The Children of Hurin


Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

Illustrator: Alan Lee

Set in the First Age, when Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, dwelt in the vast fortress of Angband, in the far North; here is told the full tragedy of Túrin and his sister Niënor – the children of Húrin, the mortal man who dared to defy and scorn Morgoth to his face. Here is told how, through lies and deceit, Morgoth and his servant, Glaurung, a powerful spirit in the form of a huge wingless dragon of fire, waged war against the lands and secret cities of the Elves while seeking to fulfill the curse Morgoth placed upon Húrin and his children. Though tragic, like most tales of the First Age, this sweeping tale reveals the nobility and sacrifice of the children of Húrin. Featuring 8 color plates and numerous pencil drawings by famed Tolkien and fantasy artist, Alan Lee, as well as a fold-out two-page, two-color map of Beleriand and three pages of genealogies.