The Return of the TOLKIEN
In the 33 years since Lord of the Rings author
J.R.R. Tolkien passed away,
his youngest son Christopher has relentlessly plugged away
at deciphering and organizing his father's voluminous notes
into further tales of Middle Earth.
On April 17,
the release of The Children of Húrin —
begun by the elder Tolkien in 1918 —
will bring those tales to a close.
According to the Tolkien estate website,
The Children of Húrin :
''takes the reader back to a time long before The Lord of the Rings,
in an area of Middle Earth that was to be drowned
before ever Hobbits appeared,
and when the great enemy was still the fallen Vala,
Morgoth, and Sauron only his lieutenant.
This heroic romance is the tale of the Man, Húrin,
who dared to defy Morgoth's force of evil,
and his family's tragic destiny,
as it follows his son Túrin Turambar's travails
through the lost world of Beleriand.''