by Donato

I have been sketching out ideas for a new series of works based upon the great love story J.R.R. Tolkien created within the Silmarillion – The Lay of Leithian.  It is about two lovers, Beren and Luthien, and their trails and passions for each other in the First Age of Middle-earth.  I look at this as a wonderful chance to play in the world of Middle-earth without relying upon the highly recognizable characters from the Lord of the Rings, and to build upon images not imbued with conflict but rather subtlety and companionship.

Below are a few adventures in exploration!

Huan, Luthien and Beren on their way to Angband

The meeting of Beren and Luthien


The Greatest Deed – Luthien and Beren take a Silmaril from the crown of Morgoth