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 praise from
critics (internal link to blog 4),...
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 of Mordor, the black, barren, desolate and
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 when it comes to The Silmarillion.
Wizards, pointy hat
and all, originated in some form long before Tolkien. Tolkien himself probably
drew on old descriptions of the Norse god Odin, who unlike the modern Marvel
rendition appeared most often in the ancient Nordic tales...
Mention in a crowd of book-lovers that you
think J.R.R. Tolkien is the greatest fantasy author to ever live, and you’ll
likely be surprised at how little argument you receive. To be sure, there will
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 find yourself on a hopeless quest for...