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The Lord Of The Rings, Chapter By Chapter: The Voice Of Saruman

(Updated on 26/09/15) New update 06/09/2020: As this post has been linked to by a far-right website seeking to use it as part of a bizarre argument against following COVID-19 restrictions, let me take the opportunity to say that COVID-19 … Continue reading

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The Lord Of The Rings, Chapter By Chapter: Helm’s Deep

(Updated on 10/09/15) “Need drove them”. No better line, early in this chapter, to emphasise the drama, tension and purpose currently surrounding the narrative. The army of good is on the march and the reader gets an objective to boot: … Continue reading

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The Lord Of The Rings, Chapter By Chapter: The King Of The Golden Hall

(Updated on 29/08/15) “The White Rider” is one of the worst chapters in the story, in my opinion, but we’re starting on a few brilliant chapters in a row, pretty much all the way to the end of Book Three. We’ve … 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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