The History of The Lord of the Rings: In the House of Elrond

Farewell to Rivendell by Joe Gilronan

Tolkien continues the idea that Trotter was Peregrin Boffin, a much older cousin of Frodo’s that Frodo remembers from childhood. But the Professor also considers the idea that Trotter was not a hobbit at all but a man. After Frodo … Continue reading

The History of The Lord of the Rings: The Third Phase (3): To Weathertop and Rivendell

Rivendell

Gandalf’s letter to Frodo that Trotter had in his keeping differs from the final version. The wizard wonders where Frodo is, warns him about the Black Riders and not to use the Ring at all. Gandalf could not stay at … Continue reading