II: The Book of Lost Tales part 2, II: TURAMBAR AND THE FOALÓKË (2/2)

This is the second post on the tale of Túrin Turambar and Glorund the Dragon. The influences of legends and stories from the Nordic coutries are apparent. For comparison, look at the tale of Kullervo from the Kalevala (there is going to be a new Tolkien book on this august -2015) and the Völsunga saga (also see Tolkien's Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun).

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II: The Book of Lost Tales part 2, II: TURAMBAR AND THE FOALÓKË (1/2)

This post concerns the tale of Túrin Turambar and Glorund the Dragon. This early version is the foundation for the text in Silmarillion, Narn i Chîn Húrin, The Lays of Beleriand and ultimately the book Children of Húrin published in 2007. The story is mainly about Túrin, son of Úrin who is cursed by Melko and suffers a life where tragedy and grief hits him over and over again. In this post I will feature the first half of the plot and a list of characters and features to note (as always). I will save my comments for the second post.

II: The Book of Lost Tales part 2, I: THE TALE OF TINÚVIEL (2/2)

This is the second post on the Tale of Tinúviel from the Book of Lost Tales part 2. This post contains the rest of the plot, more characters and features to note, and my comments on the chapter. This chapter contains the love story of Beren and Tinúviel that would develop into the tale about Beren and Luthien, which is one of the core tales of Tolkien's Middle-Earth. To read post one, click here.

II: The Book of Lost Tales part 2, I: THE TALE OF TINÚVIEL (1/2)

The chapter begins with a Link to the Tale of Tinúviel in which the current state of Eriol's stay is made clear and he tells shorter tales of where he comes from. The main lovestory about Tinúviel and Beren is told by Vëannë and since it features ~40 pages this post will be split in half. My commentary will be provided in the second post and this one contains half the plot and a few features to note.