The Patriot Resource - The Lord of the Rings

Three rings for the Elven-kings under the sky;
   Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone;
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die;
   One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie;
   One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
   One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them;
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie;

News and Announcements:

12/1/18 - Following Beren and Lúthien, Christopher Tolkien has used the same "history in sequence" mode in the writing of The Fall of Gondolin. In the words of J.R.R. Tolkien, it was "the first real story of this imaginary world" and, together with Beren and Lúthien and The Children of Húrin, it is one of the three "Great Tales" of the Elder Days. It is a tale of Morgoth's quest to find the hidden city of Gondolin, which was protected by Ulmo who sent Tuor to the city. Tuor became a great leader, but Morgoth launched an overwhelming attack on the city.
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The Fall of Gondolin

August-September 2018
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6/5/17 - Painstakingly restored from J.R.R. Tolkien’s manuscripts by his son Christopher Tolkien and presented for the first time as a continuous and standalone story, the epic tale of Beren and Lúthien from Tolkien’s First Age of the World informs Aragorn and Arwen's relationship in The Lord of the Rings. Always key to the story is the fate that shadowed their love: Beren was a mortal man, Lúthien an immortal Elf. Her father, a great Elvish lord, imposed on Beren an impossible task before he might wed Lúthien: to rob the greatest of all evil beings, Melkor, of a Silmaril.
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Beren and Luthien


7/9/07 - Numerous content corrections and updates have been made across the site.

5/6/07 - The Children of Húrin, begun in 1918, was one of three 'Great Tales' J.R.R. Tolkien worked on throughout his life. Though familiar to many fans from extracts and references within other Tolkien books, it has long been assumed that the story would forever remain an unfinished tale. Now reconstructed by Christopher Tolkien, who edited together the complete work from his father's many drafts. Christopher has also created a detailed new map for this book. In addition, it includes a jacket and color paintings by illustrator Alan Lee.
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Children of Hurin


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This website about The Lord of the Rings is from a fan who enjoyed the books long before they became a huge film project, but also has an appreciation for the film adaptations by Peter Jackson. Please take a look around.

Background: Tolkien Bio and film summaries

Cast: The Lord of the Rings film cast information.

Characters: The Lord of the Rings film characters.

Crew: The Lord of the Rings film crew information.

Insights: Deleted Scenes, Books Vs. Films and an article.

Middle Earth Places: Places of Middle Earth featured in The Lord of the Rings.

New Zealand Locations: Filming locations in New Zealand

Races: Races of Middle Earth featured in The Lord of the Rings.

Rings & Things: Rings and other objects that are important to the story of The Lord of the Rings.

The Books: The Lord of the Rings (The Fellowship of the Ring (FotR), The Two Towers (TTT) and The Return of the King (RotK), The Hobbit, The Silmarillion and The Unfinished Tales. Now includes chapter summaries.

Audio Adaptation: Various audio presentations of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings including narrations by J.R.R. Tolkien himself, radio dramatizations by the BBC and other recordings.

Animated Films: Animated film adaptations of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

Links & Shop: Links to related web sites and a source for The Lord of the Rings and Tolkien-related items.



The Lord of the Rings Items Available at eBay - Scroll for additional items



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