J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic fantasy,The Lord of the Rings, is a major ordeal. It made a genre, propelled three hit films and altered New Zealand’s economy. So you can envision the fervour when HarperCollins declared that Tolkien’s spinoff tale about sweethearts Beren and Lúthien is to be distributed as a standalone novel in 2017. This is precisely a century after Tolkien began writing it. Here’s all that you want to know about Beren and Lúthien.
1. Takes Place Way Before LotR
In spite of the fact that Beren and Lúthien happens in the same world as The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, it’s set more than 6,500 years back. To place that in context, the land where the story happens sinks underneath the sea in a monstrous calamity around four centuries before hobbits even show up as a species. In addition to that, even the world isn’t of a similar shape. This is because an especially furious god fiercely transforms it from flat to round between the two stories. This means that you shouldn’t anticipate that your most loved characters will pop in for a cameo.
2. Patched Up By Tolkien’s Son
J.R.R. Tolkien composed various stories about the history of Middle-earth. Some of them are inadequate or contradictory. After his demise, his son Christopher altered a couple of them into loose collections. For example, we have Unfinished Tales and The Silmarillion. Furthermore, Beren and Lúthien is Christopher’s second endeavor at altering some of his dad’s Middle-earth backstory into a standalone novel. Beren and Lúthien is significantly more upbeat and doesn’t have a single suicide in it! Tolkien created numerous renditions of the fundamental story, incorporating a version in which Sauron shows up as an insidious cat and an unfinished poem that all of a sudden cuts off mid-werewolf assault, as the best poems regularly do. The full novel will tie some of these sources together into a strong story.