Monday, August 10, 2015

New Old Tolkien Work

"J.R.R. Tolkien's The Story of Kullervo Will Be Published In October".

From the article:
The story is one of Tolkien’s oldest stories, started while he was at college in 1914, and was heavily inspired by Finnish epic poetry tradition, particularly with one poem, the Kalevala, as well as the styling of English author William Morris. 
And a brief summary:
Brought up in the homestead of the dark magician Untamo, who killed his father, kidnapped his mother, and who tries three times to kill him when still a boy, Kullervo is alone save for the love of his twin sister, Wanona, and guarded by the magical powers of the black dog, Musti. When Kullervo is sold into slavery he swears revenge on the magician, but he will learn that even at the point of vengeance there is no escape from the cruellest of fates.
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