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Our Silmarillion Read-Along: 2018 Summer Schedule

This summer will be our first ever Tea with Tolkien read-along and book club for Tolkien's The Silmarillion! I'm so thrilled to be joined by over 100 of you in our Facebook group where we'll journey through this beloved text together. Below is the schedule we'll be sticking to as we read this summer. We'll be taking 12 weeks to do our read-along, allowing us to work through it at a good pace and discuss it in depth as we go!

The Two Towers: The Black Gate is Closed & Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit (Week 8)

As Gollum guides Frodo and Sam to the Black Gate of Mordor, Frodo agonizes over what path to take from there. He is determined to carry on his quest and can see no other option than to march up to the Black Gate itself, yet he knows this is hopeless. At this moment, Gollum reveals a more dangerous, secret path that could lead them into Mordor. Frodo agrees to follow him, warning him of his promise to the Precious...

The Two Towers: Helm's Deep & The Road to Isengard (Week 4)

The Riders of Rohan journey to Helm’s Deep in anticipation of battle. On the way, Gandalf urges Théoden to continue on to Helm’s Deep but that he must leave them for a while. As the battle begins, they become surrounded by a vast sea of Orc soldiers and victory seems hopeless. In a desperate last defense, Théoden rides forth into battle. Suddenly, they are greatly relieved to see Gandalf appear on the horizon leading more men to their aid in battle. With Gandalf’s arrival, the battle is quickly won...

The Two Towers: The White Rider & The King of the Golden Hall (Week 3)

In this week's chapters, Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli are surprised to be met by Gandalf in the midst of Fangorn Forest. He is arisen, with a new authority and strength. With him, they journey to Rohan to meet with King Theoden. When they arrive, they are unwelcome and uneasy, finding Rohan much different than before. Theoden has lived long under the spells of Saruman through Wormtongue and upon realizing this, Gandalf quickly uses his strength to free him...