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A new JRR Tolkien book has been published (and there's a huge Irish wolfhound on the cover*)

*Well it’s Middle-earth, so it’s not really an Irish wolfhound.

A NEW BOOK by Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien has been published and put on sale 100 years after it was written.

Beren and Lúthien is a love story that has been edited by the author’s son Christopher Tolkien and taken from The Silmarillion.

The Silmarillion is a collection of works that describes the Middle-earth world in which The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings takes place.

BBC reports that 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.”

The book is illustrated by Alan Lee, who won an Academy Award for his work on the film series of Tolkien’s most famous book.

Beren and Lúthien is published today, on the 10th anniversary of the last Middle-earth title, The Children of Húrin.

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