The Children of Húrin by J. R. R. TolkienThe Children of Húrin by J. R. R. Tolkien

The Children of Húrin

byJ. R. R. Tolkien

Paperback | March 10, 2015

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Painstakingly restored from Tolkien's manuscripts and presented for the first time as a fully continuous and standalone story, this paperback of the epic tale of The Children of Húrin will reunite fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with Elves, dragons, Dwarves and Orcs, and the rich landscape and characters unique to Tolkien.It is a legendary time long before The Lord of the Rings, and Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, dwells in the vast fortress of Angband in the North; and within the shadow of the fear of Angband, and the war waged by Morgoth against the Elves, the fates of Túrin and his sister Niënor will be tragically entwined.Their brief and passionate lives are dominated by the elemental hatred that Morgoth bears them as the children of Húrin, the man who dared to defy him to his face. Against them Morgoth sends his most formidable servant, Glaurung, a powerful spirit in the form of a huge wingless dragon of fire, in an attempt to fulfil the curse of Morgoth, and destroy the children of Húrin.Begun by J.R.R. Tolkien at the end of the First World War, The Children of Húrin became the dominant story in his later work on Middle-earth. But he could not bring it to a final and finished form. In this book Christopher Tolkien has constructed, after long study of the manuscripts, a coherent narrative without any editorial invention.

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J.R.R. Tolkien was born on 3rd January 1892. After serving in the First World War, he became best known for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, selling 150 million copies in more than 40 languages worldwide. Awarded the CBE and an honorary Doctorate of Letters from Oxford University, he died in 1973 at the age of 81.Christopher Tolki...
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Title:The Children of HúrinFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pagesPublished:March 10, 2015Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0007597339

ISBN - 13:9780007597338

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Middle-Earth Story Well conceived story in the first age of middle earth. A must read story that helps to understand the history of middle-eRth.
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good!! A more in depth look of what happened to Hurin's family from the Silmarillion. A great read.
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dark, Tragic, Epic, and Beautiful This tragic tale is my second favourite work of Tolkien's. Though it takes place in an earlier age than, "The Lord of the Rings", the writing style and complexity of the work is arguably more like "The Lord of the Rings" than "The Hobbit," though the story itself is much darker.
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hurin Great new addition to Middle-Earth
Date published: 2017-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A good read! A great read for any Tolkien fan! If you're just getting into Tolkien this is probably not the best book to start off with but it is definitely a dark epic fantasy novel that is worth the read.
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good A wonderful fantasy novel.
Date published: 2017-06-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great for tolkien lovers! good story, it is taken from Unfinished Tales, but it is expanded and changed a little from the other version. my personal favorite other than lord of the rings itself
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Great addition to any Tolkien lover's collection, though be warned it is not much like Lord of the Rings and it definitely isn't for everyone.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not for me I'll just stick with The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings from now on
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Fantastic addition to any Lord of the Rings collection.
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! Great book if you want more of Tolkien's works, but not a good book to start with if you want to get into his works.
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Not my favourite but still a great book to have.
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing Brilliantly written, and the cover is really pretty. It makes a great addition to the LOTR series!
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is AWESOME I bought this a month ago. I'm SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Glad i did!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2015-04-07

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"Deserves to eclipse all his other posthumous writings, and stand as a worthy memorial to the imagination of Tolkien" The Times"I hope that its universality and power will grant it a place in English mythology" Independent on Sunday"The darkest of all Tolkien's tales. Alan Lee's illustrations complement the writing splendidly" Times Literary Supplement