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by Christopher Tolkien,Alan Lee,J.R.R. Tolkien

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ISBN:
0007246226
Author:
Christopher Tolkien,Alan Lee,J.R.R. Tolkien
Category:
Fantasy
Language:
English
Publisher:
HarperCollins; 1st edition (2007)
Pages:
320 pages
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1937 kb
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1968 kb
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4.2
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134


Narn i chin Hurin : the tale of the children of Hurin . Book's title: Narn i chin Hurin : the tale of the children of Hurin .

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The Book of Lost Tales

I would draw some of the great tales in fullness, and leave many only placed in the scheme, and sketched. The Book of Lost Tales. Here he called the tale of Beren and Luthien 'the chief of the stories of The Silmarillion', and of it he said: 'the story is (I think a beautiful and powerful), receivable in itself with only a very general vague knowledge of the background.

The Book of Lost Tales

The Book of Lost Tales

CHRISTOPHER TOLKIEN is the third son of .

CHRISTOPHER TOLKIEN is the third son of . TOLKIEN (1892–1973) is the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic and extraordinary works of fiction as The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion.

J R R Tolkien, Alan Lee, Christopher Tolkien. Long before the One Ring was forged in the fires of Mount Doom, one man-Húrin-dared to defy Morgoth, the first and greatest of the dark lords to plague Middle-earth. Thus did he and his children, Túrin and Niënor, earn the enmity of a merciless foe that would shape the destiny of all the ages to come.

children of Húrin Tolkien tolkien quotes. A darkness lies behind us, and out of it few tales have come. The Mountains stand between us and the life that came from, flying from no man now knows what. 'Were they afraid?’ said Turin.

And only Christopher Tolkien, the master’s son and literary heir, could have fit the pieces of his father’s unfinished .

And only Christopher Tolkien, the master’s son and literary heir, could have fit the pieces of his father’s unfinished work together with such deep understanding and consummate artistry. Here he called the tale of Beren and Lúthien ‘the chief of the stories of The Silmarillion’, and of it he said: ‘the story is (I think a beautiful and powerful), receivable in itself with only a very general vague knowledge of the background.

The Children of Húrin is a Fantasy novel by . The Children of Húrin. There are tales of Middle-earth from times long before The Lord of the Rings, and the story told in this book is set in the great country that lay beyond the Grey Havens in the West: lands where Treebeard once walked, but which were drowned in the great cataclysm that ended the First Age of the World.

The first complete book by J.R.R. Tolkien in three decades -- since the publication of The Silmarillion in 1977 -- The Children of Hurin reunites fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with Elves and Men, dragons and Dwarves, Eagles and Orcs. Presented for the first time as a complete, standalone story, this stirring narrative will appeal to casual fans and expert readers alike, returning them to the rich landscape and characters unique to Tolkien.


The Children of Hurin, begun in 1918, was one of three 'Great Tales' J.R.R. Tolkien worked on throughout his life, though he never realized his ambition to see it published. Though familiar to many fans from extracts and references within other Tolkien books, it has long been assumed that the story would forever remain an unfinished tale. Now reconstructed by Christopher Tolkien, painstakingly editing together the complete work from his father's many drafts, this book is the culmination of a tireless thirty-year endeavor by him to bring J.R.R.Tolkien's vast body of unpublished work to a wide audience.


Having drawn the distinctive maps for the original The Lord of the Rings more than 50 years ago, Christopher has also created a detailed new map for this book. In addition, it will include a jacket and color paintings by Alan Lee, illustrator of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Centenary Edition and Academy Award-winning designer of the film trilogy.

  • SmEsH
This book is fantastic, it will grab you by the throat. I read it in two days, two weeks after I read The Silmarillion for the first time.

So, why I said "I hated it"? Simple: after reading this book, I just imagined if (IF!!) Tolkien could have published more works in his lifetime, works like this one that spread things that happen in The Simarillion. Imagine a whole book about Beren and Luthien, about Eol, about the dog from Valinor, about the Valars, some books about the details of one of the battles, about the battle between Elves and Dwarfs... gosh, the options were infinite...

But it was not so... I do not see this book as a false attempt, a false job just to get cash for the state. It is a very good stand-alone book, everyone that like fantasy I think would enjoy it.

Also, the dialogues.... Here we have much more dialogue than in The Silmarillion, and, not surprisingly, they are very good. Tolkien was a master of the craft, every word counted.

Just loved this book.

Bear in mind that this book is kind of an expanded version of the tale already contained in UNFINISHED TALES, under the name "Narn I Hin Húrin" (the longest chapter in that book, by the way). The differences between the versions are clearly explained by Christopher Tolkien at the end of "The Children of Húrin".
  • Gajurus
In short, The Children of Húrin is very Tolkien... but much more dark/grim than most people have read. I own the Alan Lee illustrated version and the audiobook narrated by none other than Saruman-actor Christopher Lee. Extremely dark! A dense read made easier by the narration and tenor of Lee. Listening to C.Lee while looking at A.Lee's illustrations is a great experience.

If anyone thinks JRR only wrote happy fairytales, then they will be surprised by this ultradark tale. On the other hand, Tolkien-tropes/style are still very much present:
1) A dragon, Glaurong, terrorizes Middle Earth (reminiscent of Smaug in the Hobbit)
2) Evil villain-god Glaurong is a servant of Morgoth, once named Melkor whose lieutenant Sauron appears in LOTR; Morgoth has a large role in this book.
3) Forbidden man and elf-woman relationships, in this case Turin has a few relationships with women, and elves, but one relationship echoes that of Aragorn & Arwen from LOTR ... which echoes that of Bereth and Luthien in and Tale of Tunuviel
4) Abandoned Dwarf place: in the Hobbit and LOTR we were treated to ruined Dwarf holds (Erebor and the Mines of Moria); here we have the petty-dwarf Mim and his abandoned hold Amon Rûdh.
5) Secretive Elf places: in the Hobbit and LTOR, we had Rivendell and Lothlórien... here we are graced with Doriath and Nargothrond)

These Tolkien-tropes reinforced my take on the Hobbit and LOTR's themes; if you've read those and are entertaining reading the Silmarillion, I suggest reading Hurin first. It is easier to read than The Silmarillion and expands the milieu well.

The Children of Húrin really extends the World of the Hobbit and Return of the King. Easier to read than the Similarion, but still pretty thick. From this I learned lots of nuances (like Elrond is half-human). Would make an awesome movie (which will not happen :( ). Highly recommended.
  • Uleran
Good book. I had just read The Silmarillion and was a bit hazy on some of the details (SO many names, places, name variants, etc.). This book covers a portion of the same events and characters in The Silmarillion but was much easier to follow. Thus, it was helpful as well as enjoyable. I read the book while following along with the Audible audiobook narrated by the great Christopher Lee (who portrayed Saruman the White in The Lord of the Rings). Excellent combination reading experience. Highly recommended for Tolkien fans.
  • Ziena
If you are a LOTR fan, you've got to read this! Its readability is about the same as the trilogy (ok, maybe a little slower), but definitely easier to read than the Silmarillion. It's great for reading aloud to other people, but I don't expect children under 10 to love it (the Hobbit would work better in that case). The writing is polished and the characters are developed and interesting. The main plot was not too surprising -- it features a classic tragic hero trajectory. Keep in mind that this is Christopher Tolkien's work, and it is consistent with his father's style (bittersweet endings, very nostalgic, good versus evil, predictable outcomes). This book doesn't have the "every character you ever loved might die brutally" plot twists that George R. R. Martin loves to employ, because this story isn't about shocking/complex plots, but rather, the slow unfolding of a character's life. It really is quite beautiful.