The History of The Lord of the Rings: Bilbo’s Song at Rivendell: Erranty and Eärendillinwë

Arwen has yet to make her appearance. The Necromancer is still mentioned rather than the Enemy. Tolkien has not discovered the word Dunadan yet to describe a Man of the West and uses Tarkil instead. Rather than Frodo finding the … Continue reading

The History of The Lord of the Rings: The Fourth Phase (1): From Hobbiton to Bree

The seventh version of ‘A Long-Expected Party’ finally nearly reaches its final form. But there is still no argument between Gandalf and Bilbo about leaving the Ring behind for Frodo. Neither wizard nor hobbit yet know its exact nature. ‘Ancient … Continue reading