For anybody who is interested: the book is called “The Last Ringbearer,” by Kirill Eskov. Here’s the wikipedia article on it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Ringbearer
I haven’t found an English translation of it (though I have to confess that I haven’t tried very hard) because the Tolkien estate, but I’m sure someone somewhere has done an unofficial translation…
The beautiful United States of America.
Wyoming, Washington and Alaska are my fav on this photo set.
Tolkien Family Trees ♦ The White Trees (literally trees)
Telperion, one of the Two Trees of Valinor, was sung into being by Yavanna. She made Galathilion in its likeness for the Elves of Tirion, who gave a seedling of their tree to the Elves of Tol Eressëa, and this became Celeborn. A seedling of Celeborn was gifted to the Dúnedain. It became Nimloth, the White Tree of Númenor, from which each White Tree of Gondor leading up to the one found by Aragorn was descended.
Delicate flowers and leaves gilded with white gold. I feel pretty goddamn decadent.
Mornië utúlië. Believe and you will find your way.
Mornië alantië. A promise lives within you now.