J.R.R. Tolkien #

Tolkien was a fantasy writer who wrote The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, two of my favourite books when I was growing up. I was always particularly enchanted by the constructed languages that Tolkien built for the books and remember spending hours poring over the appendices of Lord of the Rings where he has a full grammar for Quenya.

  • The Last Ringbearer, a Russian novel set in an alternative Middle Earth where Mordor are the good guys, and claims the Lord of the Rings is a “winners write history” style misrepresentation of history. An interesting idea but I have not read good reviews of it as an actual book.