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Children of Hurin book release. Good or bad ?
« on: April 06, 2007, 07:11:47 PM »
The book co-written by J.J.R Tolkien & son to be relased soon. Do you think it will be good or not? :D  :angry:


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Children of Hurin book release. Good or bad ?
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2007, 02:48:45 AM »
I don't know, but I'm buying it anyway. I'll probably wait for it to come out in paperback, since I'm not made of money. I have (nearly) all of Tolkein's other books. Even though I haven't read them all... (yet)
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I'm just a bit confused as to when this takes place in the ME timeline. I know it's before The Hobbit. What about in relation to the Silmarillion?

eta: I just thought of this... I wonder what (if any) new characters will be introduced.  :D  
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Children of Hurin book release. Good or bad ?
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2007, 08:43:14 AM »
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I'm just a bit confused as to when this takes place in the ME timeline. I know it's before The Hobbit. What about in relation to the Silmarillion?

 






I know it is set in the First Age , so yes, there will be new characters  :) as well as some old one's :P .
  To answer my own question , I think this book could be very good because although  J.J.R Tolkien did not finish his book , apparently he left many notes and ideas from where he stopped writing.








 

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Children of Hurin book release. Good or bad ?
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2007, 10:57:03 AM »
The Children of Hurin, Narn I hin Hurin, takes place in the Silmarillion. In that book it is an abridged narrative version, though you can read an abridged poem version in "the Lays of Beleriand"

I think this book'll be like the History of Middle Earth books, in that it'll be the entirety that there is of the story, including old drafts etc and Christopher Tolkien commentaries. I don't think it's a new story but an extended one.

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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2007, 01:13:13 PM »
I picked up more information on this site..

Press Release
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2006

J.R.R. TOLKIEN'S THE CHILDREN OF HÚRIN TO BE PUBLISHED IN 2007

Houghton Mifflin has acquired US rights to publish the first complete book by J.R.R. Tolkien since the posthumous Silmarillion in 1977. HarperCollins UK acquired the project from The Tolkien Estate in a world rights deal. Presented for the first time as a fully continuous and standalone story, the epic tale of The Children of Húrin will reunite fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with Elves and Men, dragons and Dwarves, and the rich landscape and characters unique to Tolkien.

The Children of Húrin, begun in 1918, was one of three "Great Tales" J.R.R. Tolkien worked on throughout his life, though he never realized his ambition to see it published. Though familiar to many fans from extracts and references within other Tolkien books, it has long been assumed that the story would forever remain an "unfinished tale". Now reconstructed by Christopher Tolkien, painstakingly editing together the complete work from his father's many drafts, this book is the culmination of a tireless thirty-year endeavor by him to bring J.R.R. Tolkien's vast body of unpublished work to a wide audience.

More information..http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/The_Children_of_H%C3%BArin

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« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2007, 03:07:18 PM »
Im so looking forward to read it :D  

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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2007, 03:08:31 PM »
^same here :D  

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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2007, 04:10:44 PM »
Me too!!!! :lol:
 
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« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2007, 09:41:53 PM »
I picked up a small review at this site.


http://edition.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/books/...iew.tolkien.ap/
 

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« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2007, 10:18:17 PM »
sounds VERY interesting.

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« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2007, 10:54:15 AM »
oh yer , It kind of makes up for how they have stuffed up the Hobbit movie. :)

more reviews here


 
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