JRR Tolkien, the author of Lord Of The Rings, is having another book published 100 years after it was made.
The book is a love story called Beren and Luthien, which is a “very personal story” from the works of the former Oxford professor.
His son, Christopher Tolkien, eddied the work. Alan Lee, Academy award winner for his work on the Peter Jackson Trilogy, is featured as the illustrator of the book.
This new book is said to contain versions of a story that was edited to eventually become The Silmarillion.
The key scene in Beren and Luthien is based on a walk Tolkien and his wife, Edith, took in East Yorkshire woods. They danced in a glade filled with wild flowers.
The title of the book is carved on the gravestone Tolkien and his wife share.
The story is about the fate of lovers Beren and Lúthien, a mortal man and an immortal elf who together try to steal from the greatest of all evil beings, Melkor.
For the new book Christopher Tolkien, now aged 92, has kept his father’s story in the original form in which it was written and has also shown how the narrative changed to become part of The Silmarillion.
Published in 1954, The Lord of the Rings was the sequel to The Hobbit and is one of the most successful novels ever written, having sold more than 150 million copies. The film adaptation, released from 2001 to 2003, is one of the highest-grossing series of all time, with the final movie also winning 11 Academy Awards, tied for the most ever with Ben Hur.