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

In Húrin's absence, times are rough for Morwen.  She is poor, but she bitterly accepts alms to squeak by for the sake of Túrin and her unborn child.  The house slips into decay, and it is only by the aid of Aerin, a kinswoman, that she survives.  Aerin was taken by force by Brodda, an Easterling … Continue reading Unfinished Tales – Part One: The First Age – II. Narn i Hîn Húrin – The Tale of the Children of Húrin – The Departure of Túrin

Unfinished Tales – Part One: The First Age – II. Narn i Hîn Húrin – The Tale of the Children of Húrin – The Words of Húrin and Morgoth

Nirnaeth Arnoediad: The Battle of Un-numbered Tears.  The first time I heard of this, I was attempting to read The Children of Húrin a decade ago when that was first released.  Much of it really didn't stick with me at the time, but I remembered that.  When we got to that part of The Silmarillion, I … Continue reading Unfinished Tales – Part One: The First Age – II. Narn i Hîn Húrin – The Tale of the Children of Húrin – The Words of Húrin and Morgoth

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

Looking Up

Every so often, it's important to acknowledge the good things that are happening, to put forth the "attitude of gratitude," if you will.  The last few months have been something of a whirlwind for me.  The winds of change blow hard and fast, and I've been lost in the turmoil of it.  But a large … Continue reading Looking Up

Hiatus

Just a little update on some things around here.  Every so often, life throws some curve balls, and it's necessary to step away and regroup.  It's nothing that won't sort itself out one way or another, it's just that it's taking the bulk of my time and concentration.  Always a pain in the butt to … Continue reading Hiatus