The Children of Hurin

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  1. Urien Rheged

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    If anyone likes the works of JRR Tolkien, a new book has been released today. The material has been published before in an unfinished format. However it has now been 'finished' by his son and grandson (Christopher & Adam).

    The Children of Húrin takes the reader back to a time long before The Lord of the Rings, in an area of Middle-earth that was to be drowned before ever Hobbits appeared, and when the great enemy was still the fallen Vala, Morgoth, and Sauron only his lieutenant. This heroic romance is the tale of the Man, Húrin, who dared to defy Morgoth's force of evil, and his family's tragic destiny, as it follows his son Túrin Turambar's travels through the lost world of Beleriand.

    http://www.bitu.com/tolkien/tolkien-trailer.html
     
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    Very interesting indeed. I always found "The Silmarillion" hard to read until I got an unabridged, talking book version read by Martin Shaw. This made it far easier to digest for some reason.

    I'll keep my eys open for a version of this.......
     
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    This version is a lot easier reading than the majority of the Simarillion which is pretty tough going, especially at the beginning with all the creation of the world stuff.
     
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    Nearly picked this up on Monday. How does it compare to the Unfinished Tales as I didn't really like them, did enjoy most of the Simarillion.
     
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    I haven't read it all yet but it appears similar to the stuff about Turin in the Silmarillion, just a lot more fleshed out with more detail.
     
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    Ever since watching the movies I have fancied giving the Tolkien books ago

    May start with this
     
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    The Lord of The Rings & The Hobbit (concerning the Third Age) are a much easier read that his works that deal with the First Age. The books dealing with the First Age are written in the style of history books rather than novels. Their are no real first person perspectives in these books, they tell you who did what, when & where like a historical reference book.
    If you loved the films, then I would start with The Lord of The Rings books :thumbsup:
    Of course, it's entirely up to you. You may love the earlier stuff just as much.
     
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    Note, this link may contain spoilers:

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    That sounds good, I'll have to pick it up.
     

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