Beren and Lúthien by J.R.R. Tolkien

Christopher Tolkien presents the various narratives that evolved become the story of Beren and Lúthien who, together, faced the dark lord Morgoth in his own halls and attempted to wrest a Silmaril from his crown.  Illustrated by Alan Lee. Review The story of Beren and Lúthien is one of the most famous episodes in The Silmarillion. …

Snow-Trolls and Stone-Giants in Middle-earth

Originally posted on A Tolkienist's Perspective:
The evidence for the existence of both snow-rolls and stone-giants haunting the deep, shadowy passes of Middle-earth is, at best, poor. To begin with, we have a stronger argument in favour of giants. Mentioned several times in The Hobbit, there is an obscure passage during the Dwarves’ journey…

The Next Season Of Game Of Thrones Arrives Summer 2017

In recent months, HBO and various people on the creative side of Game of Thrones haven’t exactly been shy about admitting that season 7 of the show is likely to be presented differently than all of the previous seasons.