J.R.R Tolkien, in my oppinion, is one of the greatest fantasy writers there ever was. His books are always fantastic and take you to another world with great ease to believe in. Most of his books revolve around the land of Middle Earth. The Children of Hurin is one of these stories. The Children of Hurin takes place in the Eldar Days of Middle Earth that is talked about in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. These are the days before The Lord of the Rings stories begin. The book was edited by Christopher Tolkien, J.R.R. Tolkiens son. The Introduction and the two Appendixs in this book were written by Christopher Tolkien.
The Children of Hurin is about the two children born to Hurin. A son and a daughter. Most of the story involves The son, Turin. His travels and battles and the hard times he had to endure after the capture of his father. His time with the elves in the hidden kingdom and his time with outlaws while he was on the run. The climax is the great battle with the Dragon and a tragic twist with his sister whom was born after Turin left for the hidden kingdom and Turin had never met before. It is a tragic story of love, lose, war, dragons, elves, and friendship.
From reading the Appendixs written by Tolkiens son it is clear that J.R.R. Tolkien loved his world of Middle Earth and the people who lived in it. He wrote much about this world and wrote it in great detail. This os probably why the stories of Middle Earth and it's characters are so belivable and draw you in so well. Whenever I am searching for something to read I seem to always be drawn back to my Tolkien books.