Disclaimer: I recognise the story that I have written is based on the rights owned by Tolkien Enterprises, Marvel Comics and Studios, New Line Cinema and Walt Disney Studio Motion Pictures. I have no creative rights over the characters and places you can identify in this story and have no way profited from this work.


Chapter 1 - Introduction

Hi everyone. Thanks for taking the time to read my story.

This is my effort at fan fiction. I ask you to bear with me as I put this story together and would welcome your constructive criticisms as it evolves. I am not a professional writer so I apologise if the early chapters are a bit clunky first but I hope that changes as I get the hang of this.

What inspired me to do this? Well two things principally. First I have enjoyed the stories on the FanFiction website for a number of years especially those involving crossovers. My all-time favourite is It's an Odd Coincidence by Telcontar Rulz that is a crossover of Lord of the Rings and X-Men (in particular Logan/Wolverine). I feel it is time for me to give something in return to this website. The second thing I will advise of after some preliminaries.

This is a crossover based largely on movie-verse as I feel it is easier to have like with like. I have used elements from Tolkien and Marvel literature to flesh out parts of the story but these are the exception and not the rule.

I apologise but it is currently beyond my creative skills to drop the whole Avengers roster into Middle-earth. The story I have in mind works best around just Captain America, Thor and the Hulk. In doing so I recognise that we shall not have Legolas and Hawkeye competing to see who is the better archer nor will Eowyn and Black Widow be taking on the Witch King together. Of course the biggest disappointment will be felt among Tony Stark fans (including myself) but I have to consider the imbalance that would be caused by the arrival of too many Avengers into Arda.

Readers shall also have to pretend that Stark's comment to Hawkeye as he lifted him into the air in The Avengers never happened for the story to work.

I have rated this story as 'T' as there is no bad language or adult themes. Of course there is violence but not any worse than what was seen in The Avengers and the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. The spelling is (with one or two exceptions) in English (U.K.).

All this now leads to the second reason for my inspiration. My three nephews like all things Middle-earth and the two youngest ones are fans of the Avengers. This story is dedicated to them. I am secure in the knowledge that my love of Tolkien and Marvel has been shared by the next generation of my family.

Dr M.

December 2012