Happy birthday, Silmarillion!

Yesterday, The Silmarillion turned 40! Wow!

When J. R. R. Tolkien died, the Silmarillion was still unfinished. But then Christopher Tolkien, His son, finished the Silmarillion.

Thanks to this wonderful book, such wonderful stories such as Beren and Luthien and Children of Hurin have been published and loved.

Happy Belated birthday, The Silmarillion.

Now, what are you all waiting for? Grab the Silmarillion from your bookshelf, and read a chapter or two.

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I’m sorry to say I’m not going to buy Beren and Luthien before it gets published


It’s June the first now; It’s a sunny day with a chance for me to swim at the pool. And to make things better, Beren and Luthien is being published today! Things couldn’t get any better. Except one thing.

I didn’t buy Beren and Luthien.

“Well, of course you didn’t! You bought it before it was published, right? You’ve been ranting about how you’re going to buy Beren and Luthien nerd re it gets published!”

I know, but I mean I didn’t buy it at all yet. I failed. I’m sorry 😱

I was going too, but I was too distracted in the world of movies (Disney, 
generally), that I didn’t remember to buy the book. But I will; In hardcover, on Amazon, and illustrated by Alan Lee. Alan Lee illustrated a couple of Tolkien books. My favorite cover he illustrated was The Children of HĂșrin. I don’t know why, but I really liked the cover.

Please forgive me. And James, I’ll try to buy your book before it gets published, I’ll try my best. And if I can’t, I will still buy it.

Please forgive me.

Approaching Tolkien: ‘The Silmarillion’

A Tolkienist's Perspective

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(Above: This is my last attempt in trying something like this 
 I promise!)

– The ultimate reading experience

This is the real deal. Forget what you’ve read in ‘The Hobbit’ or ‘The Lord of the Rings’ (actually, it would be wise to remember severything), cleanse your mind of any thoughts, sit down and start (or try) reading ‘The Silmarillon’


Complicated book, complicated (and long) blog post.

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Of Beren and LĂșthien, Of Myth and the Worlds We Love

I am new on the world of the Silmarillion; to tell the truth, I’m just on chapter 12. I find this interesting, because that I just got it on May 1, and it is only May 5. But that is for another time.

What I want to talk about is the Story of Beren and LĂșthien.

I first heard about it on James’ post on a Tolkienist perspective. Then later on, I learned that the romance tale was in the Silmarillion, thus making my urge to read the Silmarillion even greater. I want to read it now, but I’m deciding to read the entire book; so I can understand the book even better.

But don’t worry. Once I finish the chapter, I will make a review on that particular chapter. I’ll call it “Chapter reviews.”

That’s a thing, right?

A Pilgrim in Narnia

I don’t think I have ever read anything better than the tale of Beren and LĂșthien.

It is a bold statement, so allow me to give some context.

One of the things that readers love about The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit is that they are tales drawn from a weighty world. A lot of the Tolkienesque high fiction of the past 50 years has failed not because of poor writing–though sometimes that is the case–and not even because it is derivative. Often fantasy fails because the fictional world is thin.

In fantastic realms, the greatest examples of adventure, romance, heroic quest, or self-sacrifice in the face of evil are placed within the context of a subcreated world that is both vast and expansive in terms of scope and imagination, as well as rooted in the depths of history, myth, and legend. In high fantasy, the story only resonates


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Beren and Luthien song- by J. R. R. Tolkien

Just a little quick post for right now. Also the new book Beren and Luthien is coming in June 1, 2017, and I just wanted to make a quick post.

The song was sung by Aragorn in the Fellowship of the ring, book 1, chapter 6.

Waiting for the book? Well, if you own the Silmarillion*, you can just find the tale of Beren and Luthien in the Silmarillion as well.**

But we can all conclude that this Beren and Luthien book will be more specific and will possibly give us more detail than The Silmarillion gave us.

*I don’t own The Silmarillion yet, but it should come somewhere next week or something.
**All posts about Beren and Luthien will go in the Silmarillion category.