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When Maria watched the Fellowship the very first time in cinemas, she fell hopelessly in love with Tolkien’s work. Up to the point where she lost herself in Middle Earth entirely. When not occupied with studying, she likes to draw, hoard books, travel around (if her bank account allows it), and pretending to be a hobbit that is attending Hogwarts in order to become a jedi knight.

Hobbit Book Club: Week 1 Recap

Hobbit Book Club: Week 1 Recap

Welcome to a recap of week one of our Hobbit Book club. For the entire month of June, we and a handful of readers will read Tolkien’s The Hobbit. At the beginning of each week, […]

BREAKING: LOTRO and Composer Chance Thomas Release a 10th Anniversary Commemorative Soundtrack

BREAKING: LOTRO and Composer Chance Thomas Release a 10th Anniversary Commemorative Soundtrack

Lord of the Rings Online and composer Chance Thomas from Huge Sound Records revealed on a livestream on Twitch, Facebook, and Youtube that a LOTRO 10th Anniversary Commemorative Soundtrack was released today. A selection of 26 […]

Join Our Hobbit Book Club in June!

Join Our Hobbit Book Club in June!

All month long in June, Middle-earth News will host a book club were we will read Tolkien’s The Hobbit. Ever wanted to discuss a scene or dialogue in The Hobbit? Something in the novel you […]

‘Middle-earth from Script to Screen’ by Daniel Falconer to be Released in November

‘Middle-earth from Script to Screen’ by Daniel Falconer to be Released in November

In his upcoming book Middle-earth from Script to Screen: Building the World of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, Daniel Falconer tells how Middle-earth was turned into blockbuster film franchises, The Lord of the […]

‘Lord of the Rings’ Funko Pops! to be Released in June (+ New Images)

‘Lord of the Rings’ Funko Pops! to be Released in June (+ New Images)

The upcoming Lord of the Rings Funko Pop! Keychains and Pops! finally get a release date. Seven Pops and Two Keychains will be released in June 2017! Earlier this year, Middle-earth News reported how there will […]

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Tolkien Calendar 2017

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Tolkien Calendar 2017

The official Tolkien Calendar for 2017 is available for pre-order and will feature J.R.R. Tolkien’s artwork and letters. Those of you that aer part of the mailing list of the official Tolkien Store, you’ve probably […]

Study Claims that Middle-earth May have a Higher Oxygen Content than Earth

Study Claims that Middle-earth May have a Higher Oxygen Content than Earth

In a recent study, Richard Walker and Alice Cooper-Dunn from The Centre for Interdisciplinary Science at the University of Leicester tried to examine the factors for the almost inhuman endurance the men of Rohan and […]

Cinematographer Andrew Lesnie Dies at 59

Cinematographer Andrew Lesnie Dies at 59

Oscar-winning cinematographer Andrew Lesnie has reportedly passed away on Monday, April 27th 2015. A spokesman from the Australian Cinematographers Society said “We have been advised of the sudden death of Andrew” but that his family […]

Middle-Earth’s Secrets: Tolkien Documentary

Middle-Earth’s Secrets: Tolkien Documentary

For those of us celebrating Easter, there were many gems to be found this weekend. One, rather unexpected, gem I stumbled upon earlier on Youtube is a documentary on Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings […]

April Fools: New Details for ‘The Hobbit’ Trilogy Extended Edition Box Set Revealed

April Fools: New Details for ‘The Hobbit’ Trilogy Extended Edition Box Set Revealed

UPDATE: Alas, ’tis but a jest! Sorry to disappoint/outrage you! Middle-earth News sends its warmest April Fools greetings to all our friends.   In an exclusive interview with Middle-earth News, Peter Jackson gave a sneak […]