In volumes ten and eleven of The History of Middle-earth,
Christopher Tolkien recounts from the original texts the
evolution of his father's work on The Silmarillion, the legendary
history of the Elder Days or First Age, from the completion of
the Lord of the Rings in 1949 until J.R.R. Tolkien's death. In
volume ten, Morgoth's Ring, the narrative was taken only as far
as the natural dividing point in the work, when Morgoth destroyed... more...