~Tolkien Tuesday: The Unfinished Tales~The Istari~

The Istari are emissaries of the Valar and are known as the Wizards. They come to Middle-Earth in the 3rd age. They have a simple guise and normally carry a staff as a sign of their order. According to this chapter, there is an unknown number of Istari but in Middle-Earth, there are a total … Continue reading ~Tolkien Tuesday: The Unfinished Tales~The Istari~

~Tolkien Tuesday: The Unfinished Tales~The Druedain~

"Alas! If some power passes from you to a thing that you have made, then you must take a share in its hurts."The Druedain The Druedain is an aspect of Middle-Earth that I wish we could know more about. They are fascinating and it makes me wonder how many more races and history Tolkien had … Continue reading ~Tolkien Tuesday: The Unfinished Tales~The Druedain~

~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 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: The Disaster of the Gladden Fields~

"The vengeance of Sauron lives on, though he may be dead," he said to Elendur, who stood beside him, "There is cunning and design here! We have no hope of help..."The Unfinished Tales The Disaster of the Gladden Fields is the event that takes place after Isildur refused to cast the Ring into the fire. … Continue reading ~Tolkien Tuesday- The Unfinished Tales: The Disaster of the Gladden Fields~

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