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New Lord Of The Rings Book Being Released So Amazon Has More Source Material To Adapt From

Written by Tim Midura on Tuesday, April 10 2018 and posted in News with Benefits

New Lord Of The Rings Book Being Released So Amazon Has More Source Material To Adapt From

The Fall of Gondolin will be released 45 years after J.R.R. Tolkien's death.

Source: The Guardian

Amazon's adaptation of The Lord Of The Rings seems to be on a scale fitting the epic source material as the series is estimated to cost over $1 billion. The network has guaranteed five seasons of the adaptation and if the three main books of The Lord Of The RingsThe Hobbit, and The Silmarillion aren't enough material for Amazon, a new J.R.R. Tolkien book is set to be released this August.

The Fall of Gondolin is edited by Tolkien's son Christopher and was written while the author was in the hospital following the Battle of the Somme in 1916. Regarding the book, Christopher 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," he said. "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 book sets the uttermost evil of Morgoth against the sea-god Ulmo. Morgoth is trying to discover and destroy the hidden city of Gondolin, while Ulmo is supporting the Noldor, the kindred of the elves who live in the city. 

The story follows one of the Noldor, Tuor, who sets out to find Gondolin; during his journey, he experiences, Ulmo, the sea-god, rising out of the ocean during a storm.

When Tuor arrives in Gondolin, he becomes a great man and the father of Eärendel, an important character in Tolkien's The Silmarillion. But Morgoth attacks, with Balrogs, dragons, and orcs, and as the city falls, Tuor, his wife Idril, and the child Eärendel escape, looking back from a cleft in the mountains as they flee southward, at the blazing wreckage of their city.

The Fall of Gondolin is set to release in August.


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