It was published in 1998, and followed in 2004 by a second edition featuring corrections and silmarillion additional artwork by Nasmith.
The five parts were initially separate works, but it was the elder Tolkien's express wish that they be published together.
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28 Influence of the Bible and traditional Christian narrative are seen in The Silmarillion in the conflict between Melkor and Eru Ilúvatar, a parallel of the polarity of Lucifer and God.
Huor's son, Tuor, became involved in the fate of the hidden Noldorin kingdom of Gondolin.