The Great Tales Of Middle-Earth Boxed Set: The Children Of Hurin, Beren And Luthien & The Fall Of Gondolin

The Great Tales Of Middle-Earth Boxed Set: The Children Of Hurin, Beren And Luthien & The Fall Of Gondolin by J R R Tolkien


ISBN
9780008360108
Published
Binding
Hardcover
Pages
918
Dimensions
149 x 228mm

This sumptuous gift set collects together hardback editions of the three most recently published tales of Middle-earth – The Children of Húrin, Beren and Lúthien, and The Fall of Gondolin – and presents them in a matching slipcase decorated with the stunning artwork of the books' artist, Alan Lee. THE CHILDREN OF HÚRINMorgoth, the first Dark Lord, dwells in the vast fortress of Angband in the North; and within the shadow of the fear of Angband, and the war waged by Morgoth against the Elves, the fates of TÚrin and his sister will be tragically entwined. Their brief and passionate lives are dominated by the elemental hatred that Morgoth bears them as the children of HÚrin, the man who dared defy him to his face. Against them Morgoth sends his most formidable servant, Glaurung, a powerful spirit in the form of a huge wingless dragon of fire, in an attempt to fulfil his curse and destroy the children of HÚrin.BEREN AND LÚTHIENDeeply opposed to the marriage of Beren, a mortal man, to his daughter LÚthien, the great Elvish lord, Thingol, imposes an impossible task that Beren must perform before they might wed. Undaunted by Lord Thingol's challenge, Beren and LÚthien embark on the supremely heroic attempt to rob Morgoth, the greatest of all evil beings, of a Silmaril, one of the hallowed jewels that adorn the Black Enemy's crown.THE FALL OF GONDOLINCentral to the enmity of two of the greatest powers in the world – Morgoth and Ulmo – is the Elvish city of Gondolin, beautiful but undiscoverable. 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 largely refuse to support Ulmo. Into this world comes Tuor, cousin of TÚrin, the instrument of Ulmo's designs. Guided unseen by him Tuor sets out on the fearful journey to Gondolin, where he becomes great; he is wedded to Idril, Turgon's daughter, and their son is Eärendel, whose birth and profound importance in days to come is foreseen by Ulmo. Then Morgoth learns through an act of supreme treachery all that he needs to mount a devastating attack on the city, with Balrogs and dragons and numberless Orcs.
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