Beren and Lúthien is described as a "very personal story" that was dreamed up by the legendary fantasy writer and Oxford professor after he returned from WWI.Read More
Those who've absorbed the entire body of J.R.R. Tolkien's work will remember the tale of Beren and Lúthien, a human man and elf woman who fell in love. Their story appears in The Silmarillion, and it was written back in 1917. One hundred years later, HarperCollins will be republishing the story.Read More
Wherein we discuss the only time time Tolkien acknowledges sex in Middle Earth, and everything goes epically wrong for one particular family.Read More
Welcome back, fellow Tolkien fans (or just those curious about the extended edition of Middle Earth)! It’s been awhile since my last recap. I had a baby, no big deal! It’s taken some time to eek out brief minutes to write about Tolkien again, but here we are. And this one’s a doozy.Read More
And when you're done reading this, go Google Haleth, daughter of Haldad.
There are many things I love about the Peter Jackson Lord of the Rings film adaptations. The attention to detail, the shout outs to uber nerds with Silmarillion refs, the way Legolas jumps up on that horse in The Two Towers.Read More
I’m going to admit it up front: I love J.R.R. Tolkien’s work. I’m particularly fond of Middle Earth but my favorite book is not The Lord of The Rings. It’s The Silmarillion. I know, I know, that dry historical tome that reads like a bible? YES. That one. I love it. It is epic and dark and lyrical and poetic. It’s also kind of banana pants.Read More
Those were the stories that stayed with you.
Ian McKellen isn't ruling out the possibility of more films set in Middle-Earth, but you probably shouldn't get your hopes up.Read More