I couldn’t write a month of posts on epic fantasy and not touch on the most famous one, the one thst launched fantasy as a separate genre, now could I?
By now, everyone knows that the story was secondary to the languages in Tolkien’s affections. Many fans learn the runes and script, speak the Elven tongues, play the RPG (what? Others don’t still have falling-apart copies of MERP?), dress up in costumes, and otherwise live in Middle Earth. Most of us can only hope to create such an immersive book in our lives.
Middle Earth has it all — journeys into the heart of evil, ghosts, other races, dragons, history that affects the present, unexplainable magic, undead, nature spirits, and more. Oh, and pretty jewelry, too.
What’s your favorite part of Lord of the Rings? Or if you don’t like it, why not?
This is a post for the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge. My theme is epic fantasy, and blog posts will cover authors, books, tropes, themes, or anything else I can think of to fill the alphabet. Check out some of the other bloggers participating or follow my blog by e-mail if you like what you’ve read.