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THE CHILDREN OF HURIN.
by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Edited by Christopher Tolkien.
OVERVIEW: 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--until a deadly new leader rises. Turin, son of Hurin, with his grim band of outlaws, begins to turn the tide in the war for Middle-earth--awaiting the day he will confront his destiny and the deadly curse that has been laid upon him. The paperback edition of The Children of Hurin has been edited by Tolkiens son, Christopher, a former teacher at Oxford University. The book includes eight color paintings by Alan Lee plus a black-and-white map.
Trade paperback, Houghton Mifflin, Oct. 2008.