Hi, my name is Denis, I'm 17 years old, and I'm downright obsessed with books of all sorts. As you can most likely tell im an avid Lord of the Rings fan. My blog is 95% Lord of the Rings, and the rest is Game of Thrones. Hope you enjoy.
Each new Steward indeed took office with the oath “to hold rod and rule in the name of the king, until he shall return.” But these soon became words of ritual little heeded, for the Stewards exercised all the power of the kings. Yet many in Gondor still believed that a king would indeed return in some time to come; and some remembered the ancient line of the North, which it was rumoured still lived on in the shadows. But against such thoughts the Ruling Stewards hardened their hearts. [They] never sat on the ancient throne; and they wore no crown, and held no sceptre.
Appendix A: Annals of the Kings and Rulers, Lord of the Rings
I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend.Faramir; The Lord of the Rings: the Two Towers (J.R.R. Tolkien)