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Alan Lee


Alan Lee

Alan Lee was born in Middlesex in 1947. His illustrated books include FAERIES (with Brian Froud), CASTLES AND THE MERLIN DREAMS, and the three "Great Tales" of Middle-earth: THE CHILDREN OF HÚRIN, BEREN AND LÚTHIEN, and THE FALL OF GONDOLIN. He has worked on such prestigious films as Erik the Viking (Terry Gilliam), Legend (Ridley Scott) and the acclaimed NBC miniseries "Merlin." He is best known, however, for his work on the books THE HOBBIT and THE LORD OF THE RINGS, and now the film versions.

Alan Lee

Books by Alan Lee

written by J. R. R. Tolkien and edited by Brian Sibley, with illustrations by Alan Lee - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction

J. R. R. Tolkien famously described the Second Age of Middle-earth as a "dark age, and not very much of its history is (or need be) told." And for many years readers would need to be content with the tantalizing glimpses of it found within the pages of THE LORD OF THE RINGS and its appendices. It was not until Christopher Tolkien published THE SILMARILLION after his father’s death that a fuller story could be told. Now, adhering to the timeline of "The Tale of Years" in the appendices to THE LORD OF THE RINGS, editor Brian Sibley has assembled into one comprehensive volume a new chronicle of the Second Age of Middle-earth, told substantially in the words of Tolkien from the various published texts, with new illustrations in watercolor and pencil by Alan Lee.

written by J. R. R. Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien and illustrated by Alan Lee - Fantasy, Fiction

In the Tale of THE FALL OF GONDOLIN are two of the greatest powers in the world. There is Morgoth of the uttermost evil, unseen in this story but ruling over a vast military power from his fortress of Angband. Deeply opposed to Morgoth is Ulmo, second in might only to Manwë, chief of the Valar: he is called the Lord of Waters, of all seas, lakes and rivers under the sky. But he works in secret in Middle-earth to support the Noldor, the kindred of the Elves among whom were numbered Húrin and Túrin Turambar. Central to this enmity of the gods is the city of Gondolin, beautiful but undiscoverable.

written by J. R. R. Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien, with illustrations by Alan Lee - Fantasy, Fiction

The epic tale of Beren and Lúthien became an essential element in the evolution of The Silmarillion, the myths and legends of J.R.R. Tolkien’s First Age of the World. Always key to the story is the fate that shadowed their love: Beren was a mortal man, Lúthien an immortal Elf. Her father, a great Elvish lord, imposed on Beren an impossible task before he might wed Lúthien: to rob the greatest of all evil beings, Melkor, of a Silmaril. Painstakingly restored from Tolkien’s manuscripts and presented for the first time as a continuous and stand-alone story, BEREN AND LÚTHIEN reunites fans of THE HOBBIT and THE LORD OF THE RINGS with Elves and Men, along with the rich landscape and creatures unique to Tolkien’s Middle-earth.