Source criticism--analysis of a writer's source material--has emerged as one of the most popular approaches in exploring the work of J.R.R. Tolkien.
Since Tolkien drew from many disparate sources, an understanding of these sources, as well as how and why he incorporated them, can enhance readers' appreciation.
This set of new essays by leading Tolkien scholars describes the theory and methodology... [click here for more]
Enter the realm of Darkin like never before: learn the background of some of your favorite characters, go to historic battlefronts, and learn the deep history of Gaigas itself. This short story collection, the first offered by Darkin author Joseph Turkot, offers a taste of Darkin lore similar to that which you might recognize from The Silmarillion. Don't delay--if you've read the full-length novels... [click here for more]
Merlin: Sired by a demon but won to good by a strong mother… This is no made-up tale, but the REAL origin story of Merlin from the year 1215 AD, retold for readers of today. "The Swithen series is an exciting new addition to modern Arthurian fiction. Too often, Arthurian characters become stick figures in modern retellings, but that is far from the case here. ...I only wished it was longer."... [click here for more]