Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Micro Mention "The Silmarillion"

J.R.R. Tolkien

The original master of worldbuilding for its own sake, J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Silmarillion” is a must-read for any Epic Fantasy nerd or any LOTR uberfan. It reads more like a combination of a history book and a series of short stories, but its primary function is to deepen the world that 
The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings is built upon.

Tolkien was a professor in his day, and his fiction is an outgrowth of his scholarly pursuits. He was known for using actual Celtic and Norse myth to inform his fiction. If you ever have the chance to read the 
Poetic Edda, which is a collection of Norse poems and stories, youll quickly notice the overlaps, especially when it comes to the dwarves.

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