We have lost a voice, a scholar, and a champion.
In whose mighty company he shall not fear to tread.
RIP Christopher Tolkien.
BBC News - 'First Middle-earth scholar' Christopher Tolkien dies
In recent times, I have read a lot about the faux pas of writing, in particular the use of adverbs, or verbs attached to a character speaking: "and she spoketh most vociferously, verbalising verbosely."
All great advice.
But I am also reading (for the umpteenth time) The Lord of the Rings...