Over the last couple of days, news has emerged that the publication of Beren and Lúthien, the new Tolkien book, has been pushed back and will now be released on June 1st.
Originally intended for a May publication, there has not yet been any official statement on what has caused this delay.
One can only speculate.
Perhaps it was a last-minute session of corrections or additions to the text. Perhaps, the push towards a June release would make for a better marketing strategy in selling the book.
Whatever the reasons, us Tolkien fans will have to wait an extra month before getting our hands on this Great Tale (it’s not like we don’t know what’s going to happen!) and hope that the final book is as fantastic as our expectations have led us to believe.