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Author : J.R.R. Tolkien Pages : 304 pages Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Language : eng ISBN-10 : 1328613046 ISBN-13 : 9781328613 042

The Fall of Gondolin (Middle-Earth Universe) In the Tal e of The Fall of Go ndo lin are two of the gre ate st po wer


s in the wor ld. The re is Mor got h of the utt erm ost evil , uns een in this stor y but ruli ng ove ra vas t mili tar y po wer fro m his fort res s of Ang ban


d. Dee ply opp ose d to Mor got h is Ulm o, sec ond in mig ht onl y to Ma nw ĂŤ, chi ef of the Val ar: he is call ed the Lor d of Wat ers, of all sea s, lak es,


and rive rs und er the sky . But he wor ks in sec ret in Mid dleear th to sup por t the Nol dor , the kin dre d of the Elv es am ong wh om wer e nu


mb ere d HĂşr in and TĂşri n Tur am bar . Cen tral to this en mit y of the god s is the city of Go ndo lin, bea utif ul but und isco ver abl e. It was buil t and


peo ple d by Nol dori n Elv es wh o, wh en the y dw elt in Vali nor , the lan d of the god s, reb elle d aga inst thei r rule and fled to Mid dleear th.


Tur gon Kin g of Go ndo lin is hat ed and fear ed abo ve all his ene mie s by Mor got h, wh o see ks in vai n to disc ove r the mar vell ous ly hid den city


, whil e the god s in Vali nor in hea ted deb ate larg ely ref use to inte rve ne in sup por t of Ulm o’s des ires and des ign s. Int o this wor ld co me s Tuo


r, cou sin of Túri n, the inst ru me nt of Ulm o’s des ign s. Gui ded uns een by him Tuo r set s out fro m the lan d of his birt h on the fear ful jou rne


y to Go ndo lin, and in one of the mo st arr esti ng mo me nts in the hist ory of Mid dleear th the sea god him self app ear s to him , risi ng out of the


oce an in the mid st of a stor m. In Go ndo lin he bec om es gre at; he is we dde d to Idri l, Tur gon ’s dau ght er, and thei r son is Eär end el, wh ose


birt h and pro fou nd imp ort anc e in day s to co me is fore see n by Ulm o. At last co me s the terr ible end ing. Mor got h lear ns thr oug h an act of


sup rem e tre ach ery all tha t he nee ds to mo unt a dev ast atin g atta ck on the city , wit h Balr ogs and dra gon s and nu mb erle ss Orc s. Aft er a


min utel y obs erv ed acc oun t of the fall of Go ndo lin, the tale end s wit h the esc ape of Túri n and Idri l, wit h the chil d Eär end el, loo kin g bac


k fro ma clef t in the mo unt ain s as the y flee sou thw ard , at the bla zin g wre cka ge of thei r city . The y wer e jou rne yin g into a ne w stor


y, the Tal e of Eär end el, whi ch Tol kie n nev er wro te, but whi ch is ske tch ed out in this boo k fro m oth er sou rce s. Foll owi ng his pre sen tati


on of Ber en and Lút hie n Chr isto phe r Tol kie n has use d the sa me ‘his tor y in seq uen ce’ mo de in the writ ing of this edit ion of The Fall of Go


ndo lin. In the wor ds of J.R. R. Tol kie n, it was ‘the first real stor y of this ima gin ary wor ld’ and , tog eth er wit h Ber en and Lút hie n and The Chil dre


n of Húr in, he reg ard ed it as one of the thr ee ‘Gr eat Tal es’ of the Eld er Day s. The Fall of Gondolin (Middle-Earth Universe)

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