- ". . . At the far southern end rose three peaks. The midmost stood somewhat forward from the others and sundered from them, an island in the waters, about which the flowing River flung pale shimmering arms. . . 'It is said that no foot of man or beast has ever been set upon Tol Brandir' [said Aragorn]"
- ― The Great River, The Lord of the Rings
- "Frodo halted and looked out over the River, far below him, to Tol Brandir and the birds wheeling in the great gulf of air between him and the untrodden isle. The voice of Rauros was a mighty roaring mingled with a deep throbbing boom."
- ― The Breaking of the Fellowship, The Lord of the Rings
Tol Brandir was an unclimable island with a huge pinnacle on the long lake called Nen Hithoel, which was situated on the Anduin river before the Emyn Muil. It stood between the hills of Amon Hen and Amon Lhaw and looked out over the golden Falls of Rauros. Its sides glowed sometime around mid-afternoon.