Befouled 4 ~ Transforming a classic tale that was never told…

A little bit more about adapting fan-fiction for your own fantasy world myth without being too much of a ‘rip-off’!

Siân Glírdan

Dyed-in-the-wool Tolkien fans do not only worship The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. No, they appreciate ALL his work, whether it’s set in Middle Earth or not (and on the planet Arda of which ME/Endor is but a continent). Now, I’m not about to start in on academic endeavours such as Beowulf: the Monsters and the Critics, or more ethereal, posthumous renditions of classic Nordic or Arthurian myth such as The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún or The Fall of Arthur. No, the real nitty-gritty core of Tolkien geekdom resides firmly in The Silmarillion.  This is, in fact, a collection of books – the creation myth, Ainulindalë; lists of the spirit races, the Valaquenta; the tale of the First Age of Arda, the Quenta Silmarillion; and finally, the Akallabêth which deals with the downfall of Aragorn’s ancestors, the Men of Númenor. 

Melkor/Morgoth (wearing the 3 Silmarils in…

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