02 March 2015

Saturday's Tolkien Haul

I ventured up to Maine over the weekend, and along the way spotted a used bookstore. There I found several new items to add to my Tolkien collection, including a second edition The Lord of the Rings boxed set (1965), a movie tie-in boxed set, a different version of J.E.A. Tyler's Tolkien Companion, a hardcover copy of The Silmarillion, and the soundtrack from the 197 Hobbit movie by Rankin/Bass (an item I have desperately longed for)!


Today in Middle-earth: March 2

Gandalf heals Théoden; art by Sergey Yuhimov
 On this day in the year 3019 of the Third Age:
  • Frodo comes to the end of the marshes
  • Gandalf comes to Edoras and heals Théoden
  • The Rohirrim ride west against Saruman
  • Second Battle of Fords of Isen. Erkenbrand defeated
  • Entmoot ends in afternoon. The Ents march on Isengard and reach it at night   

01 March 2015

Today in Middle-earth: March 1

The Dead Marshes by Amaryan
On this day in the year 3019 of the Third Age:
  • Frodo begins the passage of the Dead Marshes at dawn
  • Entmoot continues
  • Aragorn meets Gandalf the White; They set out for Edoras
  • Faramir leaves Minas Tirith on an errand to Ithilien

28 February 2015

Today in Middle-earth: February 28

The Brothers Hildebrandt
On this day in the year 3019 of the Third Age:
  • Éomer overtakes the Orcs just outside Fangorn Forest
  • Meriadoc and Pippin escape and meet Treebeard
  • The Rohirrim attack at sunrise and destroy the orcs
  • Frodo descends from the Emyn Muil and meets Gollum
  • Faramir sees the funeral boat of Boromir

27 February 2015

Today in Middle-earth: February 27

On this day in the year 3019 of the Third Age: 
  • Aragorn reaches the west-cliff at sunrise
  • Éomer, against Théoden's orders, sets out from Eastfold about midnight to pursue the Orcs