"Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky..." From the beginning, Arda has been plagued with the creatures and machinations devised by Melkor. The Valar will not allow the Firstborn to enter the world in darkness, so while Varda prepares for their arrival by placing stars in the sky to guide them, Tulkas brings the … Continue reading The Silmarillion – Quenta Silmarillion: III. Of the Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor
Remember I said I was going to take suggestions for blog topics and whichever topic got the most votes, that's the one I'd write? I've changed my mind. I've decided to just write up every blog topic, in order of receipt. I've also decided that, going forward, I'll be more than happy to take suggestions … Continue reading Reader Requests!
This isn't going to be a formal review. I'm still processing what I saw, so this is more of a stream of consciousness kind of blog post. Last night I finally got to see War for the Planet of the Apes. I'm a month late to this party. I'm still geeking out a bit, not … Continue reading Apes Together Strong
It was one year ago today that Knight of Angels went online, the desperate solution of a refugee from another blog site that... apparently is working just fine now after all that back there. *shakes fist* But whatever. I'm quite happy here, building my own little space here on the interwebs across a wide variety … Continue reading 1st Blogiversary!
I classify this audiobook as both history and historical fiction. I also classify it as both humor and horror. And it's one of the best reads I've had so far this year. According to the introduction, the author Daniel O'Brien was told by a college professor that no one in his class would ever be … Continue reading How to Fight Presidents: Defending Yourself Against the Badasses Who Ran This Country by Daniel O’Brien
I've mentioned a few times that one of my many private research projects is the impossibly deep rabbit hole of Angelology. I've been at this for nearly two decades now, though admittedly I put it away for briefly to let it... rest? Breathe? Marinate in my subconscious for a while? Whatever you want to call it, it's … Continue reading Complete Books of Enoch, New Translation by Dr. Ann Nyland
I've had some private messages sent to me with questions in regard to some comments I made in previous blog posts. I've checked with the individuals who asked the questions (whose identities will be kept anonymous), and they were amenable to me answering in public forum. I do it this way because I figure someone … Continue reading Some Clarifications
When I first reviewed the audiobook Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Ring by Alexander Rose, I was marginally aware of AMC's series Turn: Washington's Spies. I read the book not because of the series, but because I am genuinely interested in history. But in my effort to trim down my TV viewing, I hadn't … Continue reading Turn: Washington’s Spies, 2014-2017
If this is true, it wouldn't be the first time that a bit of merchandising leads to some questions and potential insight into a Star Wars film. Via the incredibly awesome Jedi News site, a bit of fan art led to me to hunt down a picture of the next wave of Star Wars Funko POP! … Continue reading Funko POP! Star Wars Spoiler?
Remember the inscription upon the One Ring: "Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone..." We've come to know much about the Dwarves already from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. We know them to be strong and stout, stubborn, quick in friendship and in enmity, to be of big heart when … Continue reading The Silmarillion – Quenta Silmarillion: II. Of Aulë and Yavanna