Tolkien Movie & Book

J  R  R TolkienFor fans of Tolkien, 2017 shall prove to be fulfilling. There is a new book on the way and a movie being put together.

The next Tolkien film we see won’t have heroic exploits from Aragorn or Legolas. Instead, this will be a film based upon the life and creative genius of the one who brought us Middle-Earth. Early reports indicate that James Strong will be directing. His resume includes two episodes of “Downton Abbey,” and the movie “United.” The film is to cover his early years, including his contribution to the WWI – an event that inspired the Middle-Earth saga.

Next noteworthy item is Beren and Luthien.

The tale of Beren and Luthien was, or became, an essential element in the evolution of The Silmarillion, the myths and legends of the First Age of the World conceived by J.R.R. Tolkien. 51g4qqDszNL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_Returning from France and the battle of the Somme at the end of 1916, he wrote the tale in the following year. Essential to the story, and never changed, is the fate that shadowed the love of Beren and Luthien: for Beren was a mortal man, but Luthien was an immortal Elf. Her father, a great Elvish lord, in deep opposition to Beren, imposed on him an impossible task that he must perform before he might wed Luthien.

There is another book I don’t want to leave out. It came out years ago, but was amazing.

The Children of Hurin. If you plan on grabbing Beren and Luthien this summer, while you wait, grab this one first.

That’s all the for now. More will follow when more  movie news develops.

 

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Like a Bad Itch!

The title says it all. Like a bad itch or a nasty rash, I have returned. I’ve been away from the writing scene for a while, but I have returned with new projects and a renewed zeal. However, I am starting from scratch, so my blog may seem  a bit naked for a while.

For my fans of the Dragon Rising Series, big changes have transpired. I have left my former publisher, but have retained all the rights of the series. In due time, the third book of the series will be published under a different label. But BE WARNED, it will take time, for a new series is underway, promising the same medieval grit, adventure, and mayhem. Do not despair. You have not seen the last of the Dragon Maidens. We shall talk again soon.

It’s good to be back.

Oceans of Love,

Jack