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Hall of Fire chats FOTR this weekend: Many Meetings!

April 14, 2018 at 12:20 am by Demosthenes  - 

Barliman's Chat Awaking from a sickly sleep, Frodo finds finally himself in Rivendell — a place of relative safety. Much to his delight and relief, Gandalf is there too.

“What happened at the Ford?” said Frodo. “It all seemed so dim somehow; and it still does.”

“Yes, it would. You were beginning to fade,” answered Gandalf. “The wound was overcoming you at last. A few more hours and you would have been beyond our aid. But you have some strength in you, my dear hobbit!”

FoTR: Book Two, Chapter One — Many Meetings

At first, Gandalf proves reluctant to reveal much — but he does inform Frodo that he was imprisoned and that the Black Riders are, indeed, the minions of Sauron.

Why is Gandalf so close-mouthed? And although Frodo seems physically healed from his wound, how has the Morgul-blade affected his spirit? Elsewhere within this chapter, what do we learn about the elves of Rivendell? Does the prewsence of both Gloin and Bilbo give this chapter more tie-backs to The Hobbit than A Long Expected Party? And what does the incident between Bilbo and Frodo over the Ring portend?

Join us this Saturday, April 14 at 6.00pm ET (New York time), when we’ll discuss all this and much more as we continue our Fellowship of the Ring read-through!

The Fair Valley of Rivendell by Ted Nasmith.

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