The Children of Hœrin

Tolkien, J. R. R. (ed. Christopher Tolkien, illus. Alan Lee)

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Painstakingly restored from TolkienÕs manuscripts and presented for the first time as a fully continuous and standalone story, this paperback of the epic tale of The Children of Hœrin will reunite fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with Elves, dragons, Dwarves and Orcs, and the rich landscape and characters unique to Tolkien. It is a legendary time long before The Lord of the Rings, and Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, dwells in the vast fortress of Angband in the North; and within the shadow of the fear of Angband, and the war waged by Morgoth against the Elves, the fates of Tœrin and his sister Ni‘nor will be tragically entwined. Their brief and passionate lives are dominated by the elemental hatred that Morgoth bears them as the children of Hœrin, 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 Hœrin. Begun by J.R.R. Tolkien at the end of the First World War, The Children of Hœrin became the dominant story in his later work on Middle-earth. But he could not bring it to a final and finished form. In this book Christopher Tolkien has constructed, after long study of the manuscripts, a coherent narrative without any editorial invention.

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Publisher
HarperCollins
Publisher City
London
Year
2007
Edition
1st
Format
h/b
Author
Tolkien, J. R. R. (ed. Christopher Tolkien, illus. Alan Lee)
SKU
IYC132504
Categories
Condition
Very good, 1st edition, 1st printing, unclipped d/j (vg), blue boards, gilt spine titling bright; slight bumping bottom edges; text block firm, pages unmarked and crisp; v slight tanning.
Size
8vo (230 x 150 / 9" x 6")
Page Count
313
ISBN
9780007246229