THE ‘GREAT TALE’ OF THE CHILDREN OF HURIN, SET DURING THE LEGENDARY TIME BEFORE THE LORD OF THE RINGS
Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, dwells in the vast fortress of Angband in the North; and within the shadow of the tear of Angband, and the war waged by Morgoth against the Elves, the fates of Turin and his sister Nienor will be tragically entwined. Their brief and passionate lives are dominated by the elemental hatred that Morgoth bears them as the children of Hurin, the man who dared to defy him to his face. Against them Morgoth sends his most formidable servant, Glaurung, a powerful spirit in the form of a huge wingless dragon of fire, in an attempt to fulfil the curse of Morgoth and destroy the children of Hurin.
‘I hope that its universality and power will grant it a place in English mythology’ Independent on Sunday
‘The darkest of all Tolkien’s tales. Alan Lee’s illustrations complement the writing splendidly’ Times Literary Supplement
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