The Children of Húrin ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

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“For victory is victory, however small, nor is its worth only from what follows from it.”

My heart is saddened by more than just the ending of this book but by the passing of Christopher Tolkien in January. I am so grateful to the Tolkien family for creating such masterpieces and sharing Middle Earth with this world. 🖤

Synopsis (via Goodreads): 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.

Deftly balancing thrilling battles with moments of introspection, Tolkien’s vivid and gripping narrative reaffirms his primacy in fantasy literature.

Review: The Children of Húrin is part of the history of Middle Earth and is an absolutely amazing story. It is in no way a happy story, but one with a lot of sadness and desire to break the doom that is placed upon a name. The characters are complex and constantly affected by the fate that was laid out in front of them. Túrin challenges himself to steal away from this horrific fate and to become a righteous man and a great leader!

For any fans of Tolkien or fantasy, you must read this book. Time and again I am reminded of how much I have grown to love fantasy and especially Tolkien.

Amazon Link: The Children of Hurin

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