The Story of Kullervo
The world first publication of a previously unknown work of fantasy by J.R.R. Tolkien, which tells the powerful story of a doomed young man who is sold into slavery and who swears revenge on the magician who killed his father. Kullervo son of Kalervo is perhaps the darkest and most tragic of all... show more
The world first publication of a previously unknown work of fantasy by J.R.R. Tolkien, which tells the powerful story of a doomed young man who is sold into slavery and who swears revenge on the magician who killed his father.
Kullervo son of Kalervo is perhaps the darkest and most tragic of all J.R.R. Tolkien's characters. 'Hapless Kullervo', as Tolkien called him, is a luckless orphan boy with supernatural powers and a tragic destiny.
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.
Publish date: 2016-04-05
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
I wasn't aware until I read this book that Tolkien has become a sufficiently widespread and intensive subject of study to have an academic journal entirely devoted to him and his works! As a direct result of this, we are presented with this book which is not part of Christopher Tolkien's apparent ob...
Let's just say that this isn't the best of Tolkien's works. It probably doesn't help that it was unfinished and Christopher Tolkien wasn't the editor.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Did I enjoy this book? Yes. The story was beautifully written for an incomplete rough draft. The notes at the end of the story were interesting and informative. However, I really didn't like the way they were laid out. They were...
The Story of Kullervo is a first time release of a previously unknown work by J.R.R. Tolkien. The introduction to The Story of Kullervo lets us know that the story itself was taken from Tolkien’s unfinished notes written somewhere around 1916. Tolkien was quite taken with the tales of the Finnis...
bookshelves: autumn-2015, e-book, finland, shortstory-shortstories-novellas, mythology, fantasy, revenge, picaresque, witches-and-wizards, tragedy Read on September 08, 2015 Description: Kullervo son of Kalervo is perhaps the darkest and most tragic of all J.R.R. Tolkien’s characters. ‘Hapless ...