The Lay of Leithian continued

The Lay of Leithian is the finest work of JRR Tolkien, but was unfortunately left unfinished when he died. The poem as it existed at that time was published in 1985 in History of Middle-Earth III: The Lays of Beleriand. Its unfinished nature has been plaguing me for years, and I've decided to write an ending. Please leave comments and suggest improvements as you see them.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Wow, 3000 views... Thanks to all who have contacted me over the years. I always appreciate it!

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Well, here's the end at long last. I hope you like it. If you were reading before, I've also fixed some minor typos, mainly formatting errors resulting from the transfer of text from a Word document. If I've missed any please let me know.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

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