Following the same editorial structure employed in Beren and Lúthien, Christopher Tolkien’s new publication offers readers a detailed look at the evolution of the writing that was to become the main narrative behind the story of Gondolin.
The book presents several iterations of Tuor’s story — the lone man in search of the Hidden City, and his adventures before and during its fall. As with the preceding publication, there is no new material to adorn this book, although The Fall of Gondolin does present the various scattered stories found in The Book of Lost Tales and Unfinished Tales within one collection. Continue reading “Approaching Tolkien: The Fall of Gondolin”
“Here lie the Three, those Great Tales spun.
Stories entwined of man and elf,
let them now stand with words outdone
and ever grace the reader’s shelf.”
After months of waiting and anticipation, speculation and discussion, The Fall of Gondolin is out today …
… aaaand I’m still waiting for my pre-ordered copy to arrive. *sigh* Continue reading “The Fall of Gondolin – Out Today!”
The official Facebook page for J.R.R. Tolkien recently unveiled an exclusive Alan Lee artwork from The Fall of Gondolin and, suffice to say, it looks gorgeous. Not only that, it features quite possibly the coolest Vala in Arda. Continue reading “The Fall of Gondolin – next week!”
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. Continue reading “The Fall of Gondolin to be released in August 2018”
It took me a while to pick up and read Beren and Lúthien, but I finally got there. Now, I finally present you with this new post under the “Approaching Tolkien” series. Continue reading “Approaching Tolkien: Beren and Lúthien”
Great news to all Tolkien fans!
As I’m sure you’ve all heard by now, the second of the Tolkien’s “Great Tales” will find itself on shelves as a standalone publication in May 2017, HarperCollins announced.
The book, which will compile together all known versions of the story, will be edited by Christopher Tolkien and illustrated by Alan Lee. Its publication will coincide with the 10th anniversary since the publication of The Children of Húrin. Continue reading “Beren and Lúthien: New Tolkien book in 2017!”
… or “Whatever happened to ‘The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún’ audiobook?”
I confess that I have yet to acquire an audiobook for any of the Tolkien books currently available. Continue reading “Brian Cox for the Fall of Arthur!”
A wonderful post by a fellow Tolkienist – Steven, at the Leather Library Blog. Check out the rest of his brilliant site for topics both on Tolkien and others. Meanwhile, here’s a particularly fascinating project of his …
Continue reading “The Lay of the Children of Hurin Illuminated Manuscript: Update 1”