Tag Archives: Elves

The Head Elf

Well, here were are at story number twelve in the twelve stories in twelve months challenge. This month the prompt was “not my type” and the word count was 1200. I don’t have much to say about it except I’m glad that I got a Christmas story done this year. As always, I’d love to […]

The Hobbit – Chapter XIX – The Last Stage

Here we are at the final chapter.  It’s a short chapter, but it is broken into three parts.  First, Bilbo and Gandalf go to Rivendell and spend about a week with the elves.  Bilbo (and Tolkien) love elves, so they spend more time here than might be expected.  It’s all very pleasant and relaxing, but […]

The Hobbit – Chapter XVII – The Clouds Burst

Here we have the Battle of Five Armies.  If you’re keeping track, it’s the dwarves, the men, the elves, the goblins and the eagles.  That is unless it is the dwarves, the men, the elves, the goblins and the wargs.  Both the eagles and the wargs are involved, I’m just not sure which one constitutes […]

The Hobbit – Chapter XV – The Gathering Of The Clouds

We’re back to the story with this chapter, so that’s a relief.  We’re back with Bilbo and the dwarves.  This is really a transitional chapter, so there isn’t a lot to talk about.  Up until now, the dragon has been the big threat.  But, with the dragon gone, there are still plenty of problems. First, […]

The Hobbit – Chapter IX – Barrels Out Of Bond

Way back in my first entry in this series, I commented that I like the fact that Tolkien apparently doesn’t care about spoilers.  The title of this chapter proves it again.  Before you even start reading, it is pretty obvious that the dwarves will be imprisoned and will escape in barrels.  Like all good stories, […]

The Hobbit – Chapter VIII – Flies and Spiders

From the very first time I read The Hobbit, Flies and Spiders has fascinated me.  It’s hard for me to put my finger on exactly why, but I can always speculate.  It is the first chapter without Gandalf.  Before this, there was always the sense that Gandalf could take care of whatever problem they faced.  […]

The Hobbit – Chapter III – A Short Rest

A Short Rest is a short chapter.  It is our first introduction to elves and to Elrond.  Elrond is a minor character in this book, but he will be huge in Lord of the Rings.  The elves will be important to this story later on. The are a few important pieces in this chapter.  We learn […]