The Eagles of Middle-earth: Tolkien’s Special Ops

Much has been said—over and over again and usually with well-intentioned sciolism—about those blasted Eagles in The Lord of the Rings. There is actually precious little written about Tolkien’s imperious birds of prey, and I suppose that’s why it’s easy to armchair criticize the good professor for his use of them as eleventh-hour saviors. But … Continue reading The Eagles of Middle-earth: Tolkien’s Special Ops