Just heed this warning: The Children of HÃºrin is a darker, bitterer tale than we’re used to seeing from Tolkien. Its hero is proud and imperfect and willful â€” more Boromir than Frodo â€” and his story is full of accidents and disasters, poisoned barbs and ruinous betrayals and grievous misunderstandings. Which makes sense: after all, if the good guys had beaten the forces of darkness in the First Age, they wouldn’t have been stuck with Sauron in the Third.
By the way, you can buy this book right now on Amazon, The Children of Hurin. I’ll be picking this up very soon.