By J.R.R. Tolkien
“A good introduction to LOTR fans nervous about taking on The Silmarillion, and also gives longtime fans a fascinating look at the Tolkiens’ myth-making process.”—EntertainmentWeekly.com
“A beautiful book.”—San Antonio Express-News
“With eloquence and diligence and care, the son reconstructs and retraces the father’s trip, pursuing the story via draft after draft as Tolkien pursued his imaginative and prescient of Middle-earth.”—NPR.org
The epic story of Beren and Lúthien turned a necessary aspect within the evolution of The Silmarillion, the myths and legends of J.R.R. Tolkien’s First Age of the area. constantly key to the tale is the destiny that shadowed their love: Beren was once a mortal guy, Lúthien an immortal Elf. Her father, an excellent Elvish lord, imposed on Beren an very unlikely job sooner than he may perhaps wed Lúthien: to rob the best of all evil beings, Melkor, of a Silmaril.
Painstakingly restored from Tolkien’s manuscripts and offered for the 1st time as a continual and standalone tale, Beren and Lúthien reunites fanatics of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with Elves and males, in addition to the wealthy panorama and creatures targeted to Tolkien’s Middle-earth. Christopher Tolkien tells the tale in his father’s personal phrases via giving its unique shape in addition to prose and verse passages from later texts that illustrate the narrative because it changed.
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Beren and Lúthien by J.R.R. Tolkien