Book Review – The Book of Lost Tales 2

This book continues with early drafts and finished versions of Tolkien’s epic mythology. In this book you’ll read the early tales of Túrin Turambar, Beren and Lúthien, The Fall of Gondolin, and the story of the Nauglamír. Just like in The Book of Lost Tales Part 1, the overall synopsis of the stories is roughly […]

The Lord of the Rings himself

In light of my 31st birthday, as I normally do; I opted to grant myself a birthday present. This time around, I bought myself an awesome Sauron statue. Holyshit this thing amazing! The statue itself was release over three years ago, and with only 1,200 units made; the statue can no longer be purchased from […]

Book Review – The Book of Lost Tales (Part: 1)

The Book of Lost Tales was J.R.R. Tolkien’s first version of The Silmarillion; which he mostly wrote in the trenches during WWI, almost 100 years ago. The fist 2:30 minutes of this interview, Christopher Tolkien tells the history of The Silmarillion and its connection with The Book of Lost Tales. This is the first book […]

Book Review – The Children of Húrin

There is no doubt that the Elder Days and First Age are my favorite era and works of J.R.R. Tolkien’s entire legendarium. The tale of The Children of Húrin is one of them. Having first read the original story in The Silmarillion and the additional writings of it in Unfinished Tales, I already knew the […]

Book Review – Unfinished Tales

Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth is a collection of both new stories and expansion of stories from The Silmarillion, The Lord of the Rings, and The Hobbit. That being said, it is absolutely necessary to read those books first prior to reading this one. Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth is not a traditional […]

Book Review – The Silmarillion

I have read many books throughout my life, and I have to say, The Silmarillion is my favorite book of all time. This book has some really amazing stories, and it’s unique creation and publication made me love it even more. To start with, this book is NOT for everyone. Also I would definitely suggest […]

A Beautiful Irony

They’re very few things that can captivate me emotionally. This fan made video is one of those few. I’ve started reading The Silmarillion over the weekend, and the very first story in the book is called Ainulindalë. This story describes how the world in which Middle-earth resides in, was originally created. The beautiful irony of […]

Book Review – Tales from the Perilous Realm

Tales from the Perilous Realm is a collection of short stories and poems by J.R.R. Tolkien. As suggested by The Tolkien Society, I opted to read this book after completing reading The Lord of the Rings. NO SPILERS: One thing to keep in mind when buying this book is that not all of the stories/poems […]

Happy Tolkien Reading Day!

March 25th is Tolkien Reading Day. Today is literally indeed a really important date in fantasy literature. If you want to impress your fellow geek friends, you can tell them that on March 25 TA 3019 was the day Sauron was finally defeated. http://lotr.wikia.com/wiki/March_25 I’m happy to say, I finished reading Tales from the Perilous […]