The Children of Hurin by J.R.R. Tolkien This story of Middle-earth's First Age, which showed up in incomplete forms in the posthumously published The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales , also edited by Tolkien's child, Christopher, as it were implied at the depth and control of the awful story of Túrin and Niënor, the children of Húrin, the ruler of Dor-lómin, who achieved renown for having confronted Morgoth, who was the master of Sauron, the manifestation of fiendish within the Ruler of the Rings. Six thousand years before the One Ring is devastated, Middle-earth lies beneath the shadow of the Dark Lord Morgoth. The most noteworthy warriors among mythical people and men have died, and all is in darkness and despair. But a dangerous new leader rises, Túrin, child of Húrin, and with his bleak band of outlaws starts to turn the tide in the war for Middle-earth -- anticipating the day he stands up to his fate and the dangerous revile laid upon him.