Author Marion Zimmer Bradley suffered a major heart attack last week and died at Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley, California, on Saturday, September 25th. She was best known for her retelling of Arthurian Legends in her books The Mists of Avalon, The Forest House, and The Lady of Avalon.
Why do I mention this? Well, Bradley was a Tolkien fan and had recently been working on a musical album entitled ,The Starlit Jewel, “an album of songs from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.” It’s not due out for another couple of months, but you can check it out already at Flowinglass Music.
The Hobbits leave Tom Bombadil and Goldberry, and quickly encounter one of the most frightening sequences in The Lord of the Rings.