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Hello! I am Edrastel, a fan of J.R.R. Tolkien's works since around 2009. I am one of the newer contributors to Tolkien Gateway, having joined on 20 December, 2015.


I was introduced to The Lord of the Rings through Peter Jackson's extended film trilogy. After watching all three films, I quickly wanted to read the stories on paper for myself. I started, of course, with The Hobbit before moving on to The Lord of the Rings itself, and after coming to the end of The Return of the King I was left wanting more. I went on to The Silmarillion, and afterwards to The Children of Húrin, and from there my collection of Middle-earth lore started piling up.

Some time around the year 2010, I began to play the online MMO The Lord of the Rings Online. From the very start I played as a roleplayer, though an amateur at first, on the server Crickhollow. Eventually I went on a long hiatus before returning to the game in 2014 on another server with a new account, this time in the server Laurelin.



  1. The Fellowship of the Ring
  2. The Two Towers
  3. The Return of the King
  1. The Book of Lost Tales, Part One
  2. The Book of Lost Tales, Part Two
  3. The Lays of Beleriand
  4. The Shaping of Middle-earth
  5. The Lost Road and Other Writings
  6. The Return of the Shadow
  7. The Treason of Isengard
  8. The War of the Ring
  9. Sauron Defeated
  10. Morgoth's Ring
  11. The War of the Jewels
  12. The Peoples of Middle-earth
  1. Mr. Baggins
  2. Return to Bag End

Other Works

  1. Farmer Giles of Ham
  2. The Adventures of Tom Bombadil
  3. Leaf by Niggle
  4. Smith of Wootton Major
  5. Roverandom


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