There be dragons!

Monday, June 18, 2007

About the Desire for Power

And now at last it comes. You will give me the Ring freely! In place of the Dark Lord you will set up a Queen. And I shall not be dark, but beautiful and terrible as the Morning and the Night! Fair as the Sea and the Sun and the Snow upon the Mountain! Dreadful as the Storm and the Lightning! Stronger than the foundations of the earth. All shall love me and despair!

1 comment:

  1. Are you perchance reading LOTR? I'm currently working through the newly published The Children of Hurin edited by Christopher Tolkien. He basically lifted the story of Turin from the Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales, reconcilled the inconsistancies and published it as a freestanding book with illustrations. His goal is to make the story accessable to those who are daunted by the longer books of history.

    I like it, although there are places where I detect some CT re-writes less well penned than the original JRR. So far, though, the goal of the book is succeeding in that I'm reading out loud to my good wife. The slaying of Beleg by Turin, his brother-in-arms, was quite moving to read together.