BREAKING: Christopher Tolkien announces NEW ‘Lord of the Rings’ – THE RETURN OF THE RING

Lord of the Rings 2
Lord of the Rings 2

In an unprecedented move the son of J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien who is the executor of his father’s literary heritage, has announced today that among the many thousands of manuscript pages J.R.R. Tolkien left behind after his death there is a follow-up to the single most successful novel of the 20th century, The Lord of the Rings, which bears the title The Return of the Ring.

A few days ago French Tolkien website Tolkiendil noticed an untitled volume with several online bookshops which was credited to J.R.R. Tolkien. Rumours arose very quickly about what this book would be about as Beren and Lúthien was supposed to be the last book to be edited by his son Christopher Tolkien – however, even at the age of 93 CJRT seems to be more creative and hardworking than people in their supposed prime!

Lord of the Rings 2

Lord of the Rings 2

 

Yesterday the Tolkien Society confirmed what had just been rumoured in one of their blog posts, even offering the ISBN of the upcoming title!

The ISBN are:

ISBN-10: 0008302766
ISBN-13: 978-0008302764

For further information have a look at the Tolkien Society blog post or pre-order the title at online bookshops which already offer that opportunity!

I cannot tell you how excited the Tolkien community is the world over – that we all should live to see this day!

TheTolkienist

A Tolkien fan for twenty-five years (and more to come...) Founding chairman of the German Tolkien Society, Co-Founder of Ring*Con, Co-Founder of the ITF, host, presenter and fantasy expert

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  • TroelsForchhammer

    It might be worth adding that the normal hardcover edition (see ISBNs below) at one point was reported with the title The Fall of Gondolin, which is why Michael starts discussing that option. It has now gone back to being reported as “Untitled”

    The ISBNs of the normal hardcover edition are as follow:
    ISBN-10: 0008302758
    ISBN-13: 978-0008302757