide with the 10th anniversary since the publication of The Children of Húrin. Continue reading

My decade-old Tolkien book

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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

Favourite Middle-earth Prop

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A Short Wishlist

Last week I was contacted by Invaluable: an online auction site that specialises in authentic movie props.

I was asked to share my own thoughts on a favourite prop in the form of a blog post. Naturally, my mind hovered over the Middle-earth films and after looking deep into the recesses of thought, I’ve come up with a thing or two.

The result of that thinking process can be seen below … Continue reading