The History of The Lord of the Rings: The Steward and the King

Christopher Tolkien again notes this chapter came almost fully formed from the first. But there were also significant differences as well. Faramir surrenders the Stewardship, which in the final version Aragorn refuses to allow him to do. In the first … Continue reading

The History of The Lord of the Rings: The Story Foreseen from Forannest

Forannest was the north gate of the Pelennor wall, where the Rohirrim storm through. Some of this extensive outline resembles closely the final version but other sections are remarkably different. Théoden is wounded in battle but does not immediately die. Éowyn and … Continue reading