John M. Bowers (English) has published his latest novel LEGION OF THE DAGGERSTONE on Amazon KDP. The novel has as its hero a 21st-century J. R. R. Tolkien. Like the author of The Lord of the Rings, J. R. Tolliver is an English professor specializing in ancient languages – only at UVA instead of Oxford. Like Tolkien, he was an officer thrown into combat – only with the Virginia National Guard in Iraq instead of the trenches of the First World War. And like Tolkien, he remedies his PTSD by writing a bestselling trilogy of fantasy novels – based on myths of ancient Mesopotamia instead of Northern Europe. This campus novel is a hybrid of literary fiction/fantasy novel/and Iraq War memoir.