Tolkien served in the British Army during World War I (or the "Great War"), most notably in the bloody Battle of the Somme. ... The extent to which the war and Tolkien's experience of it are reflected in his written work is a matter of much interest in Tolkien scholarship.
There's a new kid in town and Tolkien finds her eerily mysterious. She rarely smiled. She only talked to her cousins--who happened to be his friends. She always looked behind her back everytime she's out of the house. He knew there's something about her more than meets the eye. The twins won't tell him but his curiousity got the best of him that he found himself watching her whenever she's around. He's determined to unravel the truth behind Jace Connors' I-don't-care facade and why she was hiding in their small town
Born into a world of despair, yet unwilling to become another statistic in a world so cold. Kyrian Hasan sought to push past every obstacle placed before him through blood sweat and the tears. Loosing both of his parents at a young age due to an act of betrayal, kyrian was forced to migrate from New York to Texas to live with his grand parents. Tag along with kyrian to discover the secrets hidden within his families name and the power of his blood which will change the world as we know it…..
[Lacuna] (N.) A blank space; A missing part. ∘◦ ❈ ◦∘ In which Amariel does everything in her power to reunite with her mother, only to be majorly side-tracked with Middle-Earth's problems along the way. ∘◦ ❈ ◦∘ (✔️) Legolas X OC (✔️) Adventures and Battles (✔️) LotR, but with my own twist (✔️) Secrets and Mysteries (✔️) Sindarin Elvish (Translations at the bottom of the chapter) (✖️) Completed (In Progress) ∘◦ ❈ ◦∘ **Disclaimer** - I DO NOT OWN LOTR, ITS CHARACTERS, LORE, OR ITS PLOT! THAT BELONGS TO JRR TOLKIEN! - I DO, HOWEVER, OWN MY ADDED CHARACTERS, LORE, AND PLOT! - ART THAT IS NOT UNDER THE "-KTW" WATERMARK IS NOT MINE, AND I DO NOT CLAIM IT AS SUCH. OWNERSHIP GOES TO THE ORIGINAL ARTIST. IF IT IF YOURS, AND YOU WOULD LIKE IT TAKEN DOWN, MESSAGE ME. - BOOK COVER MADE BY ME.
ABOUT THE PRINCESS AND THE GOBLIN One of the most successful and beloved of Victorian fairy tales, The Princess and the Goblin tells the story of young Princess Irene and her friend Curdie, who must outwit the threatening goblins who live in caves beneath her mountain home. Authors' pioneering use of fanstasy as a literary medium had a great influence on Lewis Carroll, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Madeleine L’Engle, all great admirers of his work, which has remained popular to this day. "I write, not for children," he wrote, "but for the child-like, whether they be of five, or fifty, or seventy-five."
Author: Hannah Ross wrote her first story at the age of six and hasn't stopped since. Wishing to have a steady profession, she trained as a clinical nutritionist, but the writing bug was too strong and Hannah continued to write fiction in the form of short stories, novels, poetry and plays, as well as many non-fiction essays and articles. Hannah enjoys a quiet life in the country with her husband, four children, two cats and a flock of chickens. A multi-generational adventure of the Swift family, members of which experience magic portal excursions to the land of Tilir, where they find themselves involved in tales of bravery, intrigue and survival. Readers say: "If you love fantasy authors like Tolkien, G.R.R. Martin, J.K. Rowling with a touch of classic 19th century literature you won't be disappointed by this novel. Love, honor, betrayal, magic, fights for power and for survival captivate the reader from the first to the last page." "...Vividly described, with a great attention to details and settings. The characters are complex and, contrarily to a popular fantasy trope, can't be divided into good and evil: each point of view is convincingly explained and each main character is trying to do what's right, even if sometimes this has disastrous consequences." "Paths of the Shadow quickly gathers steam and colour, weaving together a complex set of characters and story arcs that focus on love, loss, and change."
She lived in the Alpine Forest of the land, a wood that was shrouded in mystery and seemingly very closed off from everyone. Much was known of that land, but no one knew the exact location of it. When a danger befell the land, what would she do to save it? No one knew. What she knew was that she couldn't do it alone. With Tolkien Elvish included
The soul of a creature with a body so strong that even deities couldn't break it is finally dissipating from old wounds. Yet, it will not take death laying down, with it's last ounce of strength the mighty beast grabs a soul with no memories to replace it. Using its power to have the new healthy soul occupy its body was an act which lit the embers of a fire which would forge gods. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hello, Typically White Guy with a computer here or as I go by here TheWritingTunaCan. Now, before you start to imagine what a tuna can would look like with a pencil or on a keyboard few things to note about the story! 1) As will you see early on this is my first time writing so I apologies, but I'm not J.R.R. Tolkien. So please deal with me and give any advice you can. I would prefer you comment in and helpful way instead of just insults but if that gets in the way of honesty go ahead! 2) I'm writing because: A. I have stories in my head! B. I want to share said stories! C. I need an excuse to be anti-social! 3) Please suggest things you like but keep in mind, this is my story not a fan-fic. So just because you want a scantly clad female or out of character moment for the MC so the ship can sail, like me sink you vessel right now. 4) Just some quick things about the book which don't fit in a dramatic summary. This book will have some cultivation type stuff but I am a "Evil Westerner!" so I not going to attempt true cultivation because I'd just butcher it. Also, a few character will be introduced who have their own story. So if you're like where in the world did that doped guy go! Then there is a good chance they have their own story, you missed a chapter and they are dead! 5) "I have nothing else to say!" - Words That Are a Paradox
An invasion from another dimension is shut down by an Empire's traitor and the world has a scant few decades to build the strength to resist a multidimensional Empire. How will the world fair when no one even knows its doom is one barred gate away? Fortunately, the traitor has a plan. Maybe with a bit of luck and planning, he can build a force to defend the world without anyone realizing it. Author's Thoughts: What is litRPG (From wikipedia) - LitRPG, short for Literary Role Playing Game, is a literary genre combining the conventions of MMORPGs with science-fiction fantasy novels. LitRPG is a literary genre where games or game-like challenges form an essential part of the story. A LitRPG work simultaneously narrates the story of characters inside and outside of the game-world. At least some of the characters in a LitRPG novel therefore understand that they are playing a game: they are 'meta-aware'. So, while Tolkien's Lord of the Rings is a fantasy novel, a book about people creating avatars and interacting in a Lord of the Rings MMORPG would be a LitRPG novel. Why do I read them? You know, I am not too sure. I love MMOs. I played them, quit them, joined up and repeated the cycle. They are fun! They are a massive waste of time but so are most games. Do I want to read about someone else playing them? Sort of? The advent of VR and the possibility of VR someday becoming so immersive that you can't tell them from reality sets the imagination on fire. What if this could be life? But most stories fall short. At the end of the day the protagonist hangs up his VR helmet and goes to have dinner with his mom and dad or other family and it becomes meaningless. It's like the story that ends because the main character woke up and nothing you read matters. There have been some books that explore the concept of the intersection of reality and total immersion VR. Enders Game is a classic. There were a few others that escape me but they exist, however, the cross between the game and reality is weak. So what if the game was real? The technology needed for total immersion VR is so advanced that by the time we reach that goal technology should have naturally evolved to include several items. You must have direct neural input. You simply can't have a total immersion (all senses and perfect presence) experience without this basic prerequisite. If you have direct neural access, you can probably do neat things like feed knowledge and skills directly to that person. You can undoubtedly do many horrible things as well. Muscles are controlled by the brain. If you control the brain why would you let the body just sit there and rot? A person that sits unmoving for 24 hours a day will have their body whither away just like a coma patient. However, if you control the brain you could control the muscles. On a basic level, this would be isometric impulses, working muscle group against muscle group to avoid atrophy. Taken to its logical conclusion you would be able to gain muscle mass and program muscle memory. The flip side is that you could remote control their body... but let's not go there. So what would people do if it were real? Well, they would probably limit and regulate it since the drawbacks are very obvious. Even if you look at the basic aspects of this you can see some negative possibilities. Look at the Sword Art Online anime. Personally, I think they missed the boat by putting a bomb in the VR helmet. Do you really need a bomb when you have direct access to the brain? So what kind of events would you need to have a situation where the obvious drawbacks haven't been explored? Maybe a society where the advancement of technology has so far outstripped the explorations of its applications that ignorance was truly bliss? Okay, so I had to put in an alien invasion to kickstart the premise, but that was just one of the possibilities.