Books Beren and Lúthien by J.R.R. Tolkien Hardcover, 288 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, List Price: $30 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleBeren and LúthienAuthorJ.R.R. Tolkien Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers NPR Summary An important chapter in the saga of The Silmarillion, first conceived by Tolkien at the end of his service in World War I, follows the romance between an immortal elf and a mortal whose worthiness is put to an impossible test. Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy Fiction Also by J.R.R. Tolkien The Story of Kullervo The Silmarillion The Children of Hurin The Hobbit The Lord Of The Rings Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Beren and Lúthien Review Book Reviews 'Beren And Lúthien' Reflects Tolkien's Real Life Love Story May 31, 2017 J.R.R. Tolkien's son Christopher proves an able guide through Beren and Lúthien, his father's haunting tale of a mortal man who falls in love with the daughter of a disapproving Elven King.