A Reader’s Guide to The Silmarillion /// Part Ten

You know when you procrastinate so much on something you forget where you left off and discover you have lost your inspiration for the project? That was me for a long time with this blog series. This is the final part, though, so I decided I had better fight off that procrastination monster for longContinue reading “A Reader’s Guide to The Silmarillion /// Part Ten”

A Reader’s Guide to the Silmarillion /// Part Nine

Greetings, Lightbringers! I present to you part nine of my “Reader’s Guide” series. This week, we’re reviewing chapters 20-21 of The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien. We will learn of Nirnaeth Arnoediad, the Battle of Unnumbered Tears, and a bit about the unfortunate Túrin Turambar, whose story is one of the most tragic in the entireContinue reading “A Reader’s Guide to the Silmarillion /// Part Nine”

A Reader’s Guide to The Tale of Beren and Lúthien /// Part Eight

Hurrah! We have made it to part eight of this series! I have been anticipating this special section of The Silmarillion since the very beginning of the project. It’s arguably one of the greatest adventures of the entire book: the story of Beren and Lúthien. If you recall, Beren was introduced a few chapters agoContinue reading “A Reader’s Guide to The Tale of Beren and Lúthien /// Part Eight”

A Reader’s Guide to The Silmarillion /// Part Seven

Welcome back, friends! This week, I’m continuing my “Reader’s Guide” series with chapters 16-18 of The Silmarillion. In this section we will be introduced to Maeglin, son of Eöl and Aredhel, and learn about “The Battle of Sudden Flame” which brought about the ruin of Beleriand and downfall of Fingolfin, the High King of theContinue reading “A Reader’s Guide to The Silmarillion /// Part Seven”

A Reader’s Guide to The Silmarillion /// Part Six

Welcome back, friends! This week, I’m continuing my “Reader’s Guide” series by reviewing chapters 10-15 of Tolkien’s masterful work, The Silmarillion. Instead of focusing entirely on the western lands as in the previous chapters, we return to Middle-earth and the Elves, Dwarves, and Men residing there. The Elves of Beleriand The region of Beleriand willContinue reading “A Reader’s Guide to The Silmarillion /// Part Six”

A Reader’s Guide to The Silmarillion /// Part Five

In the fifth part of my “Reader’s Guide” series, I will address chapters 6-9 of The Silmarillion, which take place in the land of Aman. As mentioned in the last blog post, an Elf named Fëanor was born during this peaceful age. Among the Noldor (one house of the Elves), he was “the most subtleContinue reading “A Reader’s Guide to The Silmarillion /// Part Five”

A Reader’s Guide to The Silmarillion /// Part Four

In the past few blog posts, I have discussed the first two parts of The Silmarillion, the Ainulindalë and the Valaquenta. Those sections told of the creation of the world of Arda and of the Valar, powerful beings who brought the Vision of Ilúvatar to pass before the coming of the Children of Ilúvatar, MenContinue reading “A Reader’s Guide to The Silmarillion /// Part Four”

A Reader’s Guide to The Valaquenta /// Part Three

Greetings, Lightbringers! I actually have a blog post for today! (There was a day when I thought I might have to delay it until next week.) This section is the most complex of any I have done so far, and I had a lot of fun drawing the illustrations. Let’s begin, shall we? The secondContinue reading “A Reader’s Guide to The Valaquenta /// Part Three”

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