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Tolkien Inspired Cooking Out of Mirkwood: Tauriel’s Venison

Tolkien Inspired Cooking Out of Mirkwood: Tauriel’s Venison by Astrid Tuttle Winegar Bilbo and company do not meet elves again until after their disastrous journey through the forest of Mirkwood. You’ll remember Beorn warning them not to drink or touch the water here and not to eat the wildlife. Well, of course, circumstances affect judgment, and one dwarf’s physical problems ...

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John D. Rateliffe’s “A Brief History of the Hobbit” is Published

Tolkien Scholar John D. Rateliffe‘s “A Brief History of the Hobbit” is now available in the UK! From the publisher: J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit is a tale that “grew in the telling”, and many character and story threads present in the published book were completely different when Tolkien first read the story to his young sons as part of their ...

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition Review

  Today marks the next step in the adventures of the Company of Thorin Oakenshield with the release of The Desolation of Smaug (Extended Edition) on Blu-Ray, 3D Blu-Ray and DVD. Once again Peter Jackson takes us back to Middle-earth and with this extended edition, we get what we expect: more story, more characters, more Middle-earth – and Jackson certainly ...

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New Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Trailer Shows Off Nemesis System

Today, Monolith and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment released a trailer for their hit game Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. The trailer displays the games revolutionary and innovative “Nemesis” system, as seen through the eyes of the Uruk captains Talion is tasked to take out. Also announced today via a press release, players now have the opportunity to participate in the Middle-earth: Shadow of ...

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How to Read J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Silmarillion”

The Silmarillion is my favourite of Tolkien’s work. I love the vaulted language, the imagery, the intertwining of everyone’s fate, and the dark magic that encompasses the whole work. For many fans reading The Silmarillion is more like doing anthropological research than reading a fantasy novel. Its a denser read than The Lord of the Rings and definitely more so ...

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The One Ring Roleplaying Game Revised Edition Releases Today!

When Cubicle 7 Entertainment and Sophisticated Games’ published The One Ring table-top roleplaying game it received critical acclaim and fan accolades soon after it was released back in 2011. The latest incarnation of Middle-earth to come to the gaming table received several awards, including Lucca Games & Comics Fair for Best in Show (2012), Golden Geek Award for Best Art & Presentation ...

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New Zealand Adventure: From Rivendell to Mirkwood

New Zealand Adventure: From Rivendell to Mirkwood by Rachael Ashdown Legendarium reporter, Rachael Ashdown, continues her adventure across New Zealand visiting all things “Middle-Earth”! Day 4: Evil Things Did Not Come Into That Valley The fourth day was full of adventure to stimulate that Took side of me. Morning involved a trip to Zealandia, the nature preserve in the heart ...

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