Top positive review
Namárië to Tolkien's life work.
Reviewed in Australia on 3 March 2019
A bittersweet feeling to finally add this book to my collection, I always wanted it however I knew that once it was released, there would be no more to come from the great man.
Sadly the epic he started writing back in 1917 in the First World War was never completed. If you have read the Silmarillion you know how it ends. Though not having Tolkien's own finishing touches on it, as with anything posthumously released since his passing, makes you wonder what more it could of been if truly completed and not pieced together from countless notes. His son, Christopher, once again does an amazing job of filling gaps and adding narration to certain things
Like always the artwork by Alan Lee is simply sublime. Until Children of Hurin he said he had never worked on the First Age of Middle-earth, he has now brought that magically epic period to life three times like I could of only dreamed.
While there is no true finality to the story of Gondolin in this edition; the book is still worth adding to your collection if you are a big Tolkien fan.