Archive for September 19th, 2006
Christopher Tolkien, son of the late J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and other books set in his mythical Middle Earth, spent the last 30 years editing an abandoned tale of his father’s called “The Children of Húrin”. Although it has appeared in excerpt form in other books, it is now being released as its own novel. The story refers to the tragic tales of the descendants of Húrin, a captive of Morgoth. In particular, his son Túrin and daughter Nienor, in a story with Elves, Dwarves, and even a dragon (Glaurung, Father of Dragons). The book is set to be published in the Spring of 2007.