'Beren and Lúthien' (Deluxe edition. HarperCollins, 2017)
A few pages from inside... Anyone expecting a single 'definitive' prose version of the story will, I'm sorry to say, be disappointed. But if you prefer seeing how the tale developed over time, and crave more illustrations by Alan Lee, then there's plenty here to enjoy.
' as eyes of serpents twined that met beneath a golden crown of flowers, that one upholds and one devours: the badge that Finrod made of yore and Felagund his son now bore...' Lay of Leithian by J R R Tolkien The ring of Barahir which Beren used to prove his lineage to Thingol.
Tolkien is and will always be my favorite author. Beren and Lúthien is now included on my list of favorite books. Christopher did a beautiful job putting this masterpiece together and Alan Lee's illustrations are just perfect as always. Highly recommended. #tolkien#berenandluthien#LoTR#jrrtolkien