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J.R.R. Tolkien’s New Book: The Nature of Middle-earth

The Nature of Middle Earth: Everything We Know About J.R.R. Tolkien’s New Book

The Lord of the Rings icon returns, posthumously, yet again. This time in a series of secret manuscripts believed to be the last original Middle-Earth writings by Tolkien himself called The Nature of Middle Earth. “The Nature of Middle-earth will comprise numerous late (c. 1959-73) and previously unpublished writings by J.R.R. Tolkien on the “nature” of …

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15 Most Terrifying Lovecraftian Monsters

15 Most Terrifying Lovecraftian Monsters

American author Howard Phillips Lovecraft is now considered as a pioneer of modern horror fiction. Although controversial, Lovecraft was a seminal horror author and has influenced and inspired many horror-centered artists, be they writers, filmmakers, musicians or painters. Lovecraft’s stories are usually quite weird and he was a master at portraying the terrifying atmosphere present …

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Why Is Gandalf Called Mithrandir?

Why Is Gandalf Called Mithrandir?

Tolkien’s Legendarium is one of the biggest, most popular and most interesting fictional universes we have. It is – in a way – the epitome of a fantasy-based universe and served as a prototype for all later similar universes that are part of the fantasy genre. Tolkien’s universe has a lot of mysteries and while …

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''Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?'' by Philip K. Dick (Review)

”Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” by Philip K. Dick (Review)

As far as science-fiction literature is concerned, Philip K. Dick is absolutely one of the biggest (if not the biggest) and most important names you’ll encounter. Dick’s revolutionary stories helped shape the genre when true, “hardcore” science-fiction was still a genre-in-development and thanks to them, we can now enjoy a large number of science-fiction works. …

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When Does Snow WhiteTake Place?

When Does Snow WhiteTake Place?

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was the first movie in the series of Disney-produced adaptations of classical fairytales, which eventually grew into the Disney princesses franchise we know today. As such, the movie is a fan favorite and many will be able to tell you at least a few fun facts about this classic. …

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Learning Elvish the easy way

Learning Elvish the Easy Way

There are different types of Elvish tongues just like it is with most languages. At first, learning a new language might seem like a herculean task, but with the right guidance and steps, it would be a fun and wonderful experience. We would be sharing some tips, and a list you can follow to help …

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How Are Witchers Chosen?

How Are Witchers Chosen?

Witchers are mutated monster hunters in the fantasy world created by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. Witchers are highly trained in combat and they develop supernatural abilities at a very young age that help them fight against wild monsters. But the process to make a witcher is extremely agonizing.  They are taken as children and are subjected …

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All Dragons in Middle-Earth - Including The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and The Silmarillion

All 5 Dragons in Middle-Earth (The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and The Silmarillion)

In this article, we are bringing you all the dragons in Middle-Earth, including those that appear in The Lord of the Rings (not so much), The Hobbit, and The Silmarillion books. There are five dragons in Middle-Earth: Glaurung the Golden – the first dragon, he could bread fire but didn’t had wings Ancalagon the Black …

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What Did Varys Hear in The Flames?

What Did Varys Hear in The Flames?

Varys is a pretty well-established character in the Game of Thrones series and is generally liked by fans for his witty personality and position as the whisper master. However, due to his position, we don’t know much about Varys since he benefits from people not knowing much about him. One question that captivated the fans …

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Who Was the First Superhero?

Who Was the First Superhero?

In another historical overview, we are going to discuss the first superhero that appeared in the literature. We’ve already spoken about the first DC Comics and Marvel Comics superheroes, but now we are going to go back even further and talk about the first superhero ever. Do you know who it is? Well, keep reading …

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Why do Geralt and Ciri Have White Hair?

Is Ciri Stronger Than Geralt?

The hit Netflix series The Witcher has become known for its elaborate plots and mythical characters. Two of the most prominent and interesting characters are notably Geralt, the main protagonist, and Ciri, his adopted daughter. So, many fans are wondering is Ciri stronger than Geralt? Ciri is essentially a goddess of Elder Blood in hibernation, …

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What are the Three Rings (Three Rings of the Elves) in Lord of the Rings

Why did Gandalf turn White?

The Lord of the Rings and relevant sequels/ prequels wouldn’t be quite what it is without the beloved Gandalf. Gandalf, who was predominantly known as Gandalf the Grey, would be the guiding light along the dark winding paths of the young adventurers, offering priceless advice, magical assistance and timeless wisdom. But why did Gandalf the …

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Are Balrogs Stronger than Dragons?

Are Balrogs Stronger than Dragons?

As far as our comparisons go, we at Fiction Horizon always try to make things more interesting for you. In the past, we’ve mostly done comparisons of individual characters, including a group from time to time. Seeing how we value diversity, we have decided to take a different approach this time. And while comparing characters …

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How Old Are The Main Witcher Characters (Geralt, Yennefer, Ciri, Vasemir, Dandelion, and others)

How Old Are the Main Characters in The Witcher (Geralt, Yennefer, Ciri, Vasemir, Dandelion, and others)?

The popular Netflix series The Witcher is well-known for experimenting with timelines and speed of aging with its characters. With complex combinations of mortal characters, immortal characters, and mutations, the usual laws of time don’t quite apply as they generally would. This is why we have decided to write this article and let you know …

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Does the Witcher have Emotions?

Do the Witchers Have Emotions?

Throughout The Witcher series, many fans have been somewhat confused by the general idea of Witchers and the emotions that they portray. There is plenty of evidence suggesting that they are completely apathetic, either by choice or by nature. But, is it really that simple? There could be a much more complex theory behind truly …

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Tolkien's Middle-earth Books Reading Order

Tolkien’s Middle-earth Books Reading Order (Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion & Others)

There are a few ways you could read Tolkien’s Middle-earth books, and we are bringing you all of them in this article. We will tell you their differences, and it is up to you to decide in which order would you like to go through Middle-earth. New Tolkien fans are usually puzzled with the complexity …

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What Is Gandalf's Reputation?

What Is Gandalf’s Reputation?

The wizard Gandalf is not just one of the most famous, he is also one of the most mysterious characters in Tolkien’s Legendarium. Most people know him via Sir Ian McKellen’s masterful interpretation in Peter Jackson’s two trilogy, but the character of Gandalf has so much depth and his story is far bigger than the …

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Who Was Richer Harry Or Draco?

Who Was Richer: Harry or Draco?

Harry and Draco are both evidently rich and doing well for themselves. Although Draco is the one that doesn’t shy away from mentioning how rich he is, many people are left surprised once they learn how rich Harry is as well. However, if you were to compare the estate of the two wizards, which one …

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How Is Hermione A Witch?

How Is Hermione a Witch?

Hermione Granger is one of the main characters in the Harry Potter franchise and you might think you know all there is about her life and legacy. However, one of the questions is how is she a witch if her parents are mudbloods? Magic is described as hereditary, so how is this possible? Hermione is …

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10 Best The Witcher Funko Pops

10 Best The Witcher Funko Pops

In case you’re looking to find out everything you need to know about the 10 best Witcher Funko Pop action figures then you’re in the right place. For those of you who don’t know, Funko Inc. is an American company that manufactures licensed pop culture collectibles and is best known for its licensed vinyl figurines …

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The Story of Lúthien and Morgoth

The Story of Lúthien and Morgoth

Tolkien’s Legendarium is one of the biggest, most popular and most interesting fictional universes we have. It is – in a way – the epitome of a fantasy-based universe and served as a prototype for all later similar universes that are part of the fantasy genre. Tolkien’s universe has a lot of mysteries and while …

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What Type of Sword Is Andúril?

What Type of Sword Is Andúril?

The weaponry of Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings is an integral part of the whole mythology and it deserves as much attention as all other related questions. Some of the weapons in the franchise are basic and/or simple, but there is a certain number of special(ised) weapons that have a much larger role in …

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What Does Bombur Dream off?

What Does Bombur Dream of?

You know who Obelix is? The “big-boned” Gaul from the French comic book? Well, although he is not as hilarious as Obelix, Tolkien’s Legendarium also has a “big-boned” character that is a fan-favourite and that is Bombur, the fat Dwarf that counts for two Dwarves due to his girth. Bombur is quite benevolent and people …

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What Does Beorn Eat?

What Does Beorn Eat?

Tolkien’s Legendarium is one of the biggest, most popular and most interesting fictional universes we have. It is – in a way – the epitome of a fantasy-based universe and served as a prototype for all later similar universes that are part of the fantasy genre. Tolkien’s universe has a lot of mysteries and while …

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How Does Bilbo Baggins Die?

How Does Bilbo Baggins Die?

Bilbo Baggins is one of the principal characters of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings series, despite being somewhat in the background in the main series. Bilbo Baggins has been on a lot of adventures during his long life and they are well chronicled in Tolkien’s series, but more interesting than the adventures is …

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What is Hermione Granger’s Patronus?

What is Hermione Granger’s Patronus?

Remember the creatures who have protected the young wizards in the Harry Potter series? They called them Patronuses. Why did they call them that? Patronus in Latin means “protector”. You can summon your Patronus by using the Patronus Charm, saying the words: Expecto Patronum, which literally means “waiting for the protector” (also in Latin, of …

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Are The Witcher Games Canon?

Are The Witcher Games Canon?

With the recent surge in popularity of The Witcher series, thanks to the Netflix adaptation which made it more widely available, the series gained many new fans. Most of them decide to continue the experience by playing an equally popular game series also named The Witcher. Since the games change a pretty big part of …

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How Do The Witcher Books End?

How Do The Witcher Books End?

With the relatively recent addition in the form of a TV series, The Witcher franchise grew in popularity immensely. It brought in a lot of new fans that were either unaware of the books or simply did not read them. This usually brings forth the question of how wills the series end, or more precisely …

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Was Sauron originally an elf?

Was Sauron Originally an Elf?

One of the most popular sayings regarding filmmaking is the one which claims that the hero is only as good as his villain is which is why the antagonist is usually the most memorable part of a story. Lord of The Rings trilogy, being as popular as it is, should have a villain we know …

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Does Voldemort kill Grindelwald?

Does Voldemort Kill Grindelwald?

When talking about franchises with memorable villains many will immediately think of the Harry Potter franchise and its noseless big bad. Until the recent addition to the franchise in the form of Fantastic Beasts movies, many fans were only vaguely aware of Gellert Grindelwald, who is the original dark lord of the wizarding world. Luckily, …

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What kind of elf is Legolas?

What Kind of an Elf Is Legolas?

Even though Legolas is one of the minor characters in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, he is one of the most beloved characters. The fan appreciation goes so far that the director Peter Jackson brought him back for The Hobbit trilogy, even though he was not supposed to be in it. However, despite this, …

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Best Arwen Crown Replica

Best Arwen Crown Replica

The elegant queen of the Reunited Kingdom of Gondor and Arnor was as inspirational as she was beautiful. Her Elven class was personified by the regality exuding crowns that regularly adorned her pretty head. Brought to life by Liv Tyler’s incredible performances in the LOTR trilogy, Arwen undisputedly held the title of “nerdom’s girlfriend” for …

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Middle Earth Size And Population

Middle-Earth: Size and Population

Several games, TV series, and Novels, have been inspired by the work of J.R.R Tolkien in Middle-Earth. This imaginary land has got the interest of historians, academicians, and the general population. So, what is the population size of Middle Earth to inspire such great works? The size of Middle Earth is estimated to be 3 …

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What kind of Elf is Legolas

What Kind of Elf is Legolas?

Legolas was part of the fellowship of the ring, and he was there on behalf oof hid father Elvenking Thranduil of Mirkwood. Legolas acted as a messenger and archer. He utilized his sensitive hearing, attacked with his perfect marksmanship. He was valuable on the journey across the middle-earth. He eventually made up with Gimli the …

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Main Characters in The Silmarillion

Main Characters in The Silmarillion

Every Silmarillion fans know that there are quite a lot of characters in The Silmarillion collection which was written by the English writer John Ronald Reuel Tolkien or also known as J.R.R. Tolkien and was published by his son, Christopher. The stories mainly revolved around a fictional universe which includes the Middle-Earth continent where the …

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The Story of Eomer and Eowyn

The Lord of the Rings is a high fantasy novel by the English author and scholar J.R.R. Tolkien. Supposedly set in Middle-Earth, which is essentially the world today at some point in the past, the story mainly evolves around the Dark Lord Sauron who has created one ring to rule the other rings of power …

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5 Shortest Stephen King Books

5 Shortest Stephen King Books

In this article, we are bringing you the shortest books of Master of Horror Stephen King. They may be short, but that doesn’t mean they are not great books. 5 Shortest Stephen King Books: The Cycle of the Werewolf (page count 127)  Elevation (page count 144) The Colorado Kid (page count 184) Carrie (page count …

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Where and Why Do Frodo and Gandalf Go at the End of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy?

Where and Why Do Frodo and Gandalf Go at the End of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy?

There is absolutely no doubt that Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy is one of the most influential fantasy works ever written. And although there are numerous academic studies of the whole trilogy and its narrative elements, there are still questions that confuse the readers or are left unanswered. Today, we have decided to …

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Who is Celebrimbor, What corrupts Him, How Did he Die, Forging of the Rings and more

Who is Celebrimbor, What corrupts Him, How Did he Die, Forging of the Rings and more

In this article, we will tell you everything there is to know about the greatest craftsman in the history of Middle-earth, Celebrimbor. Who is he, what corrupts him, how he dies, his forging of the Rings of Power and everything else. Celebrimbor (S, pron. [ˌkɛlɛˈbrɪmbɔr]) was the son of Curufin, fifth son of Fëanor. Aside …

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