The Silmarillion – Quenta Silmarillion: III. Of the Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor

"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

1st Blogiversary!

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!

How to Fight Presidents: Defending Yourself Against the Badasses Who Ran This Country by Daniel O’Brien

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

Complete Books of Enoch, New Translation by Dr. Ann Nyland

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

The Silmarillion – Quenta Silmarillion: II. Of Aulë and Yavanna

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