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4.3 out of 5 stars
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4.3 out of 5 stars
The Children of Húrin
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on 30 August 2017
After finishing the silmarillion I was drawn to this book, of which is a more full and complete story of, arguably, Tolkien's most shocking and tragic tale. This is not the hobbit or LOTR, this is a very dark and very disturbing story that I believe deserves to be up there with the great annals of literature. Turins path is a twisted and cursed one, and Glaurung is without a doubt the most terrifying dragon I have read about in a story.
Do yourself a favour and read this.
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on 14 October 2017
Good as always
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on 7 October 2017
The book is a great read!!! But the book came in a bad condition.
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on 16 October 2017
Brilliant!
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on 12 April 2017
Imagine a young man of 20 or so, caught up in the trench warfare of World War I, experiencing the daily reality of mud, rats, lice, and bombardment, and writing stories about elves and dwarves, dragons and men of valor, stories of doomed heroes set in a time remote from the present. Before “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings,” there was a manuscript called “The Book of Lost Tales.”

One of lost tales, those stories of the First Age or what J.R.R. Tolkien referred to as the “Elder Days,” was “The Children of Hurin.” It is a dark story, a tale of a curse, but it is a fierce story, a moving story, a story whose ending you know but you keep reading anyway because you’re caught in the grip of a master storyteller and he won’t let go.

Hurin is a heroic king, married to Morwen and the father of the boy Turin. He has set off with his allies to fight the Black Enemy, named Morgoth, who is seeking to dominate the worlds of men and elves with his own armies of Orcs and evil men. Hurin and his allies are defeated; Hurin is taken prisoner but is not killed. Instead, he is made a permanent captive and Morgoth places a curse upon his children.

“The Children of Hurin” is a rousing tale, a wonderful story in its own right but also one containing hints and foreshadowing of what was to come later with Tolkien’s greatest works.
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on 4 July 2017
Hmm, it was ok. The start was intriguing as it offered background on the familiar characters from the Lord of the Rings.. but the story was average. A few exciting parts, but otherwise fairly slow and more like a historical account. Pitty.
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on 17 July 2017
good author
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on 20 April 2017
Another well written treasure of Tolkien, thoroughly enjoyed it.
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on 19 April 2017
The tragedy of Turin Turambar forms the focus of this book set in Middle Earth during the First Age. The tale is mentioned briefly in the Silmarillion so this is an excellent opportunity to get a deeper understanding of the time of the Heroes of the First Houses of Men and set exclusively in the doomed West of Middle Earth - Beleriand. Chronicling the rise and fall of the House of Hador, mostly around the Doom of Turin and his dealings with the great Worm Glaurung - Father of Dragons.
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on 6 June 2017
not necessarily improved by lengthening. I've never really got on with anything other than The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. The rest seem more reruns to extend the franchise.
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