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: Beren and Lúthien

Restored from Tolkien’s manuscripts and presented for the first time as a fully continuous and standalone story, the epic tale of Beren and Lúthien will reunite fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with Elves and Humans, Dwarves and Orcs and the rich landscape and creatures unique to Tolkien’s Middle-earth. The taleContinue reading “Middle Earth Challenge: Beren and Lúthien”

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: Greg and Tim Hildebrandt: The Tolkien Years

The untold story behind the creation of the million-selling Lord of the Rings calendars, written by an author with first-hand knowledge of the creative genius behind them. by Greg Hildebrandt, Candance Raney (Senior Editor) This is basically a “coffee table” book. It covers all the art work done for the LOTR calendars, I believe inContinue reading “Middle Earth Challenge: Greg and Tim Hildebrandt: The Tolkien Years”

Middle Earth Challenge: The Children of Húrin

Long before the One Ring was forged in the fires of Mount Doom, one man—Húrin—dared to defy Morgoth, the first and greatest of the dark lords to plague Middle-earth. Thus did he and his children, Túrin and Niënor, earn the enmity of a merciless foe that would shape the destiny of all the ages toContinue reading “Middle Earth Challenge: The Children of Húrin”

Who Were The VALAR? | History of Middle-Earth | Lore

Well was writing about Tom Bombadil in the this Middle Earth Challenge. I brought up the The Valar. I was thinking about doing a follow up about them. But I found this awesome video made by guys over at History of Middle-Earth. I hope you all enjoy this!