The first imaginative work by Tolkien, written when he was about 25 years old and destined to become the beginning of the conception of Middle-earth and Valinor, and which contain the first references to Gods and Elves, Dwarves, Balrogs and Orcs. This volume contains: The Cottage of Lost Play; The Music of the Ainur; The Coming of the Valar and the Building of Valinor; The Chaining of Melko; The Coming of the Elves and the Making of Kor; The Theft of Melko and the Darkening of Valinor; The Flight of the Noldoli; The Tale of the Sun and the Moon; The Hiding of the Valinor; Gilfanon’s Tale: The Travail of the Noldoliu and the Coming of Mankind. Cover art: The Battle for Gondolin, John Howe.