An Ode to Tolkien’s The Hobbit: ‘The Last Light of Durin’s Day’

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The dwarfs of Erebor finally return home.

My ode to J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’ and the tale of the dwarfs of Erebor under the Lonely Mountains. ‘The Last Light of Durin’s Day’ refers to the dwarf’s last chance to reenter and reclaim their home of Erebor which has been confiscated by Smaug, a fire-drake(dragon!) from the North. This ‘last light’ is meant to show them the keyhole to gain entrance into Erebor, but alas, it won’t last forever! If you’ve not seen the movie(s), I highly recommend them. The scene this photo refers to is way more exciting, but then I’m no film maker, just a humble blogger and sometimes photographer who digs ‘The Lord of the Ring’ stories! K’lee L. © 2015

10 thoughts on “An Ode to Tolkien’s The Hobbit: ‘The Last Light of Durin’s Day’

  1. Makes me want to read the books now. Didn’t see the movies and never really got into the fantasy books until recently, so now I’m looking forward to them.

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    1. Absolutely fantastic reads too! I’m grateful I found the books before seeing the movies just to have the real literary experience. My favorite book from Tolkien’s cannon is ‘The Silmarillion’. It’s the complete history of the elves and one of the most phenomenal books I’ve ever read. Not sure if it could become a movie(s), but then again it doesn’t need to in my opinion.
      Peter Jackson and his team did six films, three ‘Lord of the Rings’ based ones and the three ‘Hobbit’ ones. All were exceptional, but I still put the books above the movies! I don’t think you’ll be disappointed reading them. If nothing else they’re just great writing.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I never tire of reading the books or watching the movies. I could probably stand to replace my current version of, ‘Lord of the Rings’. I’ve bent so many pages it’s looking kind of ragged!

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