Tolkien’s Beren and Luthien Released

It’s been about 100 years since JRR Tolkien started writing his stories of Beren and Luthien.

Now their story has been released in a book edited by Christopher Tolkien and illustrated by Alan Lee.

Christopher took Beren and Luthien’s story from the Silmarillion and spliced all the other mentions of them from his father’s other books, stories, and poems.

The combination is what came together for this new book, which takes place in Middle Earth about 6,500 years before The Lord of The Rings.

For those unfamiliar, Beren is a human and Luthien is an elvish princess and the two fall in love.

To prove his worth, Beren is sent on a quest by Luthien’s father King Thingol.

His quest is to recover one of the Silmarils from the Dark Lord Morgoth.

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