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Welcome to the Council of Elrond!

“…You have come and are here met, in this very nick of time, by chance as it may seem. Yet it is not so. Believe rather that it is so ordered that we, who sit here, and none others, must now find counsel for the peril of the world.”

Welcome to the Council of Elrond! You have stumbled upon one of the largest resource sites on the web offering a variety of unique features based on the creative works of J.R.R. Tolkien, including The Lord of the Rings. Come on in and register, then jump in and get involved. If you are looking for tons of quality images, feel free to visit our Gallery. We also have a forum if you’re interested in serious discussion, drooling over your favorite characters, or roleplaying with other site members. Other sections of the site, such as the Languages section, Elrond’s Library, and the Encyclopedia offer opportunities to learn more about the worlds and cultures that Tolkien created. Of course, there is more on this site than we can mention here, so feel free to jump right in, and experience one of the best Tolkien sites on the net.

The Steward of Middle-earth

Christopher Tolkien, at the age of 94, has now finished his work as the editor of his fathers work. Last year he resigned as Director of The Tolkien Estate and it has been announced the ‘The Fall of Gondolin’ is the last work he will edit.
Hanna Long has written a wonderful article on the life of Christopher Tolkien. The article, published in The weekly Standard as ‘The Steward of Middle-earth’ can be found here

Ian McKellen celebrates his 80th birthday with an 80 date tour.

Raising money for regional theatre and other causes, the tour will have 80 dates from London to the Orkneys. The show starts with Gandalf and might end with members of the audience joining in. Read more here.

Corey Smith worries about new Amazon series.

In an article about the upcoming Amazon Middle Earth TV series, Corey Smith expresses his reservations and hopes. Can and will it remain true to Tolkien’s themes?

Glitches and Gremlins

We apologise for the recent problems accessing the site. We are currently carrying out maintenance and upgrading which may cause the odd glitch. We ask for your patience and understanding during this time. Thank you.

25 Best Movie Action Sequences

As part of the celebration of their 25th anniversary SYFY has made a list of what they consider, in no particular order, to be the 25 best action sequences of the past 25 years. The list can be found here

The Fall Of Gondolin

The last book in the Tolkien trilogy of Great Tales of the Elder Days, THE FALL OF GONDOLIN was released on August 30th.The Publishers description of the book can be found here , and a decent review can be found here .

Toast the Professor’s Birthday

Today, Jan 3rd, is J.R.R.Tolkien’s Birthday, traditionally celebrated with a toast.
Details of the Toast, as explained by the Tolkien Society can be found here . Note that the site also has a link to various places where you can join in the celebration.
Also, to celebrate Tolkien’s Birthday the Christian Science Monitor has posted 10 quotes from the author. They can be found here .

The 33 Greatest Movie Trilogies

Empire Magazine has just published its list of the 33 top movie trilogies of all time. To read the article and learn whether any of Peter Jackson’s Tolkien trilogies made the list you just need to click here .

Can they build it? Would you live in Minas Tirith?

Click here to read about a LOTR related indiegogo campaign,. and here to go to the actual campaign page.

Tolkien artist Jef Murray has passed beyond.

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death, yesterday, of well known Tolkien artist and illustrator Jef Murray. His obituary can be found here .

Many of Jef’s Tolkien-inspired sketches and paintings can be found online here .
A brief Wikipedia article on Jef can be found here .