The History of The Lord of the Rings: Many Roads Lead Eastward (1)

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As Aragorn and Éomer part, the Ranger is first not so sure they will meet again. He is not forgetful about what to do with Merry. After the man asks Theoden if he will take care of the hobbit, the king answers … Continue reading

The History of The Lord of the Rings: Minas Tirith

Minas Tirith at Dawn, by Ted Nasmith

This chapter has extensive outlines and excerpts from drafts about this part of the story.  In one of the outlines, Théoden is wounded but does not die because a warrior, later revealed as Éowyn, protected him. Tolkien did not know at … Continue reading