Beren and Luthien


Author: J.R.R. Tolkien & Christopher Tolkien

Illustrator: Alan Lee

Here, for the first time, is the full tragic tale of the love between Beren, a mortal man, and Lúthien, the most beautiful Elven maid of all time. Luthien’s father, a great elvish lord, opposing his daughter’s love for Beren, imposed on him an impossible task that he had to perform in order to wed Lúthien – to wrest from the greatest of all evil beings, Melkor, called Morgoth, the Black Enemy, one of the three Silmarili. How Beren and Lúthien struggle, endure, and ultimately triumph against the virulent hate of Morgoth, makes for a sweeping epic. Tolkien wrote and revised this epic tale over many years and in this book Christopher Tolkien attempts to show how this magnificent legend of Middle-earth evolved over the years. Highlighted with 9 color plates and numerous pencil drawings by famed Tolkien and fantasy artist, Alan Lee.