A Tale within a Tale

The Blue Book of Bilbo Baggins, or, Tales of the Forbidden Silmarillion

Story Summary

As readers know from Tyellas's Lost in the Translation, Bilbo made another book--one with a blue cover. This story tells of its fate and, even better, has extracts from the tales....you know you want to read it. Illustrated by Greywing

MEFA 2007, Second Place, Alternative Universe

Thanks to Tyellas for allowing me to borrow the idea of the Blue Book from her superb story and to oshun for her thoughtful criticism and for being a good friend. Special thanks to Maeve Riannon and to greywing for their unique contributions, and to all the writers at the Garden of Ithilien.

Chapter List

Ch# Title Words Updated
1 Of Uinen and the Children of Númenor 1,128 29 Mar 07
2 The Judgment of Tuor 781 19 Apr 07
3 How Lúthien Stole the Silmaril 1,451 19 Apr 07
4 Beren and the Troll Hag 1,465 29 Mar 07
5 The Passions of Manwë 1,162 30 Aug 07
6 The Great Mother 733 29 Mar 07
7 Master Ælfwine Disposes 682 06 Mar 07
8 Notes from the Translator 1,903 30 Aug 07
Appx. Word Count 9,305  

The Blue Book of Bilbo Baggins, or, Tales of the Forbidden Silmarillion is Entered in These Challenges

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Challenge Type Entered
LACE Challenge Closed January 07, 2007
A Tale within a Tale Closed April 13, 2007

Challenge Entries by Gandalfs apprentice

Does not include placeholders or non-viewable stories.

Challenge Type Title Entered
A Tale within a Tale Closed The Blue Book of Bilbo Baggins, or, Tales of the Forbidden Silmarillion April 13, 2007
The Anti-Valentine's Day Quickie Closed The Odd Couple February 12, 2007
Tolerance Challenge Closed The Odd Couple January 16, 2007
LACE Challenge Closed The Blue Book of Bilbo Baggins, or, Tales of the Forbidden Silmarillion January 07, 2007
Realizations Closed Epiphany December 14, 2006
When Out the Hellish Legion Sallied... Closed Green Magic October 09, 2006
September 2006 Birthday Challenge Closed Gandalfs apprentice's 2006 Birthday Gifts August 24, 2006
Mortality Closed Spinning July 22, 2006
Complicated Web, A Nuzgûl The Summons July 20, 2006
Bilbo's Birthday! Closed The Hobbit and the Man July 20, 2006
Bilbo's Birthday! Closed Roast Mutton July 20, 2006
The Art Challenge Closed Roast Mutton July 09, 2006
Birthday Challenge: HASA Turns Four Closed Reckoning July 07, 2006
Silmarils are an Elf's Best Friend... Closed Elfstone March 13, 2006
Captain of Gondor Closed The Summons February 07, 2006
Kids do the darndest things... Oliphaunt Bedtime December 10, 2005
A Short AU Challenge Oliphaunt Gandalf’s No Good, Rotten, Really Bad Day December 10, 2005
Bookverse Improbabilities Nuzgûl Gandalf’s No Good, Rotten, Really Bad Day December 10, 2005
Captain of Gondor Closed Contrapunto December 01, 2005
The Steward and the King Closed Theme and Variations December 01, 2005
A Short AU Challenge Closed Gandalf’s No Good, Rotten, Really Bad Day September 21, 2005
September 2005 Birthday Drabbles Closed Gandalfs apprentice's 2005 Birthday Drabbles August 31, 2005
Put Down That Can(n)on, Mr. Tolkien! Closed Arwen in the Afternoon May 21, 2005
Royally Screwed Nuzgûl The Summons May 18, 2005
Culture and sexuality Closed Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Rangers But Were Afraid to Ask May 08, 2005

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Story Information

Author: Gandalfs apprentice

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Rating: Adult

Last Updated: 01/02/08

Original Post: 01/07/07

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