In case you didn’t know, Tolkien Reading Day was this past Sunday, March 25. In honor of the special day, the ladies at the blog Pages Unbound are having a week-long event. They kindly invited me to post something about The Children of Húrin; that post is now up. And, at the end of the week, Lord willing, I’ll post the final installment in a rather lengthy series on Tolkien’s tragic masterpiece over at Lantern Hollow Press’s blog.
Last of all Húrin stood alone. Then he cast aside his shield, and seized the axe of an orc-captain and wielded it two-handed, and it is sung that the axe smoked in the black blood of the troll-guard of Gothmog until it withered; and each time Húrin slew he cried aloud: ‘Aurë entuluva! Day shall come again!’ Seventy times he uttered that cry . . .
The Children of Húrin 59-60 (2007).