Exploring the People of Middle-earth: Sauron—Craftsman, Ring-giver, and Dark Lord

In this biweekly series, we’re exploring the evolution of both major and minor figures in Tolkien’s legendarium, tracing the transformations of these characters through drafts and early manuscripts through to the finished work. Sauron is one of Tolkien’s best-known and most terrifying villains. Fire and demons, darkness inescapable, and the pull of the Ring of … Continue reading Exploring the People of Middle-earth: Sauron—Craftsman, Ring-giver, and Dark Lord