Tolkien Tuesday: The Unfinished Tales ~Aldarion and Erendis~

"But Mariners are men of two minds, at war with themselves; and the desire of the sea still holds me..."The Unfinished Tales The story of the Mariner and his wife is a heavy one. It is filled with love and passion but also despair and coldness. Meneldur is the son of the King of Numenor … Continue reading Tolkien Tuesday: The Unfinished Tales ~Aldarion and Erendis~

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

~Tolkien Tuesday: The Silmarillion~Akallabeth~

The section Akallabeth chronicles the downfall of Numenor. Atalante is the Quenya word. Does Atalante look familiar? Numenor is a nation that sinks below the sea. Yep. This is Tolkien's retelling of Atlantis. This section of the book is actually pretty small but VERY DENSE! Who are the Numenoreans? They are the Men who aided … Continue reading ~Tolkien Tuesday: The Silmarillion~Akallabeth~