TolkienFiend is now on Instagram!!

Here's a little shameless plugging on my part: I decided to create an Instagram for my my site. I will, of course, post some of the photographs taken for the site onto my account, but some of the features I may not necessarily own - something I might come across in store, for example. This … Continue reading TolkienFiend is now on Instagram!!

The Great Tales of Middle-Earth by J.R.R. Tolkien To Be Released

While I was at work I was browsing Amazon and came across this hardcover release. I saw no mention of it on The Tolkien Society, but found another listing on Barnes & Noble, so I can only infer that this boxed set is an official release from the Tolkien Estate. I cannot attest to its … Continue reading The Great Tales of Middle-Earth by J.R.R. Tolkien To Be Released

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 1983 Paperback

Shelf space is critically low in my house. I decided to donate some old books to my local library to remedy this...and upon arrival, I learned their annual sale was happening the next day. You make your way downstairs and at the carpeted hall gives way to a dimly lit room with shelves and folding … Continue reading The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 1983 Paperback

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 1969 Paperback

My flatmate recently read The Fellowship of the Ring for the first time, and his copy of the book features an exceedingly interesting cover of the novel, largely because it has nothing to do with the story. I find it quite compelling and beautiful, but nevertheless, I find it hard to believe Tolkien would have … Continue reading The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 1969 Paperback

The Fall of Gondolin by J.R.R. Tolkien Official Announcement

Fans rejoice! HarperCollins has confirmed what many fans (including yours truly) have suspected the unannounced Tolkien title to be: The Fall of Gondolin will be released August 30, 2018 edited by Christopher Tolkien and illustrated by Alan Lee. The title will be available as a hardcover, deluxe edition, e-book, and in large print. The news comes as no … Continue reading The Fall of Gondolin by J.R.R. Tolkien Official Announcement

“The Fall of Gondolin” To Be Released?

There are three stories in The Silmarillion that J.R.R. Tolkien indicated were great enough to deserve their own tellings. One of these stories, Beren and Lúthien, saw its single book publication this past summer. The Children of Húrin, was published originally in 2007. The last great stand-alone story within The Silmarillion is "The Fall of … Continue reading “The Fall of Gondolin” To Be Released?

Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary 2014 Paperback

  It's been quite a while since my last post. A combination of the holidays, school, and work have unfortunately kept me from posting regularly, but Tolkien-Fiend has always been in my thoughts, and I could not think of a better addition to the library to herald in the return of regular postings than Beowulf. J.R..R. … Continue reading Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary 2014 Paperback