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Phantastes Kickstarter Now LIVE — Check It Out!

Phantastes Kickstarter - on the Fantasy Network News

Fans of Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia—your time is here! The new graphic novel Phantastes by Cave Publishing blends gorgeous art and storytelling you won’t want to miss. Place your order for it now on Kickstarter, but do it soon—because the campaign is running for 18 days only. The story of Phantastes is centered around a young man, Anodos, who is ...

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Phantastes: A Gorgeous Visual Feast for Fantasy Fans

Phantastes original art from Cave Pictures Publishing

New Kickstarter graphic novel blends gorgeous art and storytelling the likes of which Lord of the Rings fans won’t want to miss! Ever heard of Scottish writer George MacDonald? His fantastical stories aren’t just a lot of fun to explore—they’re also an influence and source of inspiration for numerous well-known fantasy writers like J.M. Barrie, J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Neil ...

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Lord of the Rings Series News Heating Up

Lord of the Rings Amazon Series article on TFN

Even though Amazon’s upcoming Lord of the Rings series isn’t due to stream across TV screens until this time next year (September-October 2022, at the current estimate), that’s not to say things are staying hush-hush. Tolkien fans can get plenty of cool, fun, and even bizarre updates from behind-the-scenes these days. Here are some of our favorites: Howard Shore and Bear McCreary ...

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New Lord of the Rings Prequel Slated for 2021

We all know there’s one ring to rule them all… But the number of films and TV shows set in the world of Tolkien’s Middle Earth just continues to grow. The latest addition, if it happens, will be a Lord of the Rings prequel series set in Middle Earth’s Second Age, to be made and released by Amazon. For those ...

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Middle-earth Menu: “Maggot’s Mighty Bacon Mushroom Dish”

By Astrid Tuttle Winegar Now we come to Bamfurlong, which belongs to Famer Maggot and his family. The farm is guarded by some vicious canines named Grip, Fang, and Wolf. Here, the hobbits are treated to a bustling dinner for fourteen. Tolkien writes, “a generous supper was laid on the large table. […] There was beer in plenty, and a ...

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Middle-earth Menu: “Drogo’s Favorite Chicken”

  By Astrid Tuttle Winegar This is named for Frodo’s father, Drogo Baggins. He and his wife, Miss Primula Brandybuck, are the subject of some gossip early in The Lord of the Rings, where a few hobbits are trading stories at The Ivy Bush about Frodo’s background and how he eventually came to live with Bilbo. Apparently, Drogo’s father-in-law kept ...

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Middle-earth Menu: “Frodo’s Favorite Mushrooms” 

By Astrid Tuttle Winegar I’m pretty sure Frodo Baggins, like all hobbits, loves a broad spectrum of foods and drinks. However, he does admit a weakness for mushrooms. My original cookbook gathered 11 mushroom-centric recipes in one chapter entitled “Frodo’s Favorites.” But for Legendarium, I’ll break this up with a couple of Narnia recipes. After Frodo, Sam, and Pippin leave ...

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Middle-earth Menu: “The Ivy Bush Eleventy-First Birthday Cake”

By Astrid Tuttle Winegar To finish a grand party like this one, you need a show-stopping cake. Bilbo would have this specially made at The Ivy Bush, a small inn frequented by Sam’s father, the Gaffer. Make this impressive cake the night before you want to serve it. “The Ivy Bush Eleventy-First Birthday Cake” 1½ pounds fresh strawberries 8 ounces ...

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Middle-earth Menu: “Bullroarer Took’s Pickled Cauliflower”

I am naming this for Bilbo’s legendary ancestor who was apparently so big (for a hobbit) he could actually ride a horse. Bullroarer Took was known for attacking some goblins during a particular battle and “knocked their king Golfimbul’s head clean off with a wooden club. It sailed a hundred yards through the air and went down a rabbit-hole, and ...

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Middle-earth Menu: “The Gaffer’s Potentially Pungent Potatoes”

  I like to picture Sam’s father, Hamfast Gamgee (otherwise known as “the Gaffer” or “Old Gamgee”), holding court at The Ivy Bush and challenging his fellow hobbits to make some good old mashed potatoes as pungent as possible. The Gaffer would most likely have the upper hand, being an accomplished gardener, of course. He’d know where the tastiest Shire ...

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