J. R. R. Tolkien New Book 'Beren And Lúthien' Published After A Century

J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings is a big deal for all who love epic fantasy genre. So it is natural to be overly exited about his new publication.The story of 'Beren and Lúthien' which was plotted 100 years ago by Tolkien is finally being published.

'Beren and Lúthien' is one of three contained within The Silmarillion series which Tolkien believed warrants its own long-form narrative. The other two books in the series are The Children of Húrin and The Fall of Gondolin.
The story is about the fate of star-crossed lovers Beren, fugitive warrior and Lúthien, an immortal elf princess, a mortal man and an immortal elf who together try to steal from the greatest of all evil beings, Melkor. Although story of Beren and Lúthien takes place in the same world as The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, it's set over 6,500 years earlier: the First Age of Middle-earth.
Beren and Lúthien has been described as a "very personal story" as it is said Tolkien's wife Edith was the inspiration for the beautiful Lúthien. And the names Beren and Lúthien are carved on the gravestone Tolkien and his wife share in Wolvercote cemetery in Oxford.

For the new book Christopher Tolkien, who is now aged 92, has kept his father's story in the original form. Further, the book features illustrations by Alan Lee, who won an Academy Award for his work on Peter Jackson's film trilogy.
'Beren and Lúthien' is being published on today by HarperCollins on the 10th anniversary of The Children of Húrin.

Tolkien's 'The Lord of the Rings' which is the sequel to The Hobbit, is one of the most successful novels ever written, having sold more than 150 million copies world wide.

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