Happy Birthday to the Lord of Epic Fantasy

tolkienOne man to rule them all,

One man to find them,

One man to bring them all,

and in his genre bind them.

This man changed my world when, one rainy day in March 1989, I sat down to read The Hobbit for the very first time. It was the first ‘proper’ book I’d ever read and the power of Tolkien’s words thrust me onto a road I have wandered ever since.

So here’s to you John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, wherever you may be.

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