The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Book III, Chapter One - The Departure of Boromir
From the Gate of Kings the North Wind rides, and past the roaring falls;
And clear and cold about the tower its loud horn calls.
'What news from the North, O mighty wind, do you bring to me today?
What news of Boromir the Bold? For he is long away.’
'Beneath Amon Hen I heard his cry. There many foes he fought.
His cloven shield, his broken sword, they to the water brought.
His head so proud, his face so fair, his limbs they laid to rest;
And Rauros, golden Rauros-falls, bore him upon its breast.’
'O Boromir! The Tower of Guard shall ever northward gaze
To Rauros, golden Rauros-falls, until the end of days.’
When do you expect Pierside to be released?
No definite date yet, but it’s scheduled for 2015.
The upcoming release of the long-awaited Anglo-Saxon Community in J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Lord of the Rings’ by Dr. Deborah A. Higgens coincides with the Fellowship’s journey into Rohan in this month’s readings for the Tolkien Read-Along 2014. In celebration of both the Read-Along and the book’s release, Oloris Publishing has excerpted a section from Chapter 4 “The Role of the Lord, Comitatus, and Gift-Giving within the Mead Hall” in the upcoming title. Here, Dr. Higgens examines the Germanic tradition of the comitatus oath. In this excerpt, she draws parallels between the characters, events, and cultures within The Lord of the Rings and Beowulf, cementing the importance of the Anglo-Saxon epic in the creation of Tolkien’s masterpiece.
For the excerpt and the complete media release, read below.