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Of Beren and Lúthien: The Complete Tale of “The Lay of Leithian” by LuthienHuan

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A how-it-might-have-been tale based on the Chapter "Of Beren and Lúthien" in The Silmarillion and other writings which fans will recognize.

Rated: General
Characters: Barahir (First Age), Beleg, Bëor, Beren, Celebrimbor, Celegorm, Curufin, Daeron, Dior, Elu Thingol, Elwing, Fëanor, Finarfin, Fingolfin, Fingon, Finrod Felagund, Finwë, Galadriel, Gorlim, Huan, Lúthien Tinúviel, Mablung, Manwë, Melian, Melkor, Nahar, Olwë, Original Character(s), Orodreth, Oromë, Sauron, Thorondor, Ungoliant, Varda, Yavanna
Challenges: None
Genres: Adventure, Drama
Warnings: Violence--Mild
Series: None
Chapters: 22 Completed: Yes
Word count: 55594 Read: 28110
Published: November 04, 2009 Updated: November 05, 2009

Story Notes:

Dedicated to my family,

— Wife Kristy (“My Lúthien”) —

— Daughter Bethany —


 — Son BJ —


Please leave reviews. I would also like to thank everyone who take their time to read my story. Please email me to let me know who you are. Thank you.

1. Introduction + Chapter 1 Of Loves: Past and Present by LuthienHuan [Comments - 0] (3562 words)

Introductions of Beren and Lúthien; plus the meeting of Thingol and Melian

2. Chapter 2 Of Outlaws and Elves by LuthienHuan [Comments - 0] (2586 words)
Mablung and Beleg meet Barahir and his men.

3. Chapter 3 Of Gorlim’s Betrayal by LuthienHuan [Comments - 0] (1963 words)
Gorlim betrays Barahir and the men.

4. Chapter 4 Of Thorondor’s Meeting and Fingolfin by LuthienHuan [Comments - 0] (3009 words)
Beren meets Thorondor who tells him of the saddest day since Middle-earth was created.

5. Chapter 5 Of Ered Gorgoroth by LuthienHuan [Comments - 0] (1534 words)
Beren's terrible trek through Middle-earth's most evil mountains outside Thangorodrim.

6. Chapter 6 Of Their First Meetings by LuthienHuan [Comments - 0] (3102 words)
Beren and Lúthien meet.

7. Chapter 7 Of Lúthien’s Love and Thingol’s Price by LuthienHuan [Comments - 0] (4559 words)
Thingol gives Beren his test to prove his love for Lúthien.

8. Chapter 8 Of the Reunion with Felagund by LuthienHuan [Comments - 0] (1996 words)
Beren again meets Finrod and asks for his aid in his Quest, but two of Feanor's sons intervene.

9. Chapter 9 Of Sauron by LuthienHuan [Comments - 0] (3200 words)
Beren with Finrod and his soldiers are captured by Sauron, who threatens to kill all unless he finds out who he's really captured.

10. Chapter 10 Of Huan by LuthienHuan [Comments - 0] (2726 words)
After she escapes Hirilorn, Lúthien flees to rescue Beren, Finrod and the other captives, and meets two foes and an unusual ally.

11. Chapter 11 Of Friendships and Sacrifice by LuthienHuan [Comments - 0] (916 words)
Finrod fulfills his oath; Beren saved by Lúthien and their newest best friend.

12. Chapter 12 Of Farewell to Felagund by LuthienHuan [Comments - 0] (2148 words)
Lúthien and Huan save Beren; say farewell to Finrod.

13. Chapter 13 Of the Return of the House of Finwë by LuthienHuan [Comments - 0] (942 words)
Orodreth takes rule of Nargothrond, Celegorm and Curufin banned.

14. Chapter 14 Of Joy and True Friendship by LuthienHuan [Comments - 0] (2202 words)
Beren and Lúthien finally get to enjoy each other, until they're attacked by two foes.

15. Chapter 15 Of Morgoth and Angband by LuthienHuan [Comments - 0] (3587 words)
Beren and Lúthien make it to Angband and take on Middle-earth's most evil; gain a Silmaril but meet another evil foe.

16. Chapter 16 Of the Return to Doriath by LuthienHuan [Comments - 0] (3289 words)
Beren and Lúthien make it back to Doriath where Thingol has a change of heart.

17. Chapter 17 Of the Hunting of the Wolf by LuthienHuan [Comments - 0] (5040 words)
Beren, Huan, Thingol, Mablung and Beleg hunt for Carcharoth, but something goes terribly wrong.

18. Chapter 18 Of the Halls of Mandos by LuthienHuan [Comments - 0] (1265 words)
Lúthien pleads and sings to Mandos for Beren's release.

19. Chapter 19 Of Their Return to the Land of the Living by LuthienHuan [Comments - 0] (2292 words)
Mandos releases Beren; and someone else also returns to the land of the living.

20. Chapter 20 Of the Land of the Dead that Live by LuthienHuan [Comments - 0] (2048 words)
Beren and Lúthien leave Doriath to make a new life.

21. Chapter 21 Of Tol Galen by LuthienHuan [Comments - 0] (2814 words)
Something terrible happens at the old home.

22. Chapter 22 Of the End of Beren and Lúthien's Tale by LuthienHuan [Comments - 0] (814 words)
How does the Tale end?