I am about to work on the Fall of Dol Guldur. That means it’s going to take a minute for my next excerpt. Again, it takes hours at time to get my elves ready for battle (Fëaluin’s twin sons and their twin sons are a handful. I had to write them down in an accessible place with arrows and stuff). Mirkwood is fine. Now you have Lothlórien. Yay….at some point. After this, Book II will wind down to its end one last time. But Thranduil will remain. He does have to be born. But for now, Thranduil’s saga continues.–J.