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The Lord Of The Rings, Chapter By Chapter: The Ring Goes South

(Updated on 4/6/15) On the road again. We start off with the aftermath of the council. Gandalf is in a bit of a bad mood, something that’s going to repeat for the rest of the chapter. He takes some more … Continue reading

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The Lord Of The Rings, Chapter By Chapter: The Council Of Elrond

(Updated on 26/05/2015) This is the longest chapter in the entire story, so a lot to cover. It’s the second exposition chapter, after “The Shadow of the Past”, and we’re setting up a large part of the rest of the … Continue reading

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The Lord Of The Rings, Chapter By Chapter: Many Meetings

(Updated on 17/5/15) Book One ended on a very tense cliff-hanger: Frodo in peril, the Ring in danger of being retaken by the enemy, and then a mysterious flood sweeping the Ringwraiths away even as Frodo seems close to dying … Continue reading

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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: The Shadow Of The Past

(Updated on 10/03/15) “The Shadow of the Past” is the first of two main exposition chapters, the other, of course, being Book Two’s “The Council of Elrond“. I would consider this one more important because, at this early stage, the … Continue reading

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The Lord Of The Rings, Chapter By Chapter: A Long Expected Party

(Updated on 07/03/15) Having received an extremely nice hardback of Tolkien’s masterpiece as a Christmas present, and since I’m re-reading it for what must be well past the 10th time, I thought I might start another post series, sharing some … 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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