The first complete book by J.R.R. Tolkien in three decades–since the publication of The Silmarillion in 1977–The Children of Húrin reunites fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with Elves and Men, dragons and Dwarves, Eagles and Orcs. Presented for the first time as a complete, standalone story, this stirring narrative will appeal to casual fans and expert readers alike, returning them to the rich landscape and characters unique to Tolkien. Morgoth, the first dark lord, dwells in the vast fortress of Angband in the North; and within the shadow of the fear of Angband and the war waged by Morgoth against the Elves, the fates of Túrin and his sister Niënor will be decided. Their lives are dominated by the elemental hatred the Dark Lord bears them as the children of Húrin, the man who dared to defy him. Morgoth sends forth his most formidable servant, Glaurung, a powerful spirit in the form of a huge, wingless dragon of fire, in an attempt to destroy them and fulfill his curse on the children of Húrin.
- Format: Trade Paperback
- Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
- ISBN: 0547086059
- Weight: 0.34 kg