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Who is Sauron? Part Two

We left things off with the completion of the One Ring (year 1600 of the Second Age), and Sauron’s betrayal of the Elves. Gone is the fair persona of Annatar – back...

J.R.R. Tolkien – A Short Biography, Part One

How does one even start a biography of one of the greatest English authors of all time? This is a brief biography, so we can’t start with his birth and move slowly...
Frodo Baggins

The Workings of the Inner World

by Ivana Zaharija The inner world is an individual's own personal view of the world. It is most often different than that of any other individual, which in turn...

Who is Sauron? – Part One –

Suaron, the Black Lord, the Necromancer, the Eye – who or what is Sauron? Any readers of the Lord of the Rings will know generally what Sauron is. He’s the ruler...
JRR Tolkien

Tolkien’s Characters

by G. Russell Gaynor(a.k.a. Reiter)             My editor will tell you, my openings are most often a troublesome thing. But this one is pretty easy.             Tolkien....
Tolkien - Simlarillion

A Different Approach to Reading The Silmarillion

By Rob Bauer If you’re enough of a Tolkien fan to read The Silmarillion and visit a blog about Tolkienology, there’s probably not much I can write you haven’t read before...

Middle Earth Dating Rules to Rule Them All

Middle Earth is full of war, bloodshed, and history, but what about love? Can you find love hiding somewhere between The Shire and Sauron’s Mordor? Or are you going to...

The Five Wizards, Part Two

The Five Wizards, Part One - in case you missed it :) Gandalf the Grey appeared in print for the first time on September 21, 1937. The Hobbit received high...

Critical Reviews of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Books, Part One: The Hobbit and The Fellowship of...

A somewhat random thought occurred to me today – “I wonder what the critics thought of Tolkien’s books when they were first published?” A lengthy research dive later, and I’m happy to say, I’ve discovered...

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