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''Beyond the Dawn'' is one of the five most prominent Russian Tolkien fanfics. (The other four are ''Ring of Darkness'' by Creator/NickPerumov, ''Black Book of Arda'' by Nataliya Vasilieva, ''FanFic/TheLastRingbearer'' by Kirill Eskov and ''The Great Game'' by Nataliya Nekrasova). Since copyright law is rather lax back in the Motherland, this book was formally published on paper rather than staying a WebOriginal like so many fanfics.

''Beyond the Dawn'' is a fantasy novel written by the Ukrainian writer Olga Chigirinskaya (Brilyova) under the pen name of "Beren Belgarion". This fantasy adventure novel retells the story of Beren and Lúthien as told by Creator/JRRTolkien in ''Literature/TheSilmarillion''. The book was published in Russian by Exmo Publishing in 2003.

The plot basically follows the Lay of Leithian, but deviates substantially from Tolkien's original version in some points. BTD's Middle-Earth is portrayed as a grim and realistic medieval world, and the followers of Morgoth and Sauron as humans, just like their enemies.

The book uses the poetry of Russian and Western poets and rock bands that is dedicated to Tolkien's characters and plots, such as Music/BlindGuardian (translated into Russian by Chigirinskaya herself).

Compare with ''Fanfic/ABoyAGirlAndADogTheLeithianScript'', another long fanfic about the Lay of Leithian.
!!''Beyond the Dawn'' provides examples of:

* AdaptationExpansion: Two volumes total more than 1,000 pages. From the story that takes less than 30 in The Silmarillion. Whoa.
* AintTooProudToBeg, Type 1: Beren during his duel against Boldog.
* AntiHero: Beren. His declination from imaginary KnightInShiningArmor was so great that it caused big disturbance in Russian Tolkien fandom.
* AntiVillain: Illyo the Half-Elf.
* ArtificialLimbs: Maedhros' mechanical hand. Also, the hook made for Beren by village blacksmith when he lost his right hand to Carcharoth.
** And the other mechanical hand made for Beren by Celebrimbor.
* BadassInDistress: Beren, captured by Sauron. [[spoiler: [[AdaptationExpansion Twice.]]]]
** Finrod's eleven.
* BigDamnHeroes: happens several times. The first time, the Ents play BigDamnHeroes to rescue Beren from Sarnaduin. The second time, Húrin's army and Fingon's Noldor arrive at Tol-i-Ngaurhoth and help Lúthien take down the tower.
* BittersweetEnding:
-->This doom she chose, forsaking the Blessed Realm, and putting aside all claim to kinship with those that dwell there; that thus whatever grief might lie in wait, the fates of Beren and Lúthien might be joined, and their paths lead together beyond the confines of the world. So it was that alone of the Eldalië she has died indeed, and left the world long ago. Yet in her choice the Two Kindreds have been joined; and she is the forerunner of many in whom the Eldar see yet, thought all the world is changed, the likeness of Lúthien the beloved, whom they have lost. ''The Silmarillion''
** '''The honour is all Tolkien's'''.
%%%"Fond of this trope" is not context.
%%%* BreakingSpeech: Sauron
* TheBrute: Boldog.
* ChekhovsGun: dwarven spring arbalest.
* CoDragons: Illyo, Boldog and Thuringwethil for Sauron.
* LesCollaborateurs: Cairist Mar-Frecart and some other highlanders.
* ColonelBadass: Illyo's rank (''aikyet'taero'') is stated to be roughly equivalent to colonel. And he is a badass.
* ConLang: uses both conlangs from Tolkien (Quenya and Sindarin) and Natalia Vasilyeva's conlang Ah'enn.
* DarkerAndEdgier than Tolkien's works.
** How one can write something darker than the story of 11 elves devoured alive?
*** Have them speak in meantime.
* DarkChick: Thuringwethil
* DeTerminator: Beren.
* {{Doorstopper}}: [[DividedForPublication two]] Doorstoppers.
* TheDragon: Sauron.
* DressingAsTheEnemy: Finrod's Eleven and Beren disguised as orcs tried to go through the Pass of Sirion. [[spoiler: They failed]].
** It was in original Tolkien's plot. In fic, Beren used this option more successfully when he [[spoiler: escaped from Cargond Castle]].
** He also tried to cheat the Tol-i-Ngaurhot garrison this way. [[spoiler: He failed]].
* DrinkingContest: [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Beren vs. Melchar, King of Nogrod]]
* TheDungAges: the author treats the First Age of Middle-Earth as this.
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: Finrod kills the monster and [[TearJerker dies in Beren's arms.]]
* EliteMooks: Morgoth's Black Knights.
* OurElvesAreDifferent: averted. They are sincerely Tolkien's.
* EngagementChallenge: Thingol to Beren.
* EnemyMine: Beren&Illyo.
* EvilOverlord: Morgoth.
* FightingForAHomeland: Highlanders and elves of Dorthonion, men and elves of Hithlum.
* FantasticRankSystem: since Morgoth's army is explicitly stated in an early dialogue between Beren and Finrod to be built along modern-esque lines rather than a feudal mishmash of levies and militias, it has military ranks. Some are identified: ''rankhar'' (SergeantRock), ''antar'' (EnsignNewbie), ''corna'taero'' (1st lieutenant or something like that), ''dhol'taero'' (TheCaptain), ''aikyet'taero'' (ColonelBadass).
* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Highlanders of Dorthonion.
* FriendOrFoe: Beren and his men are mistaken for the enemy by a group of Noldor warriors - with tragic consequences.
* GaveUpTooSoon: Aimenel, Finrod's lancer, in the dungeon of Tol-in-Gauroth.
* HeelRealization: played with. Beren tries to explain Sauron's atrocities to Illyo, hoping for this trope, but the black knight dismisses Beren's words as lies. A straighter example happens to Daereth, who wasn't really villainous to begin with, more a propaganda victim.
* HeroicDog: Huan.
* HeroicSacrifice: Finrod for Beren.
** Also, Beren for Thingol.
* HighFantasy: ZigZagged. Open one page, and you see an honest retelling of ''Literature/TheSilmarillion''. Open another, and you'll see realistic descriptions of logistics, siege warfare and general medieval nastiness.
* HumansAreFlawed
* IGaveMyWord: Finrod, sons of Fëanor.
* ItsPersonal: Beren and Boldog.
* KidSidekick: Beren's lancer Rusco.
* LetsGetDangerous: Lúthien after her imprisonment on Hirilorn.
* MayflyDecemberRomance: Beren and Lúthien, subverted.
* MemoryGambit: Finrod's spell gives Beren false memories.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: when Dorthonion first fell under the Shadow, it was merely occupied. After Beren's rebellion, Sauron seems really determined to commit an utter genocide of the Beoring people when he returns. From ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' we know that exactly this happened.
* NoExportForYou: it violates Western copyright laws and was published in Russia only because local copyright enforcement is so lax.
* NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine: Sauron gives Beren this treatment at first.
** Actually, at second. At first it was the torture chamber.
* OnlyThePureOfHeart: Beren doesn't get burned when he touches the Silmarill.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: Morgoth.
* PsychicLink: connects Morgoth and his Black Knights.
* ParentalMarriageVeto: Thingol to Beren and Lúthien.
* PathOfInspiration: Black Knights of Ast Ahe (that's the human part of Angband). That was an intentional TakeThat to ''FanFic/TheBlackBookOfArda'' where the guys were actually introduced and described as completely heroic.
* PunchClockVillain: Beren briefly becomes one [[spoiler: when Sauron blackmails him, threatening to kill Finrod.]]
* RapunzelHair: Lúthien magically grows her hair to escape from the treehouse.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Finrod and Beren.
** Every Elven King, especially of Noldor.
** Dwarven king Melchar.
** Lúthien anyone?
* ShoutOut: Remember that scene where Beren draws his spring arbalest and shoots Sauron, only to see him thwart the dart with a flick of the wrist? [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack Seems familiar?]]
* TogetherInDeath: Beren and Lúthien.
* UnusualEuphemism: "fishing duck". Actually an attempt of {{Woolseyism}} of the relatively mild Russian swearword "едрена вошь" (strong, healthy louse), which is itself an euphemism of "ебана мать" (fuckin' mother).
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Thuringwethil surprisingly seems not very different from the Hollywood standard.
* VariantChess: The Towers game.
* VillainousIncest: [[spoiler: Boldog and his mother.]]
* WarriorPoet: Beren.
* TheWisePrince: Finrod.