[Lotr_announce] Live Chat with Alan Lee!

Michael Regina xoanon at theonering.net
Wed Nov 12 21:56:15 EST 2008

TheOneRing.net and the folks from Houghton Mifflin are sponsoring a live
chat with illustrator Alan Lee at 12:00 noon Eastern Standard Time (EST) on
Satuday, November 15. Alan will be discussing the recent releases of the
paperback edition of ‘The Children of Hurin’ as well as the reprinted
edition of ‘Tales from a Perilous Realm’, both of which feature artwork by


The chat will be held in our own Barliman’s Chatroom (link also in the menu
on the left of the Home Page). More information will follow with detailed
instructions on how to participate. In the mean time, if you would like to
submit questions for Alan please email them to livechat at theonering.net. Read
on for a synopsis of these remarkable new Tolkien-related publications
provided by Houghton Mifflin.

The Children of Húrin from Amazon: The first complete book by J.R.R. Tolkien
in three decades–since the publication of The Silmarillion in 1977–The
Children of Húrin reunites fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with
Elves and Men, dragons and Dwarves, Eagles and Orcs. Presented for the first
time as a complete, standalone story, this stirring narrative will appeal to
casual fans and expert readers alike, returning them to the rich landscape
and characters unique to Tolkien.

Tales from the Perilous Realm: The definitive collection of Tolkien’s
classic “fairie” tales, in the vein of The Hobbit, illustrated by Oscar
winner Alan Lee.

Never before published in a single volume, Tolkien’s four novellas (Farmer
Giles of Ham, Leaf by Niggle, Smith of Wootton Major, and Roverandom) and
one book of poems (The Adventures of Tom Bombadil) are gathered together for
the first time, in a fully illustrated volume. This new, definitive
collection of works — which had appeared separately, in various formats,
between 1949 and 1998 — comes with a brand-new foreword and endmatter, and
with a series of detailed pencil illustrations by Alan Lee, in the style of
his other award-winning Tolkien work, most recently in The Children of

The book is the perfect opportunity for fans of Middle-earth to enjoy some
of Tolkien’s often overlooked yet most creative storytelling. With dragons
and sand sorcerers, sea monsters and hobbits, knights and dwarves, this
collection contains all the classic elements for Tolkien buffs of all ages.

All the best,

Michael Regina
Editor in Chief - TheOneRing.net
PH: 514.947.5221
xoanon at theonering.net

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