Ch. 12 – Show


POV – Bilbo & Frodo


In which greetings are exchanged, secrets are told, vengeance is considered, relations are explained, inventions are admired, dirty linen is aired, exhibits are judged, teamwork is displayed, and everyone enjoys the show.



Bilbo learns more about the letter sent to Pal and he is unamused.

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Ch. 10 – Delving


POV – Frodo

In which Frodo and Bilbo journey to the Fair and unearth the past.


The past is never dead. It’s not even past. And it’s about to walk through the door.

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Ch. 9 – Forgive


POV – Bilbo

In which relatives arrive, old wrongs are unearthed, new problems arise, and most are in need of forgiveness.


Bilbo has been brooding about the wrongs done to Frodo for months and the Buckland contingent just rolled into town. This is not going to end well.

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Ch. 3 – Gossip


POV – Frodo

In which Frodo and Bilbo hear a great deal on many subjects as they set out on their journey, none of it particularly reassuring, and Frodo wonders if there will ever be an end to it.


Politics, disease and family scandals are fodder for the gossip mill, and we get some hints about what may be happening in the east.  All of the attention Frodo is getting is stressing the kid out. It’s stressing Bilbo, too, with dangerous results.

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And with a new month, comes a new story – Lithe.

Lithe is completely new, never published anywhere before. I had always planned to write it but got crushed under the burden of Hands of the King, as well as tiring of the fandom. In late 2014, my hobbit muse returned and this was the result.

I did a little writing experimentation with it, opening most chapters with letters from others to either Bilbo or Frodo to introduce information and exchanges that did not fit well into the narrative. Read the letters carefully – there’s a lot packed into them.

I’m going to use the convention I did with HotK and tag the chapters with the name of the character’s POV and all speaking parts. I’m still working out how best to present the genealogical information. If you thought HotK was bad…