Beren and Luthien

As a lifelong Tolkien lover, it is with great joy that I await the release of Beren and Luthien. This book tells the story of the love of Beren, a mortal man, and Luthien, an immortal elf. For those of you familiar with the films, it was the song Aragorn was singing around the campfire in the swamps. The tale is based upon the life and love of Tolkien and his wife, Edith. I love its many mythic allusions, from the Labors of Heracles to the Trials of Thor, Romeo and Juliet, Tristan and Iseult, and Lancelot and Guinevere. I know lots of people regard Tolkien as overplayed. But I don’t! Adding to a canon of work that I have loved for my entire reading life is something I anticipate with great joy. I hope I am not alone in looking forward to this new addition to the literature of Middle Earth.

There's only one way to respond to "two free audiobooks." It's "sign me up!"