Tolkien fact 61 – The Dead Marshes

One of the more eerie parts of The Two Towers has Frodo and Sam following Gollum through a vast marshland shortly after they encounter him. In the midst of the fens they discover that the marshes are not normal at all, but house very disturbing images in their murky waters. Just to the northwest of … Continue reading Tolkien fact 61 – The Dead Marshes

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Tolkien fact 60 – Nine-Fingered Frodo and the Ring of Doom

Considered by many to be the hero of Tolkien's main works (though, by the unlearned he may be considered a 'weenie'), Frodo, Son of Drogo, survives many dangerous events and enemies to complete his quest. However, though the ending of the story is indeed a happy one, it may come as a shock to some … Continue reading Tolkien fact 60 – Nine-Fingered Frodo and the Ring of Doom