« Stephen R. Donaldson: Epic Fantasy: Necessary Literature | Main | Hidden Folk by Eleanor Arnason, reviewed by Sandra Lindow »



This is the theme I am currently thinking about... Motivations of antagonists and respect with sentient life, even if they are orcs.
Amazing text, A.P. Thank you very much.
And this is a brilliant complement to the vision you gave in Philip Chase's channel concerning the Siege of Pale, in the MBotF / Gardens of the Moon and the notion of the Malazan Army biegn the orcs and Pale, Minas Tirith.

Also, I would like to know if I am allowed to translate this article to Brazilian Portuguese, in order to post it in the website www.tolkienista.com a Tolkien & fantasy site runned by a friend, Cristina Casagrande, an academic in fantasy.

Hi Franz,
I have no problem with you translating the text and sending it to your friend as long as you include the details that it was first published here and a link is provided to this text.
Thanks for the kind words.

Dear A.P. Thank you very much! I was already going to do as you suggested: credits and info of where it was first published. Also, when published, will post the link here! :) Sláinte!

Dear A.P. Canavan: just realized that the Shadow of Mordor player-character is called Talion, not Talian. Best wishes.

Dear A.P.:
the translation was just released here: https://tolkienista.com/2021/02/05/vamos-cacar-alguns-orques-reavaliando-a-monstruosidade-dos-orques/

Thank you, Frank!

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

NYRSF Back Issue Index

How do I write for NYRSF?

NYRSF Reading Series