The Fall of Gondolin
This collector’s slipcased edition of J. R. R. Tolkien’s third Middle-earth book is lavishly illustrated by Alan Lee.
Edited by J. R. R. Tolkien’s son Christopher, The Fall of Gondolin tells the story of the man Tuor’s journey to the hidden elvish city of Gondolin to defend the secret stronghold from the dark lord Morgoth – the predecessor and mentor of Sauron. Following The Children of Húrin and Beren and Lúthien, it is the last of Tolkien’s ‘trilogy’ of the Elder Days of Middle-earth.
Christopher Tolkien has used the same ‘history in sequence’ mode in the writing of this edition. In the words of J. R. R. Tolkien, it was ‘the first real story of this imaginary world’ and although he never himself published The Fall of Gondolin, it was the catalyst for all his other stories of Middle-earth.
This beautiful slipcased edition is illustrated by Alan Lee, who worked on the two previously published titles – also edited by Christopher Tolkien – and was one of the lead concept artists on the Lord of the Rings film trilogy. His colour paintings and pencil drawings evoke the world of Middle-earth in exceptional detail.
Published by HarperCollins
8 colour plates and 12 black & white illustrations
Hardback with blocked slipcase
222 mm x 143 mm