Category: Books

On the Importance of Glorfindel

Glorfindel, like Tom Bombadil, Quickbeam, and Prince Imrahil, is one of those characters who didn’t make it into Peter Jackson’s films. I understand why Jackson made this decision. There are already plenty of characters to follow. Adding yet another character–one who only appears in two or three scenes–simply causes confusion for the viewers. It’s just sad because Glorfindel has a…

I’ve read LotR and The Hobbit. Now what?

For those who are new to the Tolkien fandom, it can be a confusing place. You’ve read The Lord of the Rings books in order and you’ve read The Hobbit. Is there a book after Lord of the Rings? Not exactly. What do you do if you want more Tolkien? Many would say you should start on The Silmarillion. As much as I love…