Character Profile: Bard the Bowman

Bard the Bowman

The race of Men’s own version of Legolas 

Now that The Desolation of Smaug has been released, I can continue discussing the new characters that have become part of the Hobbit story-line – comparing and contrasting them between novel and film.
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‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ – Review

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-Smaug has finally arrived!

As promised, here’s a much detailed review of the second installment in ‘The Hobbit’ Trilogy. Having seen the film three times so far, I’m able to delve into a bit more detail concerning the workings of the film.
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Pack your gear and sharpen your swords … Smaug is coming!

Smaug

Beorn, Mirkwood, Spiders, Thranduil, Dol Guldur, Lake-Town, Bard, Erebor … Smaug.

There’s simply an embarrassment of riches coming up within the next week and expectation couldn’t be higher.

Lately I’ve been concentrating on posting stuff relevant to ‘The Hobbit’ films in anticipation of the second installment’s release.
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Is this the Necromancer’s Voice?

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– Did we just hear that?

*Warning* This post contains particular spoilers regarding the Necromancer subplot. There are no spoilers related to ‘The Hobbit’ story, but something concerning the Necromancer himself – unless, of course, you’ve read the books. So proceed at your own risk.
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Dragons vs Wyverns: The Question of Smaug

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– No ‘The Hobbit’ spoilers

I love dragons. They’re simply the most fascinating creatures in any mythology or fantasy story – capable of breathing fire and roaming the skies (among other things). Modern-day narratives seem to place these beings on the good side, and whilst still intriguing, I rather  prefer the good-old evil and nasty creatures from European literature.
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A moment to reflect …

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Whilst I’m currently knee-deep (or elbow-deep?) in writing the next part of my review on ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’, I think it is essential to pause for a moment and allow time to consider what has just happened over the past two days in ‘The Hobbit’ Trilogy camp …
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