The Return of the King - Book VI

Mar 6 - May 7, 2006

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Everyone is quailing at the very malice of the glitter in the black stones of the eyes of the monstrous watchers! Join us this week as we ring the front-door bell of "The Tower of Cirith Ungol" in the Reading Room.


And also: this week grope your way over to Movie, where the long dark of Moria lights up the silver screen in my discussion of "A Journey in the Dark", the Extended Edition chapter of the New Line film The Fellowship of the Ring.

 

The Tower of Cirith Ungol

by FarFromHome, Mar 6-12, 2006

"He was utterly alone"   [3/6 @ 5:28 AM]  (8/19)

The Tower   [3/7 @ 12:26 PM]  (5/19)

In Western Lands  [3/8 @ 8:33 AM]  (5/9)

The Power of the Ring  [3/9 @ 1:47 PM]  (5/8)

"Now we must be off!"  [3/10 @ 1:33 PM]  (4/11)

Open Discussion  [3/12 @ 6:36 AM]  (5/10)

 

See the 1st Discussion by Idril Celebrindal, April 2001

See the 2nd Discussion by jflower, Sept-Oct 2003

See the 4th Discussion by dernwyn, November 2008

See the 5th Discussion by Hamfast Gamgee, August 2011

See the 6th Discussion by squire, September 2016


Everyone is gazing out in mingled loathing and wonder on this hateful chapter! Still, we've got to do the best we can and avoid being captured and questioned as long as possible. Join us in the Reading Room as we slink through "The Land of Shadow", chapter 2 of Book VI of The Return of the King.
 

The Land of Shadow

by Finding Frodo, Mar 13-17, 2006

Folly vs. Luck  [3/13 @ 5:14 PM]  (5/16)

Light and Water!  [3/14 @ 11:28 PM]  (7/29)

Ramble On  [3/16 @ 12:01 AM]  (7/28)

We're in the army now!  [3/16 @ 11:56 PM]  (3/9)

Open Discussion  [3/17 @ 11:44 PM]  (11/34)

 

See the 1st Discussion by Blue Wizard, April 2001

See the 2nd Discussion by Altaira, October 2003

See the 4th Discussion by sador, November 2008

See the 5th Discussion by FarFromHome, August 2011

See the 6th Discussion by InTheChair, September 2016

Everyone is ...
dammit, it's showtime folks! "On Mount Doom doom shall fall" in the Reading Room this week!

 

Mount Doom

by nefisa3, Mar 21-26, 2006

Into Hot Air  [3/21 @ 6:21 PM]  (16/101)

"Sam Stone"  [3/22 @ 9:26 PM]  (9/45)

What Might Have Been  [3/23 @ 1:52 PM]  (9/36)

The Set Up  [3/24 @ 11:08 AM]  (9/45)

Payoff, Part One  [3/24 @ 9:24 PM]  (3/13)

The Payoff, Part Two  [3/25 @ 1:40 PM]  (4/14)

Well, That's Done  [3/26 @ 10:54 PM]  (11/35)

 

See the 1st Discussion by Kyriel, April 2001

See the 2nd Discussion by hatster, October 2003

See the 4th Discussion by Eledhenel, November 2008

See the 5th Discussion by squire, August-September 2011

See the 6th Discussion by noWizardme, September 2016

Amid the torment of Orodruin, everyone's eyes are still straying north to where the sky far off is clear, to keep fear away until the very last; and waking under young leaves green and gold, we wonder if it wasn't a dream. Or not. Join us in the Reading Room this week as we read Chapter 4 of Book 6 of The Return of the King: "The Field of Cormallen"

 

The Field of Cormallen

by Altaira, Mar 27-Apr 1, 2006

#1: Things aren’t looking so good outside of Mordor either folks   [3/27 @ 8:58 PM]  (4/9)

#2 – The Eagles are Coming! Part 1: Well waddya know?  [3/28 @ 1:02 AM]  (4/12) 

#3 - The Eagles are Coming: Part 2 Gwahir and Gandalf  [3/28 @ 11:01 PM]  (5/5)

#4 – The Realm of Sauron is Ended!!  [3/29 @ 5:01 PM]  (5/11)

#5 – To Hope or not to Hope  [3/31 @ 2:37 PM]  (7/10)

#6 – Long Live the Halflings!  [3/31 @ 2:45 PM]  (7/35)

Open Discussion  [4/1 @ 2:06 PM]  (7/31)

See the 1st Discussion by Frodo Gardner, April-May 2001

See the 2nd Discussion by Entmaiden, October 2003

See the 4th Discussion by a. s., November-December 2008

See the 5th Discussion by Darkstone, September 2011

See the 6th Discussion by noWizardme, September 2016

Everyone is watching for the dirty parts at last, when "he took her in his [CENSORED]  and [CENSORED] her under the sunlit sky, and he cared not that they [CENSORED] in sight of many". Join us in the Family Board Reading Room, as we delicately enjoy Chapter 5 of The Return of the King: "The Steward and the [CENSORED]"

Also, play an innocent game of Spin-the-Compass and follow squire's Excellent Adventure, as we discuss the meaning of The East and The South in Tolkien's works, in the secondary Reading Room discussion of the J. R. R. Tolkien Encyclopedia.

 

The Steward and the King

by Curious, Apr 2-6, 2006

#1: The Lady, the Warden, and the Steward.  4/3 @ 10:47 AM]  (8/14)

#2: Love and Joy.  [4/3 @ 4:18 PM]  (8/23)

#3: The Proposal  [4/4 @ 11:46 AM]  (8/23)

#4: The Coronation  [4/4 @ 6:15 PM]  (7/14)

#5:  The King Holds Court  [4/5 @ 3:30 PM]  (4/11)

#6: Mount Mindolluin [4/6 @ 3:23 PM]  (3/11)

#7:  "I have found it!"  [4/6 @ 3:28 PM]  (6/11)

#8 (and final): A Midsummer Night's Dream [4/6 @ 6:42 PM]  (13/60)

 

See the 1st Discussion by Idril Celebrindal, May 2001

See the 2nd Discussion by Eledhwen, Oct-Nov 2003

See the 4th Discussion by ElanorTX, December 2008

See the 5th Discussion by dormouse, September 2011

See the 6th Discussion by Elizabeth, October 2016

Everyone dislikes the sound of what Saruman says about the Southfarthing, and is thinking it's time we got back to the Shire. But first, an interminable series of polite farewells! Join us in the Reading Room as we tie up loose thread after loose thread, reading Chapter 6 of Book VI of The Return of the King: "Many Partings".

 

Many Partings

Free For All, Apr 11-12, 2006

"The Hills are Alive..."  <squire>  [4/11 @ 5:08 PM]  (5/12)

Many Gifts  <Menelwyn>  [4/11 @ 7:08 PM]  (6/23)

Tree, Horn, and River  <Curious>  [4/12 @ 2:36 PM]  (6/15)

Why the Lack of Urgency?  <Curious>  [4/12 @ 2:36 PM]  (5/11)

What does Gandalf know, and why doesn’t he say it?  <Curious>  [4/12 @ 2:36 PM]  (4/15)

The Bitter and the Sweet  <Curious>  [4/12 @ 2:37 PM]  (5/7)

Flashes, Ghosts, and The Sil  <Curious>  [4/12 @ 2:37 PM]  (5/6)

 

See the 1st Discussion by Patty, May 2001

See the 2nd Discussion by Kimi, November 2003

See the 4th Discussion by batik, December 2008

See the 5th Discussion by Ardamírë, September 2011

See the 6th Discussion by Mironiel, October 2016

Everyone is wondering if there can be such a thing as a too-long-drawn-out ending! Join us in the Reading Room as we read an 8-page chapter whose action highlight is Butterbur's face becoming a "study in wonder": Chapter 7 of Book VI of The Return of the King: "Homeward Bound."

 

Homeward Bound

by an seileachan & N. E. Brigand, Apr 16-21, 2006

The Soldiers' Return  <an seileachan>  [4/16 @ 6:43 PM]  (10/64)

Ruffianly Weather?  <N.E. Brigand>  [4/19 @ 11:49 AM]  (6/14)

Wonder and Bewilderment  <N.E. Brigand>  [4/19 @ 9:33 PM]  (5/9)

Rabble, Ruffians, Robbers and Rangers  <N.E. Brigand>  [4/19 @ 9:55 PM]  (5/13)

Blessed Beer  <N.E. Brigand>  [4/19 @ 10:12 PM]  (7/8)

Pressing On  <N.E. Brigand>  [4/19 @ 10:44 PM]  (6/10)

Open Discussion  <N.E. Brigand>  [4/21 @ 8:54 PM]  (14/30)

See the 1st Discussion by Aiya, May 2001

See the 2nd Discussion by Morwen, November 2003

See the 4th Discussion by weaver, January 2009

See the 5th Discussion by Hamfast Gamgee, September 2011

See the 6th Discussion by Ingwion, October 2016

Everyone is shocked and appalled to see Sharkey's End -- and the very end of the War, we hope! Join us in the Reading Room as we read Chapter 8 of Book VI of The Return of the King: "The Scouring of the Shire".

 

The Scouring of the Shire

by CAHobbit, April 24-27, 2006

Are we going to use a brillow pad?  [4/24 @ 10:30 PM]  (10/28)

I shot the shirriff...oh wait no I didn't...  [4/25 @ 10:53 PM]  (6/12)

Anyone have a light?  [4/27 @ 12:35 AM]  (7/19)

they may take our lives but they will never take our FREEDOM!! [4/27 @ 11:50 PM]  (5/45)

Open discussion time!  [4/27 @ 11:52 PM]  (7/15)

 

See the 1st Discussion by septembrist, May-June 2001

See the 2nd Discussion by drogo_drogo, November 2003

See the 4th Discussion by Laerasëa, January 2009

See the 5th Discussion by Elizabeth, October 2011

See the 6th Discussion by enanito, October 2016

Everyone is weeping, dear friends, as on the shores of the Sea comes the end of our long Fellowship in the Reading Room, in Chapter 9 of The Return of the King, Book VI: "The Grey Havens".

 

The Grey Havens

by eowyn rohan, May 1-7, 2006

Introduction and Agenda  [5/1 @ 8:38 AM]  (2/17)

Cleaning up, Administration and Rebuilding  [5/1 @ 12:23 PM]  (8/31)

The Return of the Good Times  [5/2 @ 1:38 PM]  (10/21)

To the Havens (part 1)  [5/3 @ 1:54 PM]  (5/31)

To the Havens (part 2)  [5/3 @ 1:57 PM]  (12/52)

Of Initial Reactions and Other Thoughts [5/6 @ 12:58 PM]  (6/12)

The Epilogue and Open Discussion  [5/7 @ 1:05 PM]  (9/34)

See the 1st Discussion by Annael, June 2001

See the 2nd Discussion by CAhobbit, November 2003

See the 4th Discussion by Kelvarhin, January 2009

See the 5th Discussion by BallyWhooo, October 2011

See the 6th Discussion by Maciliel, November 2016

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