Hurin & His Mates


A new Tolkien book. Slashdot tipped me off to this article which gives the goss.

"The Children of Hurin" is going to be about, well, Hurin’s kids. (Edit :: stupid, I had something about dwarves in here .. dumbass that I am)

Now let’s not get too excited. I mean, it’s not like Tolkien is one of the greatest fantasy/prose writers of all time. Bzzzzzzt! I haven’t been alive when he’s written something new. So this is kind of cool. So .. get excited! It’s awesome!

I can remember spending long hours pouring over the appendices in The Return of the King, and the wonderful tales/notes in The Silmarillion, my mind sucking in those little details and facts that would help me reach some cool social status .. wait .. that’s not why. I just love reading the stuff .. he created worlds. Awesome places and characters and themes. Themes. Turin Turambar and his tragic life. His cousin Tuor and that big city (Gondolin) in the mountains. The love story of Beren and Luthien. Not to mention, actually .. just the whole book .. so many cool things. The creation. Morgoth, Ungoliant, the Silmarils. Oh baby, the memories are flooding back.

Oh man, the hours I spent curled up in a chair reading those books.

So yeah, I’m looking forward to this one. And I’d reckon a bunch of other people will be too. For most of us, we have grown this massive fan base on the back of books written before we were born. That’s an amazing feat.

Anyway, ’nuff said. I’m gonna go return to the land of wonder I haven’t been in for a few years.

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