~Tolkien Tuesday: The Unfinished Tales~ The Battles of the Fords of Isen~

"Let me lie here--to keep the Fords till Eomer come..."The Battles of the Fords of Isen This is not a pleasant chapter. The determination of Saruman leads to heartbreak for many of the characters. Theodred is the son of Theoden, King of Rohan. His cousins are Eomer and Eowyn. They were all raised together. *Raise … Continue reading ~Tolkien Tuesday: The Unfinished Tales~ The Battles of the Fords of Isen~

~Tolkien Tuesday~The Unfinished Tales: The Hunt for the Ring~

This section is pretty short and to the point and takes us back to The Lord of the Rings, mainly The Fellowship of the Ring. Gandalf is elaborating on the Black Riders to Frodo. He explains that Gollum was captured in 3017 and tortured. Sauron hopes that Gollum will lead him to the Ring-- which … Continue reading ~Tolkien Tuesday~The Unfinished Tales: The Hunt for the Ring~

~Tolkien Tuesday~The Unfinished Tales: The Quest for Erebor~

"The story would sound rather different if I had written it..."Gandalf The events in The Hobbit are discussed frequently. What is unique about this section of The Unfinished Tales is that it t is from Gandalf's view. We know that Gandalf had other worries about Middle-Earth during the events of The Hobbit, which is why … Continue reading ~Tolkien Tuesday~The Unfinished Tales: The Quest for Erebor~

~Tolkien Tuesday-The Unfinished Tales: Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan~

Whether you are a fan of the books or the movies or both, we all know this scene. But we only get a little history behind the relationship between Gondor and Rohan. This section discusses the beginning of the alliance. The Eothed were Northman who were great breeders of horses. They are the same race … Continue reading ~Tolkien Tuesday-The Unfinished Tales: Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan~

Tolkien Tuesday ~The Unfinished Tales: The History of Galadriel and Celeborn~

"The last writing of my father's on the subject of Galadriel and Celeborn, and probably the last on Middle-Earth and Valinor, set down in the last month of his life..."The Unfinished Tales We all know Galadriel's role in The Lord of the Rings, we also know that she was one of the last to see … Continue reading Tolkien Tuesday ~The Unfinished Tales: The History of Galadriel and Celeborn~

Tolkien Tuesday: The Unfinished Tales~A Description of the Island of Numenor

"Even such documents as were preserved in Gondor, or in Imladris (where in the care if Elrond were deposited the surviving treasures of the Northern Numenorean kings) suffered loss and destruction by neglect..."The Unfinished Tales Christopher Tolkien really adopted his Dad's way of writing. Their writing makes it feel real, as was Tolkien's intention. He … Continue reading Tolkien Tuesday: The Unfinished Tales~A Description of the Island of Numenor

~Tolkien Tuesday ~ The Unfinished Tales: Narn I Hin Hurin~

"Blind you are Morgoth Bauglir, and blind shall ever be, seeing only the dark..."Hurin TRIGGER WARNINGS: SuicideThis section is the tale of the Children of Hurin and one of the most heartbreaking tales. Morgoth curses the children of Hurin and despair follows them at every turn. I can't help but think of all the emotions … Continue reading ~Tolkien Tuesday ~ The Unfinished Tales: Narn I Hin Hurin~

Tolkien Tuesday: The Unfinished Tales~ Of Tuor and His Coming to Gondolin

"Through the darkness one may come to the light."The Unfinished Tales Welcome to the beginning of our journey through The Unfinished Tales. These are a collection of stories that Tolkien never finished. However, his son, Christopher Tolkien was able to edit and publish these works. You may recognize some of the stories from The Silmarillion, … Continue reading Tolkien Tuesday: The Unfinished Tales~ Of Tuor and His Coming to Gondolin