Insights for the Booksites - reading mostly for my own pleasure
The Children of Hurin was amazing, and I love the illustrations, but what a tragic ending! Hurin was finally released from Morgoth's bondage and was reunited with his wife Morwen, but it was too late!
I loved that Turin slays the dragon (Glaurang) like Hercules. I loved the Fey in Lord of The Rings and this story too.
The story concentrates on a Man of the House of Hador, Túrin Turambar, and his sister Niënor Níniel, who are cursed along with their father Húrin by the Dark Lord Morgoth. The events take place more than 6,500 years before the War of the Ring.
According to the Tolkien Estate:
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 Hobbits appeared, and when the great enemy was still the fallen Vala, Morgoth, and Sauron was only Morgoth's lieutenant. This heroic romance is the tale of the Man, Húrin, who dared to defy Morgoth, and his family's tragic destiny, as it follows his son Túrin Turambar's travels through the lost world of Beleriand...
"Turambar, Turambar, come back! Hear Me! Awake! For it is Niniel. The Dragon is dead, dead, and I alone am here by you."