New Book by JRR Tolkien is called the The Fall of Gondolin

A New 'Lord Of The Rings' Book Will Be Published This Year

A New 'Lord Of The Rings' Book Will Be Published This Year

At 93-years-old, this book could very well the last edit by Christopher, who last year resigned as director of the Tolkien Estate.

J.R.R. Tolkien only properly published Middle-earth novels in 1937's The Hobbit and 1954-1955's The Lord of the Rings Trilogy before he passed away in 1973. Following the Lord of the Rings, the Hobbit, the Silmarillion, and other collected works, is the Fall of Gondolin from the same - now deceased - esteemed author.

He was formally known as Melkor and was one of the most powerful immortal spirits that existed before Middle Earth was created but he turned to the dark side then basically became the root of all evil in the Tolkien universe.

The Fall of Gondolin is scheduled to hit bookshelves and devices when it's released on August 30. On his journey, Tuor will experience what HarperCollins describes as "one of the most arresting moments in the history of Middle-earth" when Ulmo himself emerges from the ocean during a storm.


According to HypeBeast, he said: "It's a quest story with a reluctant hero who turns into a genuine hero - it's a template for everything Tolkien wrote afterwards". "Turgon King of Gondolin is hated and feared above all his enemies by Morgoth, who seeks in vain to discover the marvellously hidden city, while the gods in Valinor in heated debate largely refuse to intervene in support of Ulmo's desires and designs". "It has a dark lord, our first encounter with orcs and balrogs-it's really Tolkien limbering up for what he would be doing later". The novel was written while the legendary author was in the hospital following the Battle of the Somme.

While The Fall of Gondolin takes place in the ancient Elven city, this tale will be told through the eyes of a human, named Tuor. Ulmo warns Tuor of a disaster fated for the city of Gondolin, directing him to travel there, giving him a magic cloak (not unlike the ones that Frodo and company wear in The Lord of the Rings,) that hides him safely from the eyes of enemies.

So in 2007 Christopher Tolkien released The Children of Hurin, which was followed by Beren and Luthien a year ago.

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