New 'Lord of the Rings' Novel 'The Fall of Gondolin' to Be Published in 2018

Tolkien wrote The Fall of Gondolin while he was in a hospital. This book tells the story of a mysterious city that fell to the force of darkness. Tolkien has described the novel to be “the first real story of Middle-earth.” The book will be released in August to much excitement of Tolkien fans. The Fall of Gondolin follows the release of Beren and Luthien in May 2017. The book has been edited by Tolkien’s son Christopher Tolkien and illustrated by Alan Lee.