Exploring The Lord of the Rings, Volume I

Corey Olsen

Join Dr. Corey Olsen (The Tolkien Professor) as he explores the themes, characters, development, and other aspects of J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic fantasy classic.

Exploring The Lord of the Rings will be published in six volumes, aligning with the six Books of The Lord of the Rings. Volume I will start arriving in 2023, and chapters will be released monthly. Those who pre-purchase or subscribe will receive each installment as it is created.

Purchase Options

Serial Release Subscriptions

Serial release provides subscribers with early access to a work in progress and a sneak peek into the process. Each month, subscribers will receive an installment of the work in a pre-publication format.

By becoming a monthly subscriber, you are supporting the author in their brave endeavors! You're also supporting the Press in our goal to bring quality literature into the world.

Subscribers can access their content here on Blackberry under the Library section.

We have planned 24 installments, with each installment released on the 15th of the month.

The first installment dropped on February 15, 2023. Users must sign up by 11:59pm GMT on the 15th to receive the current month's installment.

If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].

(If you are an Author's Circle member for Corey, you do not need to purchase a separate subscription. You receive the serial release as part of your membership.)

Pre-Order Purchase

Once the entire book has finished going through serial release, it will undergo additional revisions and then be officially published! We anticipate it will be available in mid-2025.

Pre-orders will open as we get closer to the publication date, and you can receive your copy (or copies) in the format(s) of your choice when it goes on the market.
eBook: $20.00
Audiobook: $30.00

Author’s Circle

The Author’s Circle allows greater interaction with the author and the text. Benefits of membership include:

  • Access to text and audio chapters on release
  • Access to notes and updates during the writing process
  • Monthly meetings with the author to discuss and give feedback on the most recent chapter
  • Sneak previews of cover art and illustrations
  • A mention in the book if they make a suggestion included in the final book
  • Acknowledgement in the final volume
  • Personalized versions of the book at final publication

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