Read Tolkien Day: March 25, 2013

TOLKIEN READING DAY is over for this year. Thanks to everyone who participated!

The Dark Tower by John Howe

March 25th is Tolkien Reading Day!

J.R.R. Tolkien was an Oxford English professor and linguist who created the world of Middle Earth as a home for his constructed languages. He also envisioned the creation of an ancient mythology which was uniquely British in scope and detail. In the writing of The Hobbit (and later, The Lord of the Rings) Professor Tolkien created one of the most beloved works of ever created–and he did it first!

His work has inspired generations of fantasy writers to go off and create their own worlds to live in, and fantasy readers to seek out these worlds and devour them with ever-greater intensity. Without him, we might never have seen fantasy fiction become the worldwide phenomenon which has so influenced culture: from literature to film and now interactive video games, tales of dragons, myths and monsters are everywhere, and we couldn’t be happier about it!

If you haven’t read The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings, March 25 is a great day to find a copy and embark on Professor Tolkien’s marvelous journey. Since we don’t have the rights to promote those, though, in honor of the grandfather of the epic fantasy movement, the Genre Underground (in alliance with the Magic Appreciation Tour) is conspiring to offer you these great independent fantasy books at a discount!

 From the Genre Underground Library

A.E. Marling
Brood of Bones

Robert Eaton
The Hero Always Wins

M.D. Kenning
The Fall of House Nemeni

Frances Pauli

M. Todd Gallowglas
First Chosen
Once We Were Like Wolves
Jaludin’s Road
The Dragon Bone Flute

Christopher Kellen
Sorcerer’s Code
Sorcerer’s Crime

J.L. Doty
Child of the Sword
When Dead Ain’t Dead Enough


From Our Friends

Daniel R. Marvello
Vaetra Unveiled

Scott Marlowe
The Five Elements
The Hall of the Wood

Nicolette Andrews
Diviner’s Prophecy

Becca Mills

Karin Rita Gastreich

L. Blankenship
Disciple, Part I

Juli D. Revezzo
House of Cards
The Artist’s Inheritance

More to come!