The Children of Húrin

The Children of Húrin

Tolkien fans are sure to treasure this tale of Middle-earth's First Age, which appeared in incomplete forms in the posthumously published The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales. Those earlier books, also edited by Tolkien's son, Christopher, only hinted at the depth and power of the tragic story of Túrin and Niënor, the children of Húrin, the lord of Dor-lómin, who achieved renown for having confronted Morgoth, who was the master of Sauron, the manifestation of evil in the Lord of the Rings.
Six thousand years before the One Ring is destroyed, Middle-earth lies under the shadow of the Dark Lord Morgoth. The greatest warriors among elves and men have perished, and all is in darkness and despair. But a deadly new leader rises, Túrin, son of Húrin, and with his grim band of outlaws begins to turn the tide in the war for Middle-earth -- awaiting the day he confronts his destiny and the deadly curse laid upon him.

Deftly balancing thrilling battles with moments of introspection, Tolkien's vivid and gripping narrative reaffirms his primacy in fantasy literature.

Title:The Children of Húrin
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780007246229
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  • Sean Barrs the Bookdragon

    The Children of Hurin is a tragic tale of love and loss, of remorseful earth-shattering revelations; consequently, it is also one of the most moving stories Tolkien ever devised. The execution never f...

  • Petrik

    4.5/5 starsI never expected Tolkien to write a story as dark and tragic as the one portrayed in The Children of Hurin.First, a full disclosure that might anger Tolkien fanatics. Despite the fact that ...

  • Jake

    It has been said that all good things must come to an end. In this case, the end of Children of Hurin also marks the end of my quest to read a book by each of my five favorite authors. It seems like a...

  • James Trevino

    This book in one gif:I heard a lot of people say that Tolkien is the merry brother of George R.R. Martin. But anyone thinking that has clearly not read The Children of Hurin. To say that this story is...

  • Lyn

    Gandolf, Poul Anderson, J.R.R. Tolkien, Tom Bombadil and Ozzy Osbourne sit in the Green Dragon pub in Murfreesboro Tennessee and discuss Tolkien’s book The Children of Hurin.Gandolf: Yes, Tom thank ...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    Narnichin Hurin: The Children of Húrin (Middle-Earth Universe), J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (Editor), Alan Lee (Illustrator)The Children of Húrin is an epic fantasy novel which forms the com...

  • Aldean

    As a general rule I try to write my reviews "in a vacuum" as much as possible, that is, before I read through the other reviews already here. I am not going to be able to do that here. I have spent mo...

  • Alejandro

    One of Tolkien's best! GLAURUNG RULES! I know that the other villains of Middle-Earth like Sauron, Melkor, Smaug, Saruman, the Witch-King, etc... are far more popular and certainly more often commen...

  • Dahlia

    Instead of The Children or Húrin, this book should be entitled The story in which (view spoiler)[Everybody Dies (hide spoiler)] by J.R.R. Tolkien. Oh. My. God. And here I thought only Shakespeare wr...

  • beggs

    The Children of Hurin is not a for people who saw the Lord of the Rings movies and then read the book. It's for hardcore fans. The people who remember all the names from the The Silmarillion. Or for t...