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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.

New Tolkien Books.

“HarperCollins has announced a new Tolkien publication to be published on 24 June 2021. The book, The Nature of Middle-earth, is edited by Tolkien scholar Carl Hostetter and has been heralded as an unofficial 13th volume of The History of Middle-earth series.”
Read more at the Tolkien Society website.

Another report is here and here.

A new edition of The Silmarillion is also hinted at, with new illustrations by Ted Nasmith. Read more here.

Ian Holm passed away today at the age of 88.

It is with sadness that we say goodbye to Ian Holm who passed away today at the age of 88. He played Bilbo Baggins in ‘The Lord Of The Rings’ movie trilogy and reprised the role in ‘The Hobbit’. He well understood the world of Tolkien as he had previously played Frodo in a radio drama of LOTR. We will all miss him.
Read his obituary here.

Filming suspended in New Zealand

An announcement by Amazon Studios states that all location and studio filming has been suspended for two weeks, although it is likely to continue for longer. We wish all involved the very best and to keep safe. More here

Search On For Extras With A Bit Extra

Calling all weirdos. The new Amazon series is short of ‘interesting’ people to play baddies. Read more here.

Tom Shippey Joins The Amazon Prime Team

Tom Shippey and John Howe are on board the Amazon Prime bus, according to the lotronprime trailer.
Tom Shippey gives an interview here describing what they can and cannot do in the story. There will be twenty episodes in the first series.

Back to Middle Earth

It looks like the Secondary World will be going home to New Zealand. The new Amazon TV production will be based at Queenstown. More here.

Amazon Prime Middle Earth map.

Amazon’s new Middle earth series is to be set in the Second Age, if this map is anything to go by. Will we meet Elrond again? And Galadriel and Celeborn?

Tolkien Exhibition in New York

The Bodleian Library exhibition has moved to The Morgan Library & Museum in New York. Read more about it here

Mythopoeia: myth-creation and Middle-earth

A celebration of Tolkien and his creations, with special guests Dame Marina Warner, Prof Verlyn Flieger and Dr Dimitra Fimi.

Watch the lecture here.

Middle-Earth in Scotland?

Amazon has been scouting locations in Scotland to use in their upcoming TV prequel to LOTR. There are plenty of lochs and mountains but it’s not New Zealand. Read more here.