Authors and Tolkien fans should find the book discussed in this review highly intriguing. Click the link to learn more, readers – and see if this is something* you would like to purchase! Return to Middle-earth By BRADLEY J. BIRZER September 26, 2021 A new, expertly edited collection of J. R. R. Tolkien’s writing on his … Continue reading A New Look at a Modern Mythology
Sometimes, writing is not fun. Life has gotten in the way, stress is eating at the author, or burn out has finally struck at the end of a long spell of creativity. Or, just as bad, a roadblock has suddenly appeared to stem the flow of the writer’s imagination; turning a project he loved into … Continue reading Writing for Fun
Check out this fantastic piece on Sam Gamgee, readers! What Samwise Gamgee teaches us about courage, friendship and endurance MARCH 18, 2020 by John Tuttle Perhaps the most pivotal yet unsung hero of The Lord of the Rings is a little fellow by the name of Samwise Gamgee. He is the fast friend, follower, and supporter of Frodo … Continue reading “Frodo Wouldn’t Have Gotten Very Far Without Sam.”
I recently discovered some truly fantastic recordings of various songs from The Hobbit* and The Lord of the Rings.* Performed by Peter Hollens a capella, some of the songs regain the vigor of their original writing by Professor Tolkien. His version of “There’s an inn” benefits especially from this treatment, as Mr. Hollens and a … Continue reading Songs from The Hobbit Performed in A Capella
Take a look at this great piece to learn more, readers: Tolkien’s Witness to the Good News DECEMBER 17, 2019 MARY CUFF The other day, I found myself in a cramped waiting room dominated by a television much too large and loud for the space. After the third or fourth depressing “newsworthy” tidbit in a row, … Continue reading Good News from Middle-Earth
This title might seem to be a fairly foolish one. Isn’t James T. Kirk’s Enterprise magnificent? Malcom Reynolds’ Serenity is beautiful, and despite repeated complaints to the contrary, the Millennium Falcon turns many a head even now. There is obvious majesty within the genre. Isn’t there? Yes…and no. When it comes to space ships, it … Continue reading Splendor in Science Fiction – Can Something Be Both Beautiful and Futuristic?
If you enjoyed the previous article listing a number of songs performed by Clamavi De Profundis, then you will certainly like their latest offerings. Two are from The Lord of the Rings, but another is a Catholic hymn. The other is an original song written and performed by the band. It focuses on Middle-earth but … Continue reading More Songs from Clamavi De Profundis
Studying The Lord of the Rings through multiple re-readings and the works of others has deeply impacted my writing. Lest you fear this means a deluge of similar epic fantasies will flow from my pen, I can lay your minds to rest on that fact, readers. Most of my fantasy tales are nowhere near the … Continue reading A Reflection on “The Doom of Men” from Anna Mathie