Hi! I just wanted to say, I am a huge, huge fan of The Hematic (it's seriously one of my favorite pieces of writing). I started reading The Silmarillion (very slowly :P) because of your story, and I love all the new references/allusions that I'm picking up in The Hematic now. One thing I've been dying to ask you is if the Morwen in your story is the same Morwen that shows up in The Silmarillion (wife of Hurin and mom of that dumbass Turin XD). I wasn't sure if the name was a coincidence or not!
Thank you! I’m glad you’re enjoying it so much. Alas, no: Morwen is not the same Morwen from the Silmarillion. I briefly toyed with the idea of making them the same person, but decided it would make the plot too complicated for what I wanted to do with it.
As for the Silmarillion itself–it takes me ages to read it too. It’s a good read in that its super illuminating on the mythos/culture/world-building of Middle-earth, but its definitely…uhhh, dense.