This Saturday at 6pm ET in The Hall of Fire we’ll return to our chapter-by-chapter discussion of the Hobbit with Chapter 10 — A Warm welcome.
“Thag you very buch.”
The Hobbit Chapter 10 — A Warm Welcome
Thanks to Bilbo, Thorin and company have escaped from the dungeons of the Elf-king of Mirkwood. But to what end? Do the dwarves finally consider Bilbo a worthy member of their company?
The journey down the river is an unpleasant one for the dwarves, but the end makes up for it — or does it? Are the men of Lake-Town as friendly and accommodating as they seem, or do they have a more sinister purpose?
What of the legends of rivers running with gold? Do they realise what assisting Thorin’s group might cost them? This is our first look at a village of men in Tolkien’s world, does he present them with the same loving and realistic attention to detail as his more fantastic creations?
Join us tomorrow (Saturday June 6 at 6pm EDT) in #thehalloffire on irc.theonering.net
Saturday June 6: The Hobbit Chapter 10
Saturday June 13: Why do we love Hobbits so mcuh?
Saturday June 20: The Hobbit Chapter 11
Lake-town by J.R.R. Tolkien
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