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Exclusive Offer for Oloris Art Books

Exclusive Offer for Oloris Art Books

Our friends over at Oloris Publishing are offering you, our readers, a 10% discount with the code MENEWSFRIEND on any of their art books until May 30! For those of you who may be unfamiliar […]

Interview with Jenny Dolfen, Author of ‘Songs of Sorrow and Hope’

Interview with Jenny Dolfen, Author of ‘Songs of Sorrow and Hope’

Oloris Publishing is releasing a book entitled, Songs of Sorrow and Hope: The Art of Jenny Dolfen at the beginning of this year. Songs of Sorrow and Hope: The Art of Jenny Dolfen is a rich, visual journey that […]

10 Minutes with John Howe – Exclusive Video from J’aime Pas l’Actu

10 Minutes with John Howe – Exclusive Video from J’aime Pas l’Actu

Our friends at the French news site J’aime Pas l’Actu have a special treat to share! They landed a rare interview with John Howe, renowned artist and conceptual designer. You’ll know doubt know him from […]

First Middle-earth World Problems

First Middle-earth World Problems

Earlier this week, the Middle-earth News staff thought up a new hashtag idea, #firstmiddleearthworldproblems. The first to use it was News Contributor, Maria, and the hashtag immediately took off! Soon Tolkien fans everywhere were using […]

‘Dreams of Another Land’ by Peter Kenny Now Available from Oloris Publishing

‘Dreams of Another Land’ by Peter Kenny Now Available from Oloris Publishing

Available now from Oloris Publishing, Peter Kenny’s book of Middle-earth inspired poetry, Dreams of Another Land, explores the history and happenings of a faraway land that still feels very familiar to us. Small folk, dragons, […]

A Hidden Entrance Inspired by the Doors of Durin

A Hidden Entrance Inspired by the Doors of Durin

After watching The Fellowship of the Ring, every Tolkien fan has been amazed by hidden doors of Moria and almost everyone would like to pass them. Well, now it’s possible, at least for this guy […]

Peter Hollens Hits High Notes with LOTR’s ‘In Dreams’

Peter Hollens Hits High Notes with LOTR’s ‘In Dreams’

When a cappella singer Peter Hollens first teased his newest Lord of the Rings single, I was so excited that he was still finding songs from the films to cover. After all, when he released […]

Limited Edition Bolg Statue Available from Weta Workshop

Limited Edition Bolg Statue Available from Weta Workshop

Weta Workshop has just released a new statue for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Bolg the Orc, sculpted by Gary Hunt and Greg Tozer. The son of Azog the Defiler looks even more terrible […]

Weta Workshop’s Final Hobbit Chronicles Book Available for Pre-Order

Weta Workshop’s Final Hobbit Chronicles Book Available for Pre-Order

The final volume in Weta’s Hobbit Chronicles book series will be released later this year in November and it is titled The Art of War. Like the other five books in the series, The Art of War, written by Daniel […]

Limited Edition House of Beorn Available from Weta Workshop

Limited Edition House of Beorn Available from Weta Workshop

The scale model of the House of Beorn is now available on Weta Workshop’s site! The incredibly detailed model features Beorn’s house and a small part of his garden, just like the set we can see in The Hobbit: […]