It was recently legendary author, J.R.R. Tolkien’s birthday (03 January 1892). Suffice it to say, it has been many years since the release of a new Tolkien book. But now, a 100 years after it was written, a new Tolkien book will be published.
The new Tolkien book, called, Beren and Lúthien, will be published in May 2017. The new Tolkien book will follow the romance of the title characters. In the new Tolkien book, Beren is a man and Lúthien is an elf, complicating their romance slightly. The story is as an old as time: Lúthien’s father is opposed to the interspecies relationship and sets impossibly hard tasks for Beren to complete in the new Tolkien book. This love story marks the beginning of many other relationships between humans and elves, with Arwen suffering a similar fate in the Lord of the Rings franchise and Arwen being a direct descendant of Lúthien.
This new Tolkien book is the ultimate love story. Beren and Lúthien and their love story obviously held a great part in Tolkien’s heart, with the names being engraved on his and his wife’s headstones.
The son of the late author, Christopher Tolkien, is the editor of the new Tolkien book. The new Tolkien book will consist of various writings on the human and elf love story.
The new book will join the shelves along various other Tolkien books and writings which have been published after the passing of Tolkien. The last new Tolkien book edited by Christopher Tolkien and which was published was The Children of Húrin, which was released 10 years ago.
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