Sunday, January 25, 2015

Book Review: The Sons of Hurin

The Sons of Húrin
By J R R Tolkien

Of course,  one of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien’s WONDERFUL books, The sons of Hurin, or The Children of Húrin is a fantasy novel, in the same world that Lord of the rings takes place in.  In the first era (those of you that have read The Lord of the Rings will know what I mean), when Dwarves, Elves, Humans, and Orcs had not lived much on the earth.  A man named Húrin that is not really tall has two children: Túrin and Lalaith.  But before that, one of the creatures that made middle earth named Morgoth escapes the realm of creatures, and makes his own realm, named Angband.  Hurin is 500 years after the Morgoth “incident”.  Sadly, Lalaith dies, and the house (houses are like tiny kingdoms) of Beor (where Morwen, Túrins mom is from) falls to the Orcs.  At the battle that marked the house of Beors fall, Húrin disappears, being the one of the last men standing.   So Túrin escapes to the elf king Thingol, and life goes there.  Who knows what happens there?  I would rate this book 4.5 out of 5 stars.  This book was edited by Tolkiens son, Christopher. 

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