An insightful article appeared yesterday on “Heirs of Durin” about the appeal of Thorin, Fili and Kili beyond the physical response to the actors. It was originally written in German and then translated into English, but still makes for a good read. There are some minor spoilers at the end of the article regarding the end of the book and likely the end of the final film as well, so caution to those who have not yet read the book. So click on the link to read about Thorin Oakenshield and “the Sons of my Father’s Daughter, Fili and Kili of the Race of Durin”.