The War of the Jewels

The War of the Jewels by J.R.R. Tolkien

Author:J.R.R. Tolkien; (edited and commented by Christopher Tolkien)
Title:The War of the Jewels
Published:1995 by HarperCollins


Vol XI of the HoMe series.

In The War of the Jewels Christopher Tolkien takes up his account of the later history of The Silmarillion from the point where it was left in Morgoth 's Ring. The story now returns to Middle-earth, and the ruinous conflict of the HighElves and the Men who were their allies with the power of the DarkLord. With the publication in this book of all J R R Tolkien's later narrative writing concerned with the last centuries of the FirstAge, the long history of The Silmarillion, from its beginning in The Book of Lost Tales, is completed; and the enigmatic state of the work at his death can be understood.

The book contains the full text of the Grey Annals, the primary record of The War of the Jewels, and a major story of Middle-earth now published for the first time: the tale of the disaster that overtook the forest people of Brethil when Hurin the Steadfast came among them after his release from long years of captivity in Angband, the fortress of Morgoth.

description from the back-cover of the book

The complete History of Middle-earth series:
Vol I Vol II Vol III Vol IV Vol V Vol VI Vol VII Vol VIII Vol IX Vol X Vol XI Vol XII
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