Unfinished Tales – Part One: The First Age – II. Narn i Hîn Húrin – The Tale of the Children of Húrin – The Childhood of Túrin

A large part of Unfinished Tales is dedicated to the Narn i Hîn Húrin, or The Tale of the Children of Húrin.  In fact, it says in The Silmarillion, "Thus was the fate of Túrin woven, which is fulltold in that lay that is called Narn i Hîn Húrin, or The Tale of the Children of Húrin, and … Continue reading Unfinished Tales – Part One: The First Age – II. Narn i Hîn Húrin – The Tale of the Children of Húrin – The Childhood of Túrin

Unfinished Tales – Part One: The First Age – I. Of Tuor and his Coming to Gondolin

Silmarillion Blues: The Tolkien Quest returns!  For those coming in late, this project started back in August of 2015 with The Hobbit, continued through The Lord of the Rings and "Bilbo's Last Song," and finally with The Silmarillion.  That is, we've made it through the canonical writings so far.  For the most part, with few … Continue reading Unfinished Tales – Part One: The First Age – I. Of Tuor and his Coming to Gondolin

Tolkien’s Unfinished Tales: The Quest Begins

As I previously posted, today's the day Libromancer's Apprentice and I continue once more on the Silmarillion Blues quest through Middle-Earth, picking up where we left off.  For those of you joining in, we post the first chapter blog of Unfinished Tales in two weeks, July 1.  Barring any unforeseen interference (hopefully that's behind us … Continue reading Tolkien’s Unfinished Tales: The Quest Begins

The Silmarillion – Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age

We've got some backtrack and overlap from the previous material right from the outset.  Following the overthrow of Morgoth, Sauron repented in fear to Eonwë.  A Maia could not pardon another Maia, however, so he was directed to Valinor to receive the judgment of Manwë.  Again, fear drives Sauron, this time of losing his power and potentially … Continue reading The Silmarillion – Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age