The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun – by J R R Tolkien (Paperback) Coupons



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The Lay of In Britains land beyond the seas The wind blows ever through the trees; in Britains land beyond the waves are stony shores and stony caves. So begins The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun an early but seminal work that grew along with the two Corrigan poems presented alongside it in this volume from a comparatively short but intense period in Tolkiens life when he was deeply engaged with Celtic and particularly Breton myth and legend. Aotrou and Itroun are a Breton lord and lady residing in Britains land beyond the seas during the mythic age of chivalry. Childless and desperate for an heir Aotrou seeks out a magic potion from a corrigan or malevolent fairy. When the potion succeeds the corrigan returns to demand her fee and Aotrou is forced to choose between his marriage and his life. Originally written in 1930 and long out of print The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun may be set alongside Tolkiens The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún The Fall of Arthur and The Story of Kullervo. Like these other retellings of myths and legends it was a powerful influence on Tolkiens own legendarium. The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun –