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The Children of Húrin

15 Ratings: 3.4
J.R.R. Tolkien's mythopoeic saga about Túrin and the misfortune that falls his family.

The Children of Húrin is an epic fantasy novel which forms the completion of a tale by J. R. R. Tolkien. He wrote the original version of the story in the late 1910s, revised it several times later, but did not complete it before his death in … see full wiki

Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (J.R.R. Tolkien), Christopher Tolkien
Genre: Fantasy, Epic Adventure, Tragedy
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, Harper Collins
Date Published: April 16, 2007
ISBN: ISBN 0618894640
15 reviews about The Children of Húrin
Quick Tip by . June 26, 2010
I loved this book. Great main character.
Quick Tip by . June 24, 2010
Man this is an awesome fantasy epic!!! The thing is brutal! It is like a directors cut of the Odyssey but with much darker action and themes. Talk about suffering. This book is scary powerful and packs a giant kick. Highly, highly recommend it. Better action than Lord of the Rings.
Quick Tip by . June 23, 2010
Excellent is the only word to describe this book.
Quick Tip by . March 28, 2010
A wonderful epic tragedy that is steeped within the traditions of myth and poetry. A modern classic of storytelling!
review by . February 22, 2010
This is a very, very dark epic, not like The Lord of the Rings at all. Nonetheless, if you like Tolkien's other works, The Children of Hurin is worth a try. It explores the earlier ages of Middle Earth, particularly the story of Turin as described in The Silmarillion.     The story emphasizes key Tolkien themes like honor, oaths, tragedy - and, of course, dragons. Hurin, a noble king, is kidnapped by the evil lord Morgoth. When he refuses to reveal the location of an elven stronghold, …
review by . February 22, 2010
This is a very, very dark epic, not like The Lord of the Rings at all. Nonetheless, if you like Tolkien's other works, The Children of Hurin is worth a try. It explores the earlier ages of Middle Earth, particularly the story of Turin as described in The Silmarillion.     The story emphasizes key Tolkien themes like honor, oaths, tragedy - and, of course, dragons. Hurin, a noble king, is kidnapped by the evil lord Morgoth. When he refuses to reveal the location of an elven stronghold, …
review by . February 22, 2010
This is a very, very dark epic, not like The Lord of the Rings at all. Nonetheless, if you like Tolkien's other works, The Children of Hurin is worth a try. It explores the earlier ages of Middle Earth, particularly the story of Turin as described in The Silmarillion.     The story emphasizes key Tolkien themes like honor, oaths, tragedy - and, of course, dragons. Hurin, a noble king, is kidnapped by the evil lord Morgoth. When he refuses to reveal the location of an elven stronghold, …
review by . February 22, 2010
This is a very, very dark epic, not like The Lord of the Rings at all. Nonetheless, if you like Tolkien's other works, The Children of Hurin is worth a try. It explores the earlier ages of Middle Earth, particularly the story of Turin as described in The Silmarillion.     The story emphasizes key Tolkien themes like honor, oaths, tragedy - and, of course, dragons. Hurin, a noble king, is kidnapped by the evil lord Morgoth. When he refuses to reveal the location of an elven stronghold, …
review by . February 22, 2010
This is a very, very dark epic, not like The Lord of the Rings at all. Nonetheless, if you like Tolkien's other works, The Children of Hurin is worth a try. It explores the earlier ages of Middle Earth, particularly the story of Turin as described in The Silmarillion.     The story emphasizes key Tolkien themes like honor, oaths, tragedy - and, of course, dragons. Hurin, a noble king, is kidnapped by the evil lord Morgoth. When he refuses to reveal the location of an elven stronghold, …
review by . February 22, 2010
This is a very, very dark epic, not like The Lord of the Rings at all. Nonetheless, if you like Tolkien's other works, The Children of Hurin is worth a try. It explores the earlier ages of Middle Earth, particularly the story of Turin as described in The Silmarillion.     The story emphasizes key Tolkien themes like honor, oaths, tragedy - and, of course, dragons. Hurin, a noble king, is kidnapped by the evil lord Morgoth. When he refuses to reveal the location of an elven stronghold, …
review by . February 22, 2010
This is a very, very dark epic, not like The Lord of the Rings at all. Nonetheless, if you like Tolkien's other works, The Children of Hurin is worth a try. It explores the earlier ages of Middle Earth, particularly the story of Turin as described in The Silmarillion.     The story emphasizes key Tolkien themes like honor, oaths, tragedy - and, of course, dragons. Hurin, a noble king, is kidnapped by the evil lord Morgoth. When he refuses to reveal the location of an elven stronghold, …
review by . February 22, 2010
This is a very, very dark epic, not like The Lord of the Rings at all. Nonetheless, if you like Tolkien's other works, The Children of Hurin is worth a try. It explores the earlier ages of Middle Earth, particularly the story of Turin as described in The Silmarillion.     The story emphasizes key Tolkien themes like honor, oaths, tragedy - and, of course, dragons. Hurin, a noble king, is kidnapped by the evil lord Morgoth. When he refuses to reveal the location of an elven stronghold, …
review by . February 22, 2010
This is a very, very dark epic, not like The Lord of the Rings at all. Nonetheless, if you like Tolkien's other works, The Children of Hurin is worth a try. It explores the earlier ages of Middle Earth, particularly the story of Turin as described in The Silmarillion.     The story emphasizes key Tolkien themes like honor, oaths, tragedy - and, of course, dragons. Hurin, a noble king, is kidnapped by the evil lord Morgoth. When he refuses to reveal the location of an elven stronghold, …
review by . August 14, 2007
THE CHILDREN OF HURIN is a story written by J.R.R. Tolkien and edited by his son Christopher Tolkien. The story takes place thousands of years before the events of THE HOBBIT and THE LORD OF THE RINGS. Sauron is only a servant to an even greater Dark Lord of evil, Morgoth. As Morgoth rises to power, one man dares to defy the Dark Lord, Hurin. However, Hurin attacks too soon and is defeated and captured. The Dark Lord does not kill Hurin, but instead curses his children and keeps Hurin captive until …
review by . April 18, 2007
. . . and a labor of love by his son, Christopher.    "The Children of Hurin" represents the first completely original work of JRR Tolkien to be published since "The Silmarillion" in 1977. The story, originally conceived in 1918, and re-worked many, many times gives great depth and meaning as a "back story" to one of the most tragic episodes in "The Silmarillion". For the reader who was moved by the story of Hurin and his defiance of Morgoth; for Morgoth's dreadful revenge; and …
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