The Children of Hurin
By: J.R.R. Tolkien
Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, dwells in the vast fortress of Angband in the North; and within the shadow of the fear of Angband, and the war waged by Morgoth against the Elves, the fates of Túrin and his sister Niënor will be tragically entwined.
Their brief and passionate lives are dominated by the elemental hatred that Morgoth bears them as the children of Húrin, the man who dared to defy him to his face. Against them Morgoth sends his most formidible servant, Glaurung, a powerful spirit in the form of a huge wingless dragon of fire, in an attempt to fulfil the curse of Morgoth and destroy the children of Húrin.
This was actually the first book I reviewed when I started keeping a book blog (review). It’s been years since I’ve read it so I decided, with my head filled with Middle Earth recently, that I should re-visit it. Contains some spoilers ahead!