The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan – Book Review

The Wheel of Time series is one of the biggest selling fantasy franchises, with over 80 million books in the series sold, and published in over 20 languages. Jordan (real name James Oliver Rigney) is considered one of the masters of epic fantasy, and along with R. R. Martin, ranked as one of the nearest rivals to Tolkien….

The Etymology of a Book

Originally posted on Kristen Twardowski:
We think of books as being filled with words and ideas, but they themselves are also a word and an odd one that. So how did the English word “book” come to be? The term originated from several linguistic paths. Its closest relative is the Old English word bōc, which also…

The Art of JRR Tolkien

Originally posted on JGlover Art:
This week’s Tolkien artist insight is about the illustrative artwork of none other than JRR Tolkien himself; I’ve previously looked at the work of other recognised illustrators of Tolkien’s legendarium and whilst debating who to look at this week it occured to me, I haven’t yet delved into the illustrations…