May 24, 2012
There's a good reason why Grendel is the monster behind all monsters, and Grendel's mother is even worse: Beowulf, the oldest English poem, has been thrilling readers for centuries with the story of Beowulf's fight against them, and against the dragon. This is where Tolkien took took the Riders of the Rohirrim from. This poem is where Eowyn learned to act like a queen, and the sword of the Witch-King of Angmar entered Middle-Earth. For readers who like their epics short, sharp and detailed.