Monday, March 26, 2007

The Return of the Lord of the Rings

Christopher Tolkien, using his father's J. R. R. Tolkien's, extensive notes has completed the last, unfinished book of the LOTR series. The Children of Húrin will be available in bookstores worldwide on April 17, 2007 is described as "an epic story of adventure, tragedy, fellowship and heroism" and is expected to be a "publishing sensation."

Something to ponder over: After the success of Peter Jackson's cinematic adaptation of LOTR, can one expect a film on The Children of Húrin (which reportedly "features significant battle scenes and at least one major twist") in the near future?

The Children of Húrin marks the beginnings of good times for SF and fantasy fans.


Cynthia said...

This is exciting news. I do remember the battles from The Silmarillion. Mandar, do you think the book will live up to the reputation of the others? And what a great Peter Jackson movie that would be... one hopes!

mandar talvekar said...

Hello Cynthia,
Thanks for dropping by. I do hope The Children of Húrin lives up to the hype that is going to be built around it. However, I have read some of Christopher Tolkien's earlier works based on his father's output and was disappointed and feel The Children of Húrin might not be bad, but it wouldn't be great either. I hope i am proven wrong.
The movie, on the other hand, will be a blockbuster :)