The Roots of the Ivy and Other Stories of Middle-Earth

Aranel Took's LOTR Fanfiction

The Roots of the Ivy and Other Stories of Middle-Earth: Aranel Took's LOTR Fanfiction
Aranel Took's LOTR Fanfiction
Resources
Online References
General LOTR Resources
Encyclopedia of Arda
A reference guide to the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.
The Thain's Book
An encyclopedia of Middle-Earth in the Third Age.
General Reference - Anglo-Saxon (Rohirric) & Medieval Life
Miercinga Ríce
An Anglo-Saxon heathen group that has resources for Anglo-Saxon rituals and customs.
The Viking Answer Lady
Resources for Norse culture that can help with writing about Rohan.
General Reference - Warfare
The Association for Renaissance Martial Arts
Excellent site for information on Medieval & Renaissance combat skills. Has PDFs of historical training manuals.
Language - Elvish
Adalambion - Of the Tongues of Arda
Many, many links to sites on the various languages of Middle-Earth. Has links to lessons for Quenya, Sindarin and Tengwar.
Hiselwoke - The Sindarin Dictionary Project
Focused on building a complete and reliable Sindarin lexicon. Offers a standalone Sindarin dictionary application, with Tengwar spellings. I have the Mac OSX version and it's really cool!
Tara's Sindarin Phrasebook
Very useful if you need a complete phrase.
Language - General
Languages in The Lord of the Rings Movies
Translations of dialogues and lyrics in the movies.
Language - Old English (Rohirric)
Germanic Lexicon Project
A project to make copyright-expired dictionaries and grammars of older Germanic languages available. Contains scans of two Old English Dictionaries: Bosworth-Toller and J. R. Clark Hall.
Online Old English/Modern English Dictionary
An online dictionary that also provides English-->Old English.
Riddles from The Exeter Book
From the Kalamazoo Riddle Group. Riddles both naughty and nice.
The Electronic Guide to Old English
An online textbook for Old English, with links to online exercises.
Books
General LOTR Resources
The Atlas of Middle-Earth
A must-have reference book to Middle-Earth.
The Histories of Middle-Earth, Volumes 1-5
Compiled from J.J.R. Tolkien's writings by Christopher Tolkien.
The Lord of the Rings Weapons and Warfare
A great reference, based on the movies, for writing warfare in Middle Earth.
The Peoples of Middle-Earth (The History of Middle-Earth, Vol. 12)
Compiled from J.R.R. Tolkien's writings by Christopher Tolkien. Has a big section on the development of the hobbit family trees.
Unfinished Tales: The Lost Lore of Middle-Earth
Contains some good stuff about Rohan.
General Reference - Anglo-Saxon (Rohirric) & Medieval Life
Aspects of Anglo-Saxon Magic
Beliefs and rituals of the Anglo-Saxons.
Motherhood and Mothering in Anglo-Saxon England
An interesting insight into Anglo-Saxon women, especially in regards to inheritance and the roles of women.
Peace-Weavers and Shield-Maidens: Women in Early English Society
If you write Éowyn, you need this book.
The Mead-Hall: The Feasting Tradition in Anglo-Saxon England
Details on daily life and ceremonies of the Anglo-Saxons.
General Reference - Medieval Arts & Crafts
The Art of Blacksmithing
This is an amazing book, full of details on smithing using older methods--including weapons and armor.
General Reference - Medieval Medicine
Medicine in the Crusades
A study of battle injuries and medicine during the Crusades, mostly from Frankish and Islamic sources. An excellent reference for details on injuries and how to treat them.
The Healing Hand: Man and Wound in the Ancient World
Once the battles over, here's how to deal with the results. Covers a wide variety of injuries and historical methods of treating them.
The Trotula: An English Translation of the Medieval Compendium of Women's Medici
Some insight into medieval medicine. This edition contains the original Latin text.
General Reference - Warfare
The Art of War
One of the most important texts on warfare.
The English Warrior: From Earliest Times Till 1066
The life of an Anglo-Saxon warrior.
The Face of Battle: A Study of Agincourt, Waterloo, and the Somme
Analyzes historical battles and compares such things as 'infantry vs. cavalry'.
General Reference - Writing
Getting the Words Right
A book about revision. I cannot recommend this book enough.
The Hero With a Thousand Faces
Not really a writing reference, but it's the background material for The Writer's Journey
The Joy of Writing Sex: A Guide for Fiction Writers
Great advice for a taboo subject.
The Tough Guide to Fantasyland
Not really meant as a writing book, but this is a hilarious look at the clichés of fantasy writing.
The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers
My favorite book on writing. It's saved my sanity quite a few times when I've had writer's block. Uses Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey as a model.
Writer's Digest Elements of Fiction Writing
This series has some very useful books on writing, especially Dialogue.
Language - Old English (Rohirric)
A Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary
Probably the best dictionary (in print) for Old English.
Introduction to Old English
A textbook on Old English. Also has a free online version.
Old English Grammar and Reader
Has translations of many Anglo-Saxon poems. The Wanderer should have some very familiar elements for LOTR fans.
Reading Old English: An Introduction
A terrific book with lots of exercises.
Wordcraft: New English to Old English Dictionary and Thesaurus
I highly recommend this if you need to write any Rohirric. It is well organized and has a lot of words that are useful for every day conversation.
Amazon Link
Book links go to my Associates page at Amazon.

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