I’m excited to have Pages Unbound host this excerpt from my new book, Chosen: The Journeys of Bilbo and Frodo of the Shire! I love the picture they chose for it!
Also if I could ask for prayers for my uncle who is having serious back surgery Wednesday 4/3 and pray for his surgeons too! Many thanks.
Here’s the beginning of my essay:
As Bilbo Baggins crawls along the goblin tunnels in total darkness, he happens upon a small ring. He puts it in his pocket without much thought and continues on until he hits water. With no way to tell how deep or far across it is, he stops. He does not know he is under surveillance by an unsavory creature. That is, not until he hears it speak of how delicious he would be to eat. So meet two small beings who play such crucial roles in the fate of the Ring. Read more…