A new The Lord the Rings booklet The Fall of Gondolin, edited by J.R.R. Tolkien’s son Christopher Tolkien, will be released later this year.
Per The Guardian, Nov Gondolin is said to be “the first real account” of Middle-earth and it’s coming out in August. The storyplot was compiled by Tolkien while he was in the hospital, and follows the evil Morgoth battling the sea-god Ulmo.
Morgoth is trying to discover and demolish the hidden city of Gondolin, while Ulmo is supporting the elves – the Noldor – who reside in it. Among the elves, Tuor, is the primary protagonist who pieces out to find Gondolin and fulfills the sea-god Ulmo on the way.
“It’s a mission tale with a hesitant hero who turns into an authentic hero – from the design template for everything Tolkien wrote soon after,” John Garth said, author of Tolkien and the fantastic Warfare. “It has a dark lord, our first come across with orcs and balrogs – it’s really Tolkien limbering up for what he would be doing later.”
Nov Gondolin also contains Tolkien’s “biggest fight narrative outside of GOD, THE FATHER of the Rings,” relating to Garth. It is also one of the author’s three “great tales” of the Elder Days and nights, alongside Beren and L?thien and The Children of H?rin