018 – Menegroth: Love It or List It

Returning to Middle-earth from Aman, we cover thousands of years in a few pages with Chapter 10 of The Silmarillion, “Of the Sindar.” The remnant of the Teleri in Beleriand ruled by Thingol and Melian befriend the Dwarves and delve underground to build the fairest dwelling this side of the Sea. But soon Morgoth’s beasts and Orcs move in next door, and the neighborhood goes downhill quickly. Plus, Elvish beauty secrets and a surprise visit from an old friend.

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Recommended Reading:

Tolkien, J. R. R. The Silmarillion (Mariner Books, paperback) pp. 91-97, “Of the Sindar”

Fimi, Dimitra, and Andrew Higgins, eds. A Secret Vice: Tolkien on Invented Languages (HarperCollins, hardcover)


3 thoughts on “018 – Menegroth: Love It or List It

  1. A Secret Vice has been available in Canada since March or so. We get British publications about halfway between the UK and the US. Check Amazon.ca. Snide aside: There is another country in North America.

    • We know and love our North American neighbors to the north and south, Don! But we had no idea Canadian booksellers get British publications before they reach us here in the US. We’ll point out that it’s available from Amazon.ca on this site and our social media posts next time we discuss A Secret Vice, which will actually be very soon. Thank you!

    • There’s another country to… to our *north*? 🙂

      Thanks for the tip, Don — I got locked into Amazon UK for something a year or two ago, and never thought about the CA version. Will definitely check there in the future as shipping costs would be more affordable, eh?


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