The Children of Húrin by J.R.R. Tolkien [FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING] 2007
The Children of Húrin by J.R.R. Tolkien and edited by Christopher Tolkien
FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING  HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
1st printing w/ pull out map at rear.
Hardcover with dust jacket in excellent condition. Like new with minor shelf wear.
This tale of Middle-earth's First Age, which appeared in incomplete forms in the posthumously published The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales, also edited by Tolkien's son, Christopher, only hinted at the depth and power of the tragic story of Túrin and Niënor, the children of Húrin, the lord of Dor-lómin, who achieved renown for having confronted Morgoth, who was the master of Sauron, the manifestation of evil in the Lord of the Rings.
Six thousand years before the One Ring is destroyed, Middle-earth lies under the shadow of the Dark Lord Morgoth. The greatest warriors among elves and men have perished, and all is in darkness and despair. But a deadly new leader rises, Túrin, son of Húrin, and with his grim band of outlaws begins to turn the tide in the war for Middle-earth -- awaiting the day he confronts his destiny and the deadly curse laid upon him.