Compared to the main Tolkien Trilogy, The Children of Hurin is a good two shades darker.
...Sapkowski books were ahead of their time.
Lagos was never an easy place to live, but for the past twenty years it has been overrun with fallen gods from the Yoruba pantheon.
There is a reason this series is a genre standard-bearer.
Tau's story is one of love, rage, hubris, and transcending social boundaries - whether he wants to or not.