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The Children of Húrin: Nae saian luume'

tulkastulkas Registered User
edited April 2007 in Debate and/or Discourse
Since the last thread probably faded into obscurity, let's give this another shot.

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Deluxe edition:
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Release date: April 17th

What is this about, exactly?
The Children of Húrin (2007) is a forthcoming completion of a tale by J. R. R. Tolkien. Begun in 1918 and revised several times, the tale was never completed by Tolkien before his death. Tolkien's son, Christopher Tolkien, has now completed the tale for publication for the first time as an independent work.

I preordered the deluxe edition months ago (if it's anything like the LotR 50th Anniversary edition it'll be well worth it). My excitement for this is ineffable.

tl;dr?

First complete, independent story from Tolkien since the publication of The Silmarillion in 1977. Can I get a yallume?

Helpful links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Children_of_H%C3%BArin
http://www.glyphweb.com/Arda/t/turin.html
http://www.glyphweb.com/arda/h/hurin.html
http://valarguild.org/varda/Tolkien/encyc/articles/h/HurinThalion/Hurin.htm
http://valarguild.org/varda/Tolkien/encyc/articles/t/Turin/Turin.htm

I will add more later :)

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  • AdrenalineAdrenaline Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Very exciting, I bet the illustrations by Alan Lee are sexytime.

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  • CrimsonKingCrimsonKing Registered User
    edited April 2007
    Fuck. Yes.


    FUCK. YES.


    FUCKING GODDAMN YES!

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  • tulkastulkas Registered User
    edited April 2007
    Tolkien Gateway and Tolkienlibrary.com are holding a contest for a signed copy of The Children of Hurin.

    http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/form.html

    Enter Hurin as the code and signed as the answer.

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  • Dr. ODr. O Registered User
    edited April 2007
    Oh, WOW. <3 How have I not heard about this? Hopefully I can get it as a late Easter present...

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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Yeah, I'm totally going to read this.

    Also, the new LotR MMO hits open beta Friday, try to get yourself a code and join up. It is a pretty good game.

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  • tulkastulkas Registered User
    edited April 2007
    Yeah, I'm totally going to read this.

    Also, the new LotR MMO hits open beta Friday, try to get yourself a code and join up. It is a pretty good game.
    I was in pre-beta and the closed beta stage. Is the client more stable than it was, say, 4 weeks ago?

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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Mine has crashed once, and that was because I alt tabbed out of it.

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  • tulkastulkas Registered User
    edited April 2007
    Excellent, maybe I'll jump back in later tonight.

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  • Dr. ODr. O Registered User
    edited April 2007
    Yeah, I'm totally going to read this.

    Also, the new LotR MMO hits open beta Friday, try to get yourself a code and join up. It is a pretty good game.

    I just can't get used to the idea of my beloved Middle Earth being populated by adventurers and magic users. Does it retain the feel of the books or movies?

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  • tulkastulkas Registered User
    edited April 2007
    Dr. O wrote: »
    Yeah, I'm totally going to read this.

    Also, the new LotR MMO hits open beta Friday, try to get yourself a code and join up. It is a pretty good game.

    I just can't get used to the idea of my beloved Middle Earth being populated by adventurers and magic users. Does it retain the feel of the books or movies?
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but your adventuring is limited to Eriador (which is okay, because Eriador is huge). From what I've seen, they've done a fantastic job designing its locales.

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