Well, it is now official.
In a statement made this morning on the J.R.R. Tolkien Official Facebook page, it was announced that The Fall of Gondolin, written by J.R.R. Tolkien and edited by Christopher Tolkien, will be published on August 30, 2018.
The statement added that this release shall be:
“completing the ‘trilogy’ of Middle-earth tales”
The publication will run to 304 pages and will also include drawings and colour plates from illustrator Alan Lee.
This is fantastic news, if long-rumoured. I cannot wait to purchase a copy to adorn the rest of my collection!
But one should note that this will most probably not be the expected stand-alone, epic novel as with The Children of Húrin. It would seem that this publication shall adopt the same approach as that of Beren and Lúthien — with a presentation and analysis of the tale of Gondolin texts, their history and evolution.
The book run
Be that as it may, this is still exciting news. It will be interested how Christopher Tolkien shall approach this book and how the narrative shall be presented.
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