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The Children of Hurin

The pre-cursor to Lord of the Rings was completed by J.R.R. Tolkien's son and will be released Tuesday, April 17.

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The Middle Earth gang is back! The latest installment won't be your typical children's book though. Hot topics include incest and suicide, which, amongst elves and dwarves, really is kind of creepy.

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