Narn I Chin Hurin

Narn I Chin Hurin

The Tale of the Children of Hurin

Book - 2007
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A fantasy adventure saga set in the early days of Middle-Earth features humans and elves, dwarves and dragons, orcs and dark sorcerers clashing in an epic battle between good and evil.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2007.
ISBN: 9780618894642
0618894640
9780618904419
0618904417
Branch Call Number: FIC TOLKIEN, J.
Characteristics: 313 p., [8] leaves of plates : ill., map, geneal. table ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Tolkien, Christopher

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blairl
Feb 17, 2017

Tolkien's work is a Tragic Epic that had me hooked. Some of the names became a little confusing due to their similarity and the style of prose is definitely different, but I really enjoyed the book overall. The map at the back was helpful for getting into the lay of the land and understanding some of the treks the characters made.

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acej
May 18, 2013

As a whole the story is quite epic in it's Tolkien style, and it is great to get more than just a note-ish glimpse into the tale from the First Age and of the peoples of Beleriand. The Silmarillion offers quite a look into it as well, but I felt more in tune while reading this and I believe Christopher Tolkien did well in bringing the story to it's presentation. The tale is definitely wrought in sadness and I felt pain for Hurin and what became of his family. Sad tale indeed. Was a bit thrown off with the Turin and Niniel relationship, and felt relieved at the eventual unraveling of that awkward situation. Arthurian reminder. Overall, if you're a Tolkien nut as am I and can't get enough of the tales, then have a go and journey into the Eldar Days.

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drok77
Apr 08, 2013

I somehow missed that this book was being published and found out the day it ran out of stock at every bookstore in Seattle! I had to wait a couple days for B&N to get it in, then finished it in two days. Tolkien's epic fantasy style is like liquid chocolate, rich and full with a pleasant aftertaste!
If you loved the Silmarillion, you will love this book. If you thought the Silmarillion was too long with too many names, this might be more tolerable for you because it chronicles a very short time frame in Middle Earth.

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NealWSyrette
Feb 25, 2013

An epic and yet saddening tale from the days of Middle-earth yore. Chilling, words cold and bleak from the dark wrought into the light; great were the trails and trials of the shadow on the children of Hurin. From henceforth, be ye fore-warned! This book is an enjoyable read for seasoned Tolkien readers, but could be a bit difficult for the fledgling traveller of Tolkien's world to navigate. The text itself remains true to Tolkien's style of narrative and language, which at first read to a novice could be daunting to the exploration of his realms; the first steps down a path discouraged by more than just the fear of dragons and magic.

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nadiakr85
Jun 24, 2010

Wonderful Book!! To whoever who loves Tolkien's style of fiction...It's written in the rather complicates English style of J.R.R Tolkien, but still VERY enjoyable..Highly recommended for fantasy-lovers...

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Teyfor8Wyoma
Jun 06, 2010

This book is very good! As usual, Tolkien's story-telling creates a crafty and chilling tale with great twists and turns, dragons and magic. My favorite story (besides Lord of the Rings) by Tolkien. A must-read for Tolkien fans!

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mexicanadiense
Jan 30, 2010

A gorgeous volume with illustrations, colour plates and even a fold out map enhance the experience but overall this book lacks the coherency and scope of Tolkien's more polished works. Recommendable for fans, the casual reader possibly won't derive much from it.

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Benzyne
Dec 17, 2009

Great book. I love the style, the prose being a mix between that of LotR and the Silmarillion. And of course, Alan Lee is a great artist.

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REL
Dec 03, 2009

A really wonderful book. A great way to spend some reading time on.

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blairl
Mar 03, 2017

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Teyfor8Wyoma
Jul 19, 2010

Teyfor8Wyoma thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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