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The Geek's Cookbook

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ISBN10 : 1510729275

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 96

Category : Cooking

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Book Summary: The best geek gift, nerd gift, and dork gift… Over 30 recipes for superfans! Minecraft Cookies! Sam Gangee Stew with Nasty Fries and Lembas! Skywalker Verrine! The Geek’s Cookbook is the fun and easy geeky recipe book with dishes from all your favorite shows, movies, and video games! It’s packed with original and delicious recipes inspired by: Game of Thrones The Big Bang Theory Zelda The Walking Dead Minecraft Star Wars Breaking Bad The Matrix Harry Potter Pokémon Dexter Lord of the Rings Batman Final Fantasy Binge-watching your favorite season of Dexter, Breaking Bad, or The Walking Dead? Planning a Pokémon Go gaming party or a Harry Potter viewing party? Need sustenance to fuel your attempt to achieve the impossible and watch all six Star Wars movies in a row? Enter The Geek’s Cookbook, your guide to cooking all sorts of treats and goodies to nourish your inner (or outer) geek. Send your taste buds to another world with over thirty recipes from your favorite series, TV shows, and video games. Experience the supreme taste of the Matrix Burger or the Sauron Tarts, succumb to the Dagobah Marsh in Herb Crust or the Karadoc Crunch. Top it all off with some Minecraft Cookies or Meringue Pokéball, and you’ve got yourself a meal fit for Geek royalty. Eat like a geek!

The Wizard's Cookbook

Author : Aurélia Beaupommier

ISBN10 : 1510729283

Publisher : Skyhorse

Number of Pages : 192

Category : Cooking

Viewed : 1595

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Book Summary: The definitive cookbook for everyone who loves fantasy and lore! The ultimate gift book for fans of all things magical! Aurélia Beaupommier pays tribute to all sorcerers, fairies, elves, mages, witches, and magicians within this spellbinding cookbook! In The Wizard’s Cookbook, you’ll find recipes inspired by your favorite magical stories, eras, and lands—from history, myth, and fantasy—including: The Legend of Zelda World of Warcraft Halloween Harry Potter Dungeons and Dragons Mulesine Lord of the Rings Willow Narnia and so much more! Inspired by the most famous wizards in history, from Merlin to Dumbledore to Marry Poppins,The Wizard’s Cookbook includes magical dishes that are both quick and easy to prepare for any occasion. Beaupommier provides a beautiful spread of festive themed dishes to enchant your guests. Recipes are accompanied by beautiful full-page color photographs of the delectable food and drinks. In addition to the sustenance necessary to battle your nemesis?whether it be a dragon or an empty stomach?this book also includes recipes to prepare divine desserts and devilish snacks, as well as intoxicating potions and elixirs to quench your thirst. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert wizard, open this spell book, grab your wand, and . . . Abracadabra! You’ll create delicious, bewitching recipes from The Wizard’s Cookbook that are sure to teleport you and those dining with you to another world.

The Wizard's Dessert Cookbook

Author : Aurélia Beaupommier

ISBN10 : 1510749489

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 192

Category : Cooking

Viewed : 1615

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Book Summary: Discover your favorite character’s favorite desserts! From Hobbits to Willy Wonka, from Nostradamus to Ghostbusters, from Harry Potter to Merlin, wizards and fantastic creatures alike like to put a little sweetness in their daily lives. There are bites to snack and share, charming cookies and cakes, and divine desserts that are full of mystery! Discover all their wonderful recipes, including: Butterbeer (Harry Potter) Paige’s pecan tartlets (Charmed) Gingerbread men (Shrek) Energy spheres from Dungeons and Dragons Peculiar’s eyes (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children movie) Lucy Pevensie’s magic cordial (The Chronicles of Narnia) Bilbo’s 111th birthday cake (The Lord of the Rings) Queenie Goldstein’s strudel (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) And many, many more! Whether you are a beginner wizard or a confirmed alchemist, you will see, dessert is fantastic!

A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Game of Thrones Companion Cookbook

Author : Chelsea Monroe-Cassel,Sariann Lehrer

ISBN10 : 0345535545

Publisher : Bantam

Number of Pages : 240

Category : Cooking

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Book Summary: Ever wonder what it’s like to attend a feast at Winterfell? Wish you could split a lemon cake with Sansa Stark, scarf down a pork pie with the Night’s Watch, or indulge in honeyfingers with Daenerys Targaryen? George R. R. Martin’s bestselling saga A Song of Ice and Fire and the runaway hit HBO series Game of Thrones are renowned for bringing Westeros’s sights and sounds to vivid life. But one important ingredient has always been missing: the mouthwatering dishes that form the backdrop of this extraordinary world. Now, fresh out of the series that redefined fantasy, comes the cookbook that may just redefine dinner . . . and lunch, and breakfast. A passion project from superfans and amateur chefs Chelsea Monroe-Cassel and Sariann Lehrer—and endorsed by George R. R. Martin himself—A Feast of Ice and Fire lovingly replicates a stunning range of cuisines from across the Seven Kingdoms and beyond. From the sumptuous delicacies enjoyed in the halls of power at King’s Landing, to the warm and smoky comfort foods of the frozen North, to the rich, exotic fare of the mysterious lands east of Westeros, there’s a flavor for every palate, and a treat for every chef. These easy-to-follow recipes have been refined for modern cooking techniques, but adventurous eaters can also attempt the authentic medieval meals that inspired them. The authors have also suggested substitutions for some of the more fantastical ingredients, so you won’t have to stock your kitchen with camel, live doves, or dragon eggs to create meals fit for a king (or a khaleesi). In all, A Feast of Ice and Fire contains more than 100 recipes, divided by region: • The Wall: Rack of Lamb and Herbs; Pork Pie; Mutton in Onion-Ale Broth; Mulled Wine; Pease Porridge • The North: Beef and Bacon Pie; Honeyed Chicken; Aurochs with Roasted Leeks; Baked Apples • The South: Cream Swans; Trout Wrapped in Bacon; Stewed Rabbit; Sister’s Stew; Blueberry Tarts • King’s Landing: Lemon Cakes; Quails Drowned in Butter; Almond Crusted Trout; Bowls of Brown; Iced Milk with Honey • Dorne: Stuffed Grape Leaves; Duck with Lemons; Chickpea Paste • Across the Narrow Sea: Biscuits and Bacon; Tyroshi Honeyfingers; Wintercakes; Honey-Spiced Locusts There’s even a guide to dining and entertaining in the style of the Seven Kingdoms. Exhaustively researched and reverently detailed, accompanied by passages from all five books in the series and photographs guaranteed to whet your appetite, this is the companion to the blockbuster phenomenon that millions of stomachs have been growling for. And remember, winter is coming—so don’t be afraid to put on a few pounds. Includes a Foreword by George R. R. Martin

Heroes' Feast (Dungeons & Dragons)

Author : Kyle Newman,Jon Peterson,Michael Witwer,Official Dungeons & Dragons Licensed

ISBN10 : 1984858912

Publisher : Ten Speed Press

Number of Pages : 240

Category : Cooking

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Book Summary: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 80 recipes inspired by the magical world of Dungeons & Dragons “Ready a tall tankard of mead and brace yourself for a culinary journey to match any quest!”—Tom Morello, Rage Against the Machine From the D&D experts behind Dungeons & Dragons Art & Arcana comes a cookbook that invites fantasy lovers to celebrate the unique culinary creations and traditions of their favorite fictional cultures. With this book, you can prepare dishes delicate enough to dine like elves and their drow cousins or hearty enough to feast like a dwarven clan or an orcish horde. All eighty dishes—developed by a professional chef—are delicious, easy to prepare, and composed of wholesome ingredients readily found in our world. Heroes’ Feast includes recipes for snacking, such as Elven Bread, Iron Rations, savory Hand Pies, and Orc Bacon, as well as hearty vegetarian, meaty, and fish mains, such as Amphail Braised Beef, Hommlet Golden Brown Roasted Turkey, Drow Mushroom Steaks, and Pan-Fried Knucklehead Trout—all which pair perfectly with a side of Otik’s famous fried spiced potatoes. There are also featured desserts and cocktails—such as Heartlands Rose Apple and Blackberry Pie, Trolltide Candied Apples, Evermead, Potion of Restoration, and Goodberry Blend—and everything in between, to satisfy a craving for any adventure.

The Necronomnomnom: Recipes and Rites from the Lore of H. P. Lovecraft

Author : Red Duke Games, LLC

ISBN10 : 1682684393

Publisher : The Countryman Press

Number of Pages : 192

Category : Cooking

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Book Summary: A Lovecraft-inspired cookbook with recipes to whet your appetite and threaten your sanity Reading about the slime- covered, non- Euclidean ruins of the sunken city of R’lyeh or the squamous, tentacled deity who slumbers there would make anyone hungry. Starting with the puns and working from there, authors Mike Slater and Thomas Roache have summoned forth 50 funny, bizarre, and horrible dishes such as: • The Deep Fried Deep One • Nog Sothoth • Cthus-Koos • The Great Old Buns • The Gin and Miskatonic Like H. P. Lovecraft’s Necronomicon, the legendary and forbidden book of the dead that is “alien to all sane and balanced readers,” this cookbook contains many dark (but still delicious) secrets within its pages. The book comes infested with sanity- melting and mouth- watering illustrations, as well as annotations full of crazed discoveries and desperate warnings about the recipes that brave readers will undertake.

The Science of Middle-earth

Author : Roland Lehoucq,Loic Mangin,Jean-Sebastien Steyer

ISBN10 : 1643136178

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 432

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: The surprising and illuminating look at how Tolkien's love of science and natural history shaped the creation of his Middle Earth, from its flora and fauna to its landscapes. The world J.R.R. Tolkien created is one of the most beloved in all of literature, and continues to capture hearts and imaginations around the world. From Oxford to ComiCon, the Middle Earth is analyzed and interpreted through a multitude of perspectives. But one essential facet of Tolkien and his Middle Earth has been overlooked: science. This great writer, creator of worlds and unforgettable character, and inventor of language was also a scientific autodidact, with an innate interest and grasp of botany, paleontologist and geologist, with additional passions for archeology and chemistry. Tolkien was an acute observer of flora and fauna and mined the minds of his scientific friends about ocean currents and volcanoes. It is these layers science that give his imaginary universe—and the creatures and characters that inhabit it—such concreteness. Within this gorgeously illustrated edition, a range of scientists—from astrophysicists to physicians, botanists to volcanologists—explore Tolkien’s novels, poems, and letters to reveal their fascinating scientific roots. A rewarding combination of literary exploration and scientific discovery, The Science of Middle Earth reveals the hidden meaning of the Ring’s corruption, why Hobbits have big feet, the origins of the Dwarves, the animals which inspired the dragons, and even whether or not an Ent is possible. Enhanced by superb original drawings, this transportive work will delight both Tolkien fans and science lovers and inspire us to view both Middle Earth—and our own world—with fresh eyes.

Düngeonmeister

Author : Jef Aldrich,Jon Taylor

ISBN10 : 1507214669

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 160

Category : Cooking

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Book Summary: Celebrate your campaigns and conquests with these 75 fun, RPG-inspired cocktail recipes your whole gaming group will love! Make your next gaming adventure even more fun with this collection of 75 RPG-inspired cocktails! Featuring fantasy-themed libations from the boozy Dragon the Beach and a Potion of Strength to a sneaky Stealth Check shot and a Never Split the Party Punch, you’ll keep spirits high and your friends happy during your next dungeon-crawling tabletop adventure. Complete with easy-to-follow, accessible instructions, Düngeonmeister also includes funny jokes and hilarious asides that will take your campaign (or your next gathering) to the next level!

Night as It Falls

Author : Jakuta Alikavazovic

ISBN10 : 0571342280

Publisher : Faber & Faber

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 876

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Book Summary: A deeply contemporary and mesmerising novel about love, destruction, silences and the traces we leave behind. Amelia was one of those people who destroyed everything and called it art. Paul is a student who works as a hotel night guard to make ends meet. Amelia, who studies at the same university, is the young woman who rents Room 313. Everything about her is a mystery: where she goes, who she meets - and where she comes from. Paul and Amelia become compulsively and inextricably entangled, until one day, Amelia disappears. Unknown to Paul, she has gone to Sarajevo in search of her mother, the country of their past and the ghosts who still inhabit it. But Paul, as well as Amelia, must come to terms with their inherited bonds and the paths that shape the future. Night as It Falls is a novel of high passion and low light, rich in vital ideas about identity, first love, class and contemporary anxiety. Imbued with melancholy and wit, it is the English language debut of a powerfully assured European writer.

Fairytale Baking

Author : Christin Geweke

ISBN10 : 1510755543

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 208

Category : Cooking

Viewed : 585

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Book Summary: 65 enchanting and delicious treats inspired by The Princess and the Pea, Mother Holle, and more! Like old family recipes, fairytales and stories are also handed down from one generation to the next. And delicious baking can delight the senses and bring back memories just like a good story, for both old and young alike. This journey through magical baking will make you dream of fairytale forests and faraway lands. These enchanting recipes are guaranteed to be liked by even the fussiest of cake eaters. Learn to make delicious pastries and desserts such as: • Black Forest Cherry Trifle • Meringue Cake • Coconut Crumble Pineapple Muffins • Chocolate and Espresso Biscotti • Salted Peanut Cupcakes • Mini Lava Cakes • Chocolate Hazelnut Swiss Roll • Mini Chocolate Mousse Flans • Blackberry Ganache Tartlets • Crème Brûlée • Mini Cinnamon Rolls • Mango and Chocolate Squares • Spiced Macarons • Chocolate Bourbon Cupcakes • Sweet Berry Cobbler • Marbled Cheesecake • And Much More! Also included within are fairytales to help pass the time until your goodies are ready to take out of the oven and devour!

J. R. R. Tolkien: A Biography

Author : Humphrey Carpenter

ISBN10 : 0007381255

Publisher : HarperCollins UK

Number of Pages : 384

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: The original authorised biography, and the only one written by an author who actually met J.R.R. Tolkien.

Stations of the Sun

Author : Ronald Hutton

ISBN10 : 0191578428

Publisher : OUP Oxford

Number of Pages : 560

Category : History

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Book Summary: Comprehensive and engaging, this colourful study covers the whole sweep of ritual history from the earliest written records to the present day. From May Day revels and Midsummer fires, to Harvest Home and Hallowe'en, to the twelve days of Christmas, Ronald Hutton takes us on a fascinating journey through the ritual year in Britain. He challenges many common assumptions about the customs of the past, and debunks many myths surrounding festivals of the present, to illuminate the history of the calendar year we live by today.

The Minecrafter's Cookbook

Author : Tara Theoharis

ISBN10 : 151073970X

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 128

Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

Viewed : 658

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Book Summary: The Minecrafter's Cookbook brings the Overworld to life with over 40 fantastic, Minecraft-themed recipes that kids and parents can make together. From main courses that will fill your hunger bar; to enchanted snacks that Alex and Steve couldn’t survive without; to party-friendly, game-themed desserts and potion drinks, there is plenty in this book to enchant young gamers and their families. Kids will love the accompanying illustrations of their favorite characters and scenes, while parents will appreciate the simple, step-by-step directions to guide them as they craft. The Minecrafter's Cookbook makes cooking an irresistible adventure: Includes photos of each finished item, plus colorful illustrations of popular Minecrafting scenes and characters for maximum fun. Features over 40 kid-friendly meals, drinks, and desserts including Beetroot Stew, Golden Apples, Grass Block Brownies, and Creeper Crispies! Encourages young gamers to power down and enjoy family time in the kitchen The delicious recipes in this book are sure to make spending time together a whole lot more fun!

The Unofficial Hogwarts for the Holidays Cookbook

Author : Rita Mock-Pike

ISBN10 : 1646040732

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 128

Category : Cooking

Viewed : 327

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Book Summary: Make every day a spell-tacular celebration with the Harry Potter-inspired cookbook featuring delicious recipes for everything from magical snacks to full, Muggle-worthy meals. What better way to celebrate than by whipping up a magically delicious meal in your kitchen? From sumptuous fall and winter feasts to delectable desserts and tea-time treats, this book has all of your holidays and special occasions covered, with an extra magical twist. Celebrate in true wizarding world style with recipes like: - Pumpkin Pasties - Cauldron Cakes - Roast Beef - Yorkshire Pudding - Chocolate Gateau - Bath Buns - Rock Cakes - and many more! Bring your love for wizardry and magic into the kitchen and onto the table with The Unofficial Hogwarts for the Holidays Cookbook—the perfect gift for any Potterhead. With 75 delicious recipes, easy step-by-step instructions, and spellbinding full-color photographs, this cookbook is sure to stupify any fan of the boy who lived. Tuck in!

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Author : Haruki Murakami

ISBN10 : 0385669445

Publisher : Bond Street Books

Number of Pages : 944

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: The long-awaited magnum opus from Haruki Murakami, in which this revered and bestselling author gives us his hypnotically addictive, mind-bending ode to George Orwell's 1984. The year is 1984. Aomame is riding in a taxi on the expressway, in a hurry to carry out an assignment. Her work is not the kind that can be discussed in public. When they get tied up in traffic, the taxi driver suggests a bizarre 'proposal' to her. Having no other choice she agrees, but as a result of her actions she starts to feel as though she is gradually becoming detached from the real world. She has been on a top secret mission, and her next job leads her to encounter the superhuman founder of a religious cult. Meanwhile, Tengo is leading a nondescript life but wishes to become a writer. He inadvertently becomes involved in a strange disturbance that develops over a literary prize. While Aomame and Tengo impact on each other in various ways, at times by accident and at times intentionally, they come closer and closer to meeting. Eventually the two of them notice that they are indispensable to each other. Is it possible for them to ever meet in the real world?

The Illustrated World of Tolkien

Author : David Day

ISBN10 : 1645171981

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1928

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Book Summary: An enchanting reference book for everything Tolkien! J. R. R. Tolkien’s fictional universe is as infinite as the human imagination, and the Illustrated World of Tolkien is an excellent guide to Middle-earth and the Undying Lands. Vivid descriptions of all Tolkien’s beasts, monsters, races, nations, deities, and the flora and fauna of the territory are contained herein. Full-color, stunning illustrations create an enchanting source for information on all the fantastical places and creatures that sprung from Tolkien’s mind. Special features include a detailed map, a chronology of all ages, a general index, and a special index that will refer you to Tolkien’s original works for each entry. This work is unofficial and is not authorized by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.

Song of the Vikings

Author : Nancy Marie Brown

ISBN10 : 1137073713

Publisher : St. Martin\'s Press

Number of Pages : 256

Category : History

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Book Summary: Much like Greek and Roman mythology, Norse myths are still with us. Famous storytellers from JRR Tolkien to Neil Gaiman have drawn their inspiration from the long-haired, mead-drinking, marauding and pillaging Vikings. Their creator is a thirteenth-century Icelandic chieftain by the name of Snorri Sturluson. Like Homer, Snorri was a bard, writing down and embellishing the folklore and pagan legends of medieval Scandinavia. Unlike Homer, Snorri was a man of the world—a wily political power player, one of the richest men in Iceland who came close to ruling it, and even closer to betraying it... In Song of the Vikings, award-winning author Nancy Marie Brown brings Snorri Sturluson's story to life in a richly textured narrative that draws on newly available sources.

The Geeky Chef Cookbook

Author : Cassandra Reeder

ISBN10 : 0760367949

Publisher : Race Point Publishing

Number of Pages : 160

Category : Cooking

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Book Summary: You’ve watched the TV shows and movies, played the video games, and read the books. Now it’s time to level-up your geek factor…into the kitchen. From Game of Thrones, The Hunger Games, and Star Trek to Doctor Who, The Legend of Zelda, and World of Warcraft, The Geeky Chef compiles over 60 delectable, ethereal, and just plain odd—yet oddly delicious—recipes that you can re-create right in your own home. This smaller hardcover version of the original book has a new, fresh, modern design and includes 10 additional recipes from The Geeky Chef Strikes Back, making it the perfect gift for the geek in your life. A self-proclaimed nerd with a fondness for cooking, author Cassandra Reeder, creator of The Geeky Chef blog, has thoroughly researched every dish to make the final product look and taste as close to the source material as possible. With easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and fun themed photos, these simple recipes will soon have you unlocking achievements in the kitchen, no matter if you’re cooking for yourself, a friend, or even a viewing party. So if you’ve ever found yourself thirsting for Lon Lon Milk, drooling over Pumpkin Pasties, or being a tad bit curious about Cram, this cookbook is for you. Fantasy foods are fantasy no longer! Let your love for sci-fi or fantasy shine with The Geeky Chef series by creating food and drinks from your favorite shows, movies, and video games. Your cool, homemade, fiction-themed spread will make you the life of the party. Incredibly fun and creative, and colorfully designed, The Geeky Chef books make the perfect gift for the geek in your life who lives in a world of their own. Other titles in this series include: Geeky Bartender Drinks, Geeky Chef Cookbook, Geeky Chef Drinks, and Geeky Chef Strikes Back.

Doctor Who: The Official Cookbook

Author : Joanna Farrow

ISBN10 : 006245563X

Publisher : HarperCollins

Number of Pages : 160

Category : Cooking

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Book Summary: Have your Doctor Who and eat it too with this out-of-this-world cookbook featuring fun, imaginative recipes for the whole family, based on the wildly popular BBC series Doctor Who. The perfect addition to every Doctor Who fan’s shelf, Doctor Who: The Official Cookbook features a cornucopia of delicious, easy-to-make recipes—from the simple, to the showstoppers—with an exciting Whovian twist. Enjoy the Doctor’s own favorite, fish fingers and custard, share some Cyberman Pie with friends, treat the family to Cassandra Pizza, or indulge your sweet tooth with a Supreme Dalek Cake. Throwing a viewing party of your favorite episodes? Serve up some Ood Rolls, Salt and Pepper Sontarans, and Weeping Angel Food Cake. And don’t forget the centerpiece for every Whovian get-together, a Gingerbread TARDIS and, of course, 12 Cookie Doctors. Illustrated with stills from the television show and seasoned with fun food ephemera and quotes from the Doctor’s universe, Doctor Who: The Official Cookbook has something weird, wacky, and tasty for every fan.

An Unexpected Journal: The Worlds of Tolkien

Author : C.M. Alvarez,Donald W. Catchings, Jr.,Annie Crawford,S. Dorman,Karise Gililland,Korine Martinez,Seth Myers,Annie Nardone,Josiah Peterson,George Scondras,Zak Schmoll,Clark Weidner,Donald T. Williams

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Publisher : An Unexpected Journal

Number of Pages : 250

Category : Religion

Viewed : 1880

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Book Summary: J.R.R. Tolkien was the British author who fired the imagination of a generation with his beloved works: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. In this collection of essays, short stories, and poems, we explore the magic of Tolkien’s works that defined high fantasy and illustrate the underlying Christian themes that are so essential to the joy his work brings. Contributors: C.M. Alvarez: "Melchizedek, Bombadil, and the Numinous in The Lord of the Rings," an essay on the parallels between the mysterious figures found in the Bible and The Lord of the Rings and what they represent. Donald W. Catchings, Jr.: "The Hero from Bagshot Row," a poem dedicated to the heroism of Sam in The Lord of the Rings. Annie Crawford: "Courage at the Crossroads" on how the journey of the Fellowship illustrates the truth of the Gospel message. S. Dorman: "The Common Good in Tolkien's Rural Communities," an essay on the importance of community drawing from illustrations in The Lord of the Rings by Tolkien and In Search of the Common Good: Christian Fidelity in a Fractured World by Jake Meador. Karise Gililland: "One Theme to Rule Them All," an essay on a collection of Catholic essays in Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. Korine Martinez: "Awakening Joy," an essay on the Christ-inspired joy which infuses The Lord of the Rings Seth Myers: "Tolkien and Miyazaki: Princess Mononoke and The Lord of the Rings in Conversation," an essay on the fight against evil in The Lord of the Rings by Tolkien and the animated film, Princess Mononoke. Annie Nardone: "Finishing Well," an essay on purpose as illustrated in "Leaf by Niggle;" "The Finished Work," a sonnet based on "Leaf by Niggle;" and "A Passage to Something Better," an essay on death in The Lord of the Rings. Josiah Peterson: "Supernatural Words" on the importance of language in the creation of Tolkien's Middle-earth. George Scondras: "Melkor and Illuvatar" on the Christian hope in The Silmarillion. Zak Schmoll: "The Beauty of a Growing Friendship," an essay on the importance of fellowship and community illustrated in The Lord of the Rings and a book review on An Encouraging Thought Clark Weidner: "Tom Bombadil: The Value of an Enigma," an essay on the importance of mystery. Donald T. Williams: "Loth Lorien" and "To J.R.R. Tolkien, poems inspired by Tolkien's work. About An Unexpected Journal An Unexpected Journal is a quarterly publication that presents the truth of Christianity using reason and imagination. Spring 2020, Volume 3, Issue 1