Thank you! But some sites state it is a novel for children.Just keep in mind that it's history, not a novel -- though there are a number of "non-romance" historical novels around; those by Rosemary Sutcliffe come to mind -- I'd certainly recommend "Eagle of the Ninth".
Someone said that The Silmarillion is for those who have already read it at least once (I'm also reading it now in English! Good luck though, you are about to enter the hardcore part of the fandom. It is totally worth it.)I'm reading The Silmarillion having previously given up on it many years ago. This time I am really enjoying it. Also The Earth by Richard Fortey which is a kind of geology textbook as travel book; quite stretching.