The Children of Hurin

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Painstakingly restored from Tolkien's manuscripts and presented for the first time as a fully continuous and stand alone story, the epic tale of The Children of Hurin will reunite fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with Elves and Men, dragons and Dwarves, eagles and Orcs, and the rich landscape and characters unique to Tolkien. There are tales of Middle-earth from times long before The Lord of the Rings, and the story told in this book is set in the great country that lay beyond the Grey Havens in the ...

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lieuwen

Dec 25, 2009

Great book, but very sad

The book is a joy to read and beautifully illustrated.

Read it in a cheerful mood. It is a dark book, full of pagan darkness and despair. There is greatness, but a doomed greatness---much like Greek tragedy.

It will help you understand the mood in the deep history of the LoTR. It is a harder read than the LoTR, but easier than the Silmarion. If you know the Silmarilon, you know a shorter version of this story.

davidrasch

Jan 9, 2009

Hurin Holds My Interest

This book gave me the impression Tolkein was thinking about the LOTR as he was writing . The narrative is tight and at times questioning, exploring, searching out the why. Well worth the time it takes to read.

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