Sojourner Talks about Hobbits

I am in the process of writing the second book in the Talisgate series. Early in the book, Troy and Molly learn that Sojourner is a Tolkien fan. Actually, he’s more than a fan, but I’ll leave it to you to read the book and learn more about that. Here is a passage in which Sojourner tries to explain the importance of Molly’s role as a coadjutor. I offer it here as a teaser. The book is far from complete. I’ll try to drop more hints here from time to time.


“Bearing the ring wasn’t the only thing Bilbo and Frodo did for Gandalf. They gave him perspective. They knew what it was like to live a life without the aid of magic or other powers. Everything they had was theirs because of the work of their hands or the cleverness of their minds. They took nothing for granted. Hobbits saw things in a way that no wizard could. Humans see things in a way that no sojourner can. Molly sees things in a way I cannot. Human coadjutors complete sojourners, so to speak. We work together. It must be this way. It has always been so and always will be.”

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