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The Lord Of The Rings, Chapter By Chapter: A Knife In The Dark

(Updated on 9/5/15) This is the longest chapter since “The Shadow of the Past” and, in many respects, it’s all about building up suspense (and is that the best chapter title so far?). And it’s there right from the start … Continue reading

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The Lord Of The Rings, Chapter By Chapter: At The Sign Of The Prancing Pony

(Updated on 25/4/15) The party has arrived in ”Bree-Land”, a little cluster of villages between the Shire and the wilds, “an island in the empty lands about”. I really love the description of Bree that Tolkien takes the time to … Continue reading

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It Is Not War #4: Helm’s Deep, Part Two

Part One, for those who aren’t caught up. And we’re back with Aragorn seeing red. This assault can’t work. The defenders don’t have the numbers to push the Uruks back at this stage. The escape route that leads to the … Continue reading

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It Is Not War #3: Helm’s Deep, Part One

We’re in the big time now. Before I start, I’d like to say that I’m quite pleased with the reaction to my first two posts, and thanks to all commentators and well-wishers. Right then. Troy was based off source material … Continue reading

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