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...

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...

The Five Wizards, Part Two

The Five Wizards, Part One - in case you missed it 🙂 Gandalf the Grey appeared in print for the...

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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 forward, at least not in any detail....

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 makes them unique. My own context is...

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 again is Sauron as a Dark Lord.

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.             Did you...

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 find yourself on a hopeless quest for...

Time and Distance in Lord of the Rings: Part One – The Hobbits

“One does not simply walk into Mordor.” Sean Bean as Boromir, in Peter Jackson’s The Fellowship of the Ring (film) The famous line uttered by Sean Bean as Boromir has provided countless gifs, memes, and endless hilarity on the...

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 when it comes to The Silmarillion. The sweep...

Tolkien’s Myth: J.R.R. Tolkien’s Ideas of Fantasy and Fairy

On Fantasy 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 be some...

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...

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

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...

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...

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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,...

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...

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,...

Time and Distance in Lord of the Rings: Part One – The Hobbits

“One does not simply walk into Mordor.” Sean Bean as Boromir, in Peter Jackson’s The Fellowship of the Ring (film)

Tolkien’s Myth: J.R.R. Tolkien’s Ideas of Fantasy and Fairy

On Fantasy Mention in a crowd of book-lovers that you think J.R.R. Tolkien is the greatest fantasy author to ever...
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