Articles written by: Maria Messer

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.

New book showcases the magnificence of ‘Middle-earth’ New Zealand

New book showcases the magnificence of ‘Middle-earth’ New Zealand

Ever since The Lord of the Rings first appeared on the big screen, many of us wanted to travel to New Zealand and visit movie locations. A few years ago, this dream became reality for […]

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Saviours, Success and Cinema

Saviours, Success and Cinema

In 64 days, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the last installment of The Hobbit trilogy, will hit the big screen. With each passing day fans and movie-goers around the world are increasingly […]

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Feast Week, Day 4: Farmer Maggot’s Feast

Feast Week, Day 4: Farmer Maggot’s Feast

During September 25, Frodo, Sam, and Pippin arrived at Farmer Maggot’s, who was the master of Bamfurlong in Marish. “In a short while fourteen sat down to eat. There was beer in plenty, and a […]

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The Future of Middle-earth

The Future of Middle-earth

When the events of The Lord of the Rings begin to take place, Middle-earth is identified to be a dying world “for lack of reproduction” (Drout 26). The time of Elves and Ents comes to […]

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Happy Birthday, Alan Lee!

Happy Birthday, Alan Lee!

Alan Lee celebrates his 67th birthday today. Born in 1947, Lee can look back at a successful career as one of the most known illustrator to visualize Tolkien’s works. After growing up with a passion […]

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Catching Up with Sir Ian McKellen

Catching Up with Sir Ian McKellen

Times have been busy for Ian McKellen in the last few weeks. Whenever possible, the English actor never seizes to help others when not occupied with work. Middle-earth News decided to do another news round-up […]

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New ‘The Battle of the Five Armies’ Book Covers Released

New ‘The Battle of the Five Armies’ Book Covers Released

Earlier this day, several new book covers for The Battle of the Five Armies, the last instalment of The Hobbit trilogy, have been revealed. Fans can expect, including but not limited to, signed limited edition […]

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Sean Bean Calls Boromir’s Death His Favorite

Sean Bean Calls Boromir’s Death His Favorite

In a recent interview with HuffPost Live, Sean Bean sat down to discuss his career filled with onscreen deaths. Sean Bean revealed that his favourite death scene was those of Boromir in The Lord of […]

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Call for Papers: On Fairy Stories

Call for Papers: On Fairy Stories

The German Tolkien Society (DTG) has sent out a call for papers for their upcoming Tolkien Seminar in co-operation with the Institute for British, American, and Romance Studies at the RWTH Aachen University, Germany from […]

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The Professor himself

BBC Launches Online Guide on Tolkien and the Great War

This year marks the centenary of World War One, also known as The Great War. The legacy of WWI is still part of our societies up to our time. Among the most immediate influences on […]

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