Books 2008 #9 The Children of Hurin

The Children of Húrin I’d read versions of this story before (it appears in different forms in several different places) so the overall story didn’t offer much in the way of surprsies, but it was still nice to read this “new,” expanded telling of the tale. It’s closer in style to The Silmarillion so anyone going in expecting to see all the “earthly” stuff that permeates the Lord of the Rings books (for a great example think of think Merry and Pippin in “Flotsam and Jetsam”) are going to be disappointed. If books like the The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales were your kind of thing, then by all means pick up the The Children of Húrin as it will undoubtedly please you as much as it did me.

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