‘The Story of Kullervo’, A Previously Unpublished Story by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Story of Kullervo

The Story of Kullervo” is a previously unpublished story by The Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien. The story was written while Tolkien was an undergraduate student, and elements of the story later appeared in Tolkien’s other work, notably in the character of Túrin Turambar from The Silmarillion. “Kullervo” is based on the story of Kalevala from Finnish mythology.

The story will be published in the United Kingdom on August 27, 2015 and in the United States on April 5, 2016.

image via The Tolkien Society

via The Wall Street Journal

Thanks Scott Devaney!