It’s not the Tolkien book that I’m looking forward to. I really want to read Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin, but sadly, not much of that ever got written, so I’m not extraordinarily hopeful that that will ever come out.
However, Tolkien fans, be happy!
A novelization of the Lay of Leithian is coming out. Beren and Luthien Tinuviel, the great-grandparents of Elrond Half-Elven, are star-crossed lovers: she is elven and immortal, and he is a mere human, enraptured by the voice of Tinuviel, the fair nightingale.
To win the blessing of Luthien’s father, Beren must complete an impossible task, and prove himself worthy of the undying love of his Tinuviel.
It’s one of Tolkien’s oldest stories, and one of such personal significance that Tolkien and his wife were buried with the names “Beren” and “Luthien” below their own on their tombstones.
Again, it’s not the one I’m most looking forward to, but it’s definitely a Tolkien story that I would love to buy and read.