This week in Middle-earth history: Gollum arrives in the Woodland Realm; Dol Guldur is razed; the mallorn at Bag End flowers.
Today in Middle-earth history: The destruction of the One Ring, the Downfall of Barad-dûr and the final defeat of Sauron Gorthaur; also, it’s Tolkien Reading Day!
Author JRR Tolkien believed that we each have a great sacrifice to make, for the betterment of all humanity. Frodo bore the Ring, for the sake of The Shire; Aragorn walked the Paths of the Dead, for the sake of the Free Peoples; and I watched Rankin/Bass Productions’ 1977 animated television production of “The Hobbit,” for you, my readers.
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This week in Middle-earth history: Frodo and Sam capture Gollum in the Emyn Muil; Aragorn is born; the Second Battle of the Fords of Isen; Isengard destroyed.