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 […]

Book Review – The Return of the King

The final volume of what is arguably one of the greatest fantasy books of all time, The Lord of the Rings. Return of the King is my favorite. NO SPOILERS Wow. Those three words perfectly describe this book (and the entire Lord of the Rings for that matter). This book is the culmination of an […]

Book Review – The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

I honestly thought twice about writing this “book review” post. Mainly because I’m wasn’t quite sure what to write about regarding this book. I avoid giving out any spoilers on my reviews, and this book is much like a beautiful piece of art that it’s not easily for anyone to describe. NO SPOILERS This is […]