The Children of Hurin by J. R. R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien
Reviewed by Elizabeth Hand
Washington Post Book World
"If anyone still labors under the delusion that J.R.R. Tolkien was a writer of twee fantasies for children, this novel should set them straight. A bleak, darkly beautiful tale played out against the background of the First Age of Tolkien's Middle Earth, The Children of HÃºrin possesses the mythic resonance and grim sense of inexorable fate found in Greek tragedy...." Read the entire Washington Post Book World review.