“They can keep their Heaven. When I die, I’d sooner go to Middle Earth.”
George R.R. Martin
Not only would I prefer to go to Middle Earth when I die, I wish it was a holiday destination for the living!
Like many Tolkien fans, I have read The Lord of the Rings numerous times – and each time, without fail, I turn that last page with a tinge of sadness. I never want to leave Middle Earth. As a writer of epic fantasy, I have created my own worlds – and I enjoy weaving stories within them – but my first love will always be Middle Earth. There is a grandeur to Tolkien’s world that few have been able to match, a detailed history that makes us believe that it actually existed. I like to think it did.
This is my first attempt at fan fiction, and one I embarked upon so that I could go back to Middle Earth and take a long holiday there. I published the story in parts on my blog (http://epicfantasyadventures.blogspot.it/) every two weeks. This fan fiction is called The Witch of Angmar, and it’s free to download and read. I had great fun writing it, and have tried to be as true to Tolkien’s world as possible – while throwing in a few elements of my own.
Here’s what it’s about:
Over two hundred and twenty years since the destruction of Sauron, and the beginning of the ‘long reign of peace’, evil stirs in Middle Earth once more.
Our tale begins in the Shire and with the celebrations of the one-hundred year anniversary of the passing of the last members of the Fellowship into the West. Rose Fairbairn and Pericles Took – descendants of Samwise Gamgee and Pippin Took – learn that their bloodline could mean their deaths. The sister of the Witch-King of Angmar has awoken from a three thousand year sleep from her cold tomb deep in the Mountains of Angmar. Aided by the goblins of Moria, Morwyn of Angmar rebuilds the fortress of Carn Dûm, and plans her revenge on those who slew her brother.
Follow Rose and Peri’s adventures as they travel north with a female ranger, Salrean, into the lost Realm of Arnor. During their journey they will discover the truth about the new threat to the people of Middle Earth – before they must travel north to face the Witch of Angmar herself.
Read the story below!
Sam J. Charlton
The Witch of Angmar
Legacy of the Fellowship
by Sam J. Charlton
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