The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit

The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy trilogy written by English philologist and University of Oxford professor J.R.R. Tolkien. The story began as a sequel to Tolkien's earlier, less complex c...

Top 5 Wednesday: Least Favourite Book in Your Favourite Series

Not every series is perfect, even the ones that we love with all of our hearts. This week on Top Five Wednesday, the topic ios: your least favourite book in your favourite series. As a disclaimer, ...

Top 5 Wednesday: Books That Contain Travelling

Sometimes I get the overwhelming urge to give up on my life, throw in the towel and just go backpacking. See the world one day at a time. Sadly, my good sense and my knowledge that I would wander into...

Top Five Wednesday: Second Bananas

It's Wednesday once again and you know what that means! Time for another Top Five Wednesday List! What is a hero without their best friend and side kick? They're clearly doomed is what. This week we'r...

Top 5 Wednesday: Favourite Quotes

Here at Death of the Author Reviews we love quotes. Whether they be profound or silly they’re phrases that we love to send back and forth to one another. I don’t know how many times I̵...

Top Five Favourite Book Villains

There is nothing like a good villain to set your hero's teeth on edge. The greater the evil, the greater the acclaim your hero gets when they finally defeat them. This week on Top Five Wednesday, Chel...

From The Dungeon: The Fellowship Goes to the Zoo

In my last blog post Tolkien and Me, I linked to my old fanfiction.net profile. I did this off-hand without looking at the fics that I had posted there. It was only when a friend of mine read the arti...

Tolkien and Me: How The Lord of the Rings Changed My Life

Fantasy is a natural human activity. It certainly does not destroy or even insult Reason; and it does not either blunt the appetite for, nor obscure the perception of, scientific verity. On the contra...

The Desolation of “The Hobbit”

Middle Earth has always held a special place in my heart. So it only made sense for me to go to the midnight premiere of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Here are my 2am thoughts on the matter. If...

11 Day Book Challenge: Day Three: Your Favourite Author

Favourite Author – Which Was Your Favourite Book by Him. Normally my answer would be Neil Gaiman and American Gods, but I wrote about that yesterday. So for the sake of variety I’ll chose ...

New Poster for The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

Today we get a poster and tomorrow we get a trailer, it feels like Christmas! I adore this poster. I think it does a great job of putting Bilbo in the perspective of the story Jackson is trying to tel...

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Review

10pm on December the 13, I found myself doubting that I am actually seeing The Hobbit and that for the next three hours I will be experiencing childhood nostalgia. Tolkien is back in theatres. Since t...

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