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Inzilbêth of the Dúnedain

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Created on 2009-05-22 18:12:32 (#380922), last updated 2013-01-04 (246 weeks ago)

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Birthdate:Apr 15
Website:Hobbit to Hero: The Making of Tolkien's King
There are many things that trigger my interest, but I have two over-riding passions in life: my farm and Tolkien! A country girl, my days are busy and I am happiest outdoors at any time of year where the delights of nature form the backdrop to my life. I love to watch young lambs as they play in the lush spring grass and cows as they rummage contentedly in their hayracks on crisp winter mornings. I like riding spirited horses through summer meadows ablaze with wild flowers and find peace walking my dogs under stormy skies through woods of fading autumn leaves.

And in my spare time, I do Tolkien! I’ve long been a visitor to Middle-earth, but in recent years my interest has turned into an obsession! My fan fiction can be found at Stories of Arda under the name 'Inzilbeth' and at Fan where I'm Inzilbeth of the Dunedain. I’ve always wanted to be a ranger and have even been known to don the gear and wield a sword at Fellowship gatherings! The Dunedain and their forefathers have long fascinated me and my heart definitely lies in the North. I would like nothing more than to be able to roam the wilds of Eriador, though the occasional holiday in Rivendell won’t go amiss either!

My first book, 'Hobbit to Hero: The Making of Tolkien's King' was published by ADC Books on 11th August 2012

The blurb on the back tells the story:

‘Aragorn’, the hero-king from The Lord of the Rings, is one of the pivotal figures of Tolkien’s mythology, but a detailed study of this popular character has been a notable omission from the spectrum of existing study. It is nearly forty years since Paul Kocher published his sympathetic analysis in The Master of Middle-earth and his has remained one of the most insightful studies available. With the subsequent publication of Tolkien’s letters, numerous versions of The Silmarillion and extensive material pertaining to the legendarium, we have opportunities unavailable to Kocher to further appreciate the character’s role and to explore Tolkien’s own aspirations for his king. By delving into this wealth of material, and returning to some of the principle legends that inspired Tolkien, the author unravels Aragorn’s evolution from the hobbit ‘Trotter’ into a great Númenórean king, and considers the consequences of this unexpected transformation, in particular, examining how Tolkien utilized the character to fulfil some of the more profound functions of his wider mythology.

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