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The Children of Hurin


Painstakingly restored from Tolkien's manuscripts and presented for the first time as a fully continuous and standalone story, the epic tale of The ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.750

Great book, but very sad

by lieuwen on Dec 25, 2009

The book is a joy to read and beautifully illustrated. Read it in a cheerful mood. It is a dark book, full of pagan darkness and despair. There is greatness, but a doomed greatness---much like Greek tragedy. It will help you understand the mood in the deep history of the LoTR. It is a harder ... More


Hurin Holds My Interest

by davidrasch on Jan 9, 2009

This book gave me the impression Tolkein was thinking about the LOTR as he was writing . The narrative is tight and at times questioning, exploring, searching out the why. Well worth the time it takes to read. More

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