Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Tuor And The Fall Of Gondolin by J.R.R. Tolkien

Tuor Und Seine Ankunft In Gondolin
by J.R.R. Tolkien
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
English title: Tuor And The Fall Of Gondolin

This is going to be a rather short review for many reasons. One beeing that this is a rather short book, the other: Do I really need to tell you how much I love Tolkien and the stories from Middle-earth? Do I? I do not think so.

Tolkien's son, Christopher Tolkien, edited this book, bringing together two different versions of the unfinished shor story "Tuor and the fall of Gondolin".
Gondolin is the secret city of Tugon high king of the Noldor. And Tuor, a human that grew up with elves is set out by Ulmo, lord of water, to warn him that Gondolin will fall.
The book consists of two versions of the story that botj show how Tolkien may have intended to finish it. It also has a huge appendiy, explaining the changes, characters, and places, and many different maps. Therefore the reader is able to understand how the story changed since it was first written in 1916.

This world is so rich on stories, history and detail that you will believe you are reading a history book and not a work of fictional. Tolkien shows in this story one more time what a great storyteller he is, letting the words sound as poetic and melodic as a shakespearean piece. He is indeed one of the greatest fantasy authors that ever graced this world

Tuor and the fall of Gondolin is a great addition for every Tolkien fan's library. So it is basically the perfect book for a fangirl like me. ;D

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