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Amph "The Children of Hurin" to be published

Discussion in 'Archive: SF&F: Books and Comics' started by Havac, Sep 18, 2006.

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  1. Amon_Amarth

    Amon_Amarth Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I preordered it. It is Tolkien, after all.
     
  2. saneman

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    I'm worried that it would to terrible injustice to Tolkien but I've reserved a copy to be picked up in local bookstore
     
  3. marte

    marte Jedi Master star 4

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    I have a bad feeling about this... just as I don't really like the published Silmarillion (although I adore the last version in JRR Tolkien's notes). Seems to me neither is/will do/ing justice to Tolkien's thoughts and ideas, although I do approve of distributing his work to the wider public, not only the "hard-core Tolkien scholars".

    I won't buy it, simply because the History of Middle Earth probably contains it anyway and with more accuracy...
     
  4. JediTrilobite

    JediTrilobite Jedi Master star 7

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    I just picked up my copy today.
     
  5. marte

    marte Jedi Master star 4

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    did you start reading yet?? how is it?? how does it compare to the HoM? I'm quite curious by now :)
     
  6. JediTrilobite

    JediTrilobite Jedi Master star 7

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    I haven't read History of Middle Earth, so I won't be able to tell you that. It's interesting thus far though.
     
  7. Emperor_Billy_Bob

    Emperor_Billy_Bob Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    I have a question:

    Does Sauron and/or Morgoth appear in person in the story? That would be very interesting though I would be wary of it.
     
  8. Kyptastic

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    Sauron shouldn't, because he's dealt with in the Tale of Beren and Luthian - he captures Beren, but is defeated by Luthian and Huan, and doesn't seem to play much of a part for the rest of the First Age.

    Morgoth will definately be an overarching presence, but unless we get scene's from Hurin's point of view (and from what I've heard that's doubtful) we shouldn't see Morgoth either.
     
  9. JediTrilobite

    JediTrilobite Jedi Master star 7

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    Yeah, Morgoth's in there.
     
  10. Emperor_Billy_Bob

    Emperor_Billy_Bob Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    So, Morgoth but no Sauron?

    Surprisingly, all I have heard is excellent things about this book. I figured most people would trash it hard just on principle.

    I'd like it if they would eventually do a Beren and Luthien book like this.
     
  11. Kyptastic

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    Apparently, there's not as much material on Beren and Luthian (or Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin for that matter) to do a complete book based on them :(
     
  12. JediTrilobite

    JediTrilobite Jedi Master star 7

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    I haven't come across Sauron yet. It's a fun, if a little slow read.
     
  13. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I'd actually like to see a Beren and Luthien movie, I think it would be great.

    IIRC from the Silmarillion, Sauron plays no role in theis story.

    And I bought the book, haven't had a chance ot start reading though. Love the illustrations, though.
     
  14. Obi-Zahn Kenobi

    Obi-Zahn Kenobi Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Which story? Beren and Lúthien or Children of Húrin?

    Because Sauron has a very important cameo in the story of the Lay of Leithian, although I don't think he features at all in Narn I Hîn Húrin
     
  15. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I meant Children of Hurin.
     
  16. Emperor_Billy_Bob

    Emperor_Billy_Bob Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    A very embarassing cameo more like it.
     
  17. JediTrilobite

    JediTrilobite Jedi Master star 7

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    Yeah, Sauron wasn't in it.
     
  18. Amon_Amarth

    Amon_Amarth Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I finally started reading the book. It's ok, but the ballad in Lays of Beleriand is much better, imo.
     
  19. Jedi_Drizzt

    Jedi_Drizzt Jedi Youngling star 1

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    You may be right in a way, but the form of a novel is much easier to read that an epic poem.
     
  20. Moleman1138

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    I can't find it at borders and Wal-Mart had it 2 weeks ago and now they don't.
     
  21. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Is there a B&N near you? They usually have better stock than Borders.
     
  22. severian28

    severian28 Jedi Master star 5

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    Its amazing. I read it in two sittings. REally spine tingling to be reading be original stuff by him in 2007, and theres no doubt its overwhelmingly coming from his pen and mind. I couldnt tell you from John where theres ghost writing - and theres gotta be some.
     
  23. leia_naberrie

    leia_naberrie Jedi Master star 4

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    Does this thread allow spoiler discussions?
     
  24. Kyptastic

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    Well, considering the bare bones of the story have been out for about 30 years, I think it's safe to post some ;)
     
  25. leia_naberrie

    leia_naberrie Jedi Master star 4

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    OK..

    What does anyone think of this being made into a movie? My money's on Peter Jackson to make this into another blockbluster hit. I'd cast Hugh Jackman as Turin and Kate Winslet as Nienor.
     
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