Painstakingly piecing together his father's numerous drafts, Christopher reconstructed this marvelous new addition to Tolkien's imaginary world. At a time when the mighty Sauron was a lieutenant to the evil Morgoth, only H<\#250>rin was brave enough to defy the Lord of Shadows. But his audacity came with a cost---and his children paid the price. 320 pages, softcover from Houghton Mifflin.
The Children of Húrin is the first complete book by J.R.R.Tolkien since the 1977 publication of The Silmarillion. Six thousand years before the One Ring is destroyed, Middle-earth lies under the shadow of the Dark Lord Morgoth. The greatest warriors among elves and men have perished, and all is in darkness and despair. But a deadly new leader rises, Túrin, son of Húrin, and with his grim band of outlaws begins to turn the tide in the war for Middle-earth -- awaiting the day he confronts his destiny and the deadly curse laid upon him.
The paperback edition of The Children of Húrin includes eight color paintings by Alan Lee and a black-and-white map.
CHRISTOPHER TOLKIEN is the third son of J.R.R. Tolkien. Appointed by Tolkien to be his literary executor, he has devoted himself to the editing and publication of unpublished writings, notably The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales, and The History of Middle-earth.
J.R.R. 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. His books have been translated into more than fifty languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.
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