Alan Lee has been illustrating the works of JRR Tolkien since 1992, starting with The Lord of the Rings centenary edition. It was this artwork that prompted director Peter Jackson to invite Lee to work on the films, for which he later won an Oscar. Lee won the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal in 1993 for his haunting illustrations in Black Ships Before Troy, the story of The Iliad told by Rosemary Sutcliff.
Books by Alan Lee
The Fall of Númenor
by Alan Lee, Brian Sibley (Editor) & J R R Tolkien
The Fall of Númenor is a collection of Tolkien's writings on the Second Age of Middle-earth, put together by British writer and Tolkien expert Brian Sibley and illustrated by Alan Lee. This is the period before the adventures of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings (which take place in the Third Age of Middle-earth). Númenor is the island where the Dúnedain live and from whom Aragorn—the king in The Return of the King—is descended.
The book may be distantly connected to the Amazon Prime series The Rings of Power, also set in the Second Age of Middle-earth.
Interviews with Alan Lee
Books Drawn From Myth and Fairy Tale, recommended by Alan Lee
Alan Lee, illustrator of such classics as The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, talks to Five Books about his favourite stories drawn from myth and fairy tale, what they mean to him, and how important it is for young readers today to experience these ancient stories.
Alan Lee on Books Drawn From Myth and Fairy Tale