"The Children of Hurin" by J. R. R. Tolkien; edited by Christopher Tolkien

Friday, 31 Aug 2007

J. R. R. Tolkien's most recently released book, The Children of Hurin, takes us back to the world of elves, orcs, sword fights, and fire-breathing dragons during the First Age of Middle Earth. However, this is not the same type of adventure tale readers of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings might expect. Episodes of this work are only loosely connected by a common character, Turin, who progresses from point to point without a clear goal. The cast of characters is much smaller than in other Tolkien tales, but the conflict of a hero battling ...

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