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

The Children of Húrin

By J. R. R. Tolkien

  • Release Date: 2008-10-14
  • Genre: Fantasy
Score: 4
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From 103 Ratings
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Description

The Children of Húrin is the first complete book by J.R.R.Tolkien since the 1977 publication of The Silmarillion. 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.

This edition of The Children of Húrin includes eight color paintings by Alan Lee and a black-and-white map.

Reviews

  • Well Edited

    5
    By Dwardeng
    This novel was put together by J.R.R. Tolkien's son Christopher using his father's leftover manuscripts. What a superb job he did. The story is seamless, fast moving, adventurous, dark and tragic. I enjoyed this book as much as any of Tolkien's original works. I agree with other reviewers here, read The Silmarillion first.
  • Best book i have ever read..

    5
    By Bakry m
    A beautiful story with a dark twist. A hidden gem from middle earth...
  • Master of doom, by doom mastered

    4
    By Steelerfan102030
    This story is very strange and unexpected. It's not at all like the stories of Beren, Tuor, Eärendil, or anyone else in Middle-earth. I think it is definitely necessary to read The Silmarillion first, otherwise you'll be very confused. Not my favorite Tolkien story, but worth reading.
  • Good readin'!

    5
    By Jerry Reichle
    Great book. I would recommend reading The Silmarillion first. I read The Silmarillion about 30 years ago. I picked this book up at an airport when it first came out. I was lost and quit reading after a few chapters. I had forgotten a good deal of The Silmarillion. Well, i reread The Silmarillion about 6 months ago on my new iPhone. I then decided to try The Children Of Hurin again and downloaded it on my iPhone. What a difference. Everything fell into place. The character of Turin is comparable to Beren. What a book!
  • The story is 5 star but...

    3
    By Drclements
    The product wasn't what I'd expected. Not sure if it was a bug or not but, other than the cover there were no paintings added as advertised, which is a real shame since I paid 9.99$ hoping I'd get it all as stated. The story itself will be one I never forget though and kept me engaged all the way to the end as one would expect from Tolkien. I recommend the book but not this version.
  • O.M.G.

    5
    By gustavfan1
    BRILLIANT book. I read it about 5 or 6 years ago, it's still hauntingly fresh in my mind. And that NEVER happens, unless I've read the book repeatedly, and I haven't with this one. It's beautifully told and just shocking. And depressing. But GOOD. Take Shakespeare's Hamlet, and make it more shocking, that's the kind of effect you have. AMAZING.
  • Ok

    5
    By I haven't read it yet
    Looks pretty good, mabe.
  • Beautiful!

    5
    By Angbds
    This tragedy is spectacular! The language and style are very dramatic. It is set in the world of the Silmarillion, so it would be best to read that first. All the names would be very confusing otherwise.

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