Middle Earth Challenge: The Return of the Shadow

In this sixth volume of The History of Middle-earth the story reaches The Lord of the Rings. In The Return of the Shadow (an abandoned title for the first volume) Christopher Tolkien describes, with full citation of the earliest notes, outline plans, and narrative drafts, the intricate evolution of The Fellowship of the Ring andContinue reading “Middle Earth Challenge: The Return of the Shadow”

Middle Earth Challenge: The Fall of Gondolin

In the Tale of The Fall of Gondolin are two of the greatest powers in the world. There is Morgoth of the uttermost evil, unseen in this story but ruling over a vast military power from his fortress of Angband. Deeply opposed to Morgoth is Ulmo, second in might only to Manwë, chief of theContinue reading “Middle Earth Challenge: The Fall of Gondolin”

Middle Earth Challenge: The Tale of Tinúviel

“…It is a long tale…” — Aragorn This one is a little different. As the The Tale of Tinúviel is really the first chapter in the novel The book of Lost Tales Vol. 2. I kinda felt I should write about this before the I write about Beren and Lúthien. Now the Book of LostContinue reading “Middle Earth Challenge: The Tale of Tinúviel”

Middle Earth Challenge: The Hobbit

“Bilbo Baggins was a hobbit who wanted to be left alone in quiet comfort. But the wizard Gandalf came along with a band of homeless Dwarves. Soon Bilbo was drawn into their quest, facing evil orcs, savage wolves, giant spiders, and worse unknown dangers. Finally, it was Bilbo–alone and unaided–who had to confront the greatContinue reading “Middle Earth Challenge: The Hobbit”

Star Wars And A Tolkien With A Side Of Forgotten Realms

Star Wars And A Tolkien With A Side Of Forgotten Realms Star Wars: Death Troopers by Joe Schreiber…. This novel is great on so many levels. I love Zombies and I love Star Wars. mix the two together and you get this! Plus mix in some of my favorite characters into the story line and SQUEEEEE!Continue reading “Star Wars And A Tolkien With A Side Of Forgotten Realms”

Star Wars And A Tolkien With A Side Of Forgotten Realms

Star Wars And A Tolkien With A Side Of Forgotten Realms Star Wars: Death Troopers by Joe Schreiber…. This novel is great on so many levels. I love Zombies and I love Star Wars. mix the two together and you get this! Plus mix in some of my favorite characters into the story line and SQUEEEEE!Continue reading “Star Wars And A Tolkien With A Side Of Forgotten Realms”

Star Wars And A Tolkien With A Side Of Forgotten Realms

Star Wars: Death Troopers by Joe Schreiber…. This novel is great on so many levels. I love Zombies and I love Star Wars. mix the two together and you get this! Plus mix in some of my favorite characters into the story line and SQUEEEEE! Great book from begin to end. Rather quick too… IContinue reading “Star Wars And A Tolkien With A Side Of Forgotten Realms”