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On the Perils of Faerie…

“Faerie is a perilous land, and in it are pitfalls for the unwary and dungeons for the overbold…The realm of fairy-story is wide and deep and high and filled with many things: all manner of beasts and birds are found there; shoreless seas and stars uncounted; beauty that is an enchantment, and an ever-present peril; … Continue reading

The Silmarillion

The Silmarillion

I’ve been avoiding this book for years, convinced I wasn’t up to the challenge of the dense mythology of Tolkien’s world and the unmanageable thicket of Elven names and lineages but I was taken completely by surprise by the fact that the most difficult aspect of reading this book was also what made it so … Continue reading