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!!
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
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
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
I have already written about Beren and Lúthien several times: I posted concerning the copy I pre-ordered, and once I finished reading it, a discussion of the book. My pursuit of a Bachelor's Degree comes to an end this year, and I cannot be happier with the academic experience my professors and mentors have provided … Continue reading Beren and Lúthien 2017 GB Hardcover Signed by Alan Lee
I've been in the process of applying to internships in the hopes of starting a career following my graduation. One of the internships required a reader's report on an article published within the last year. Although, it's off topic for my website, I liked what I wrote, and so, I decided to put it to … Continue reading Martin Luther King Jr. and Black Lives Matter
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, is a fourteenth century Middle English poem written by an unknown author, credited as the "Pearl Poet." Sir Gawain is, of course, one of the most famous knights of King Arthur's Round Table. His Feud with Sir Lancelot du Lac is one of the many, if not the … Continue reading Sir Gawain and the Green Knight 2000s Mass Market Paperback
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
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?
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