The Two Towers The Two Towers
Book 2 - The Lord of the Rings

The Two Towers

Being the Second Part of The Lord of the Rings

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Publisher Description

Begin your journey into Middle-earth... The inspiration for the upcoming original series on Prime Video, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.

The Two Towers is the second part of J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic adventure The Lord of the Rings.

One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.

Frodo and his Companions of the Ring have been beset by danger during their quest to prevent the Ruling Ring from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord by destroying it in the Cracks of Doom. They have lost the wizard, Gandalf, in a battle in the Mines of Moria. And Boromir, seduced by the power of the Ring, tried to seize it by force. While Frodo and Sam made their escape, the rest of the company was attacked by Orcs. Now they continue the journey alone down the great River Anduin—alone, that is, save for the mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go.

This continues the classic tale begun in The Fellowship of the Ring, which reaches its awesome climax in The Return of the King.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2012
February 15
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
448
Pages
PUBLISHER
William Morrow
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
3.5
MB
AUDIENCE
Grades 8-13

Customer Reviews

EliTheElephant27 ,

One of the best books I’ve ever read

I grinded this book out in a weekend of almost non stop reading, the first half had me completely engrossed but slowly started boring me, but at the perfect timing it switched to Frodo and Sam which was just awesome 👌

appleBook Critiques ,

The Two Towers- an enthralling sequel

The second volume to the epic Lord of the Rings saga, The Two Towers is a perfect follow-up to the first volume. J. R. R. Tolkien immerses us in Middle-earth once more in the second book of Middle-earth.
After the breaking of the Fellowship, The Two Towers begins with the death of Boromir, whose lust for the Ring grew uncontainable, and under its dark influence grew jealous of Frodo. After attempting to take the Ring from him, Boromir was slaughtered in an ambush by murderous orcs. Peregrin and Meriadoc are seperated from the Fellowship in the conflict.
The book takes a new approach in perspective. As Pippin and Merry escape from their orcish captours, they find themselves in Fangorn Forest, an ancient wood where some trees, wallowing in silence and contemplation, gain a spark of consciousness and begin to move. These mighty forest guardians, called ents, protect and feed the two hobbits.
Meanwhile, near the land of Isengard, the remaining members of the Fellowship wage war against Saruman, a once-pure Istari who, now corrupted by Sauron’s wicked forces, wields dark mystical powers and commands legions of orcs and trolls. Furious by Saruman’s desecration of Fangorn Forest and inspired to fight by Meriadoc and Peregrin, the ents begin to travel towards Isengard for vengeance.
Beyond the battle of Isengard, Frodo Baggins and his loyal companion, Samwise Gamgee, travel towards Mordor, the land of shadows, to destroy the Ring. Frodo feels the presence of the Ring corrupting him as it did Boromir, and bursts out in anger and avarice when Sam attempts to relieve Frodo of his burden.
As they grow ever closer to the great Mountain of Fire, they gradually become aware of someone following them. When this creature reveals itself, Frodo finds a horrific humanoid with the gruesome moniker of Gollum, an echo of the guttural sounds that he utters.
Gollum, once Sméagol, was once an innocent Stoor hobbit, living in the peaceful Shire. But when his companion and brother Déagol discovered the Ring at the bottom of the river where Isildur had lost it millenia ago, he found himself overwhelmed with yearning for the Ring. When Déagol refused to give him the Ring, Sméagol strangled him to death and took the Ring.
Many years later, scorned by his family, exiled to the Misty Mountains, Gollum has been twisted into a pale, horrific form, hunched and bloodthirsty, feeding of the flesh of any creature he could find.
Frodo and Samwise, acknowledging Gollum’s knowledge of Mordor, employ him as their guide into Mordor. This proves to be a risky proposition, however, as Gollum’s two-sided mind and personality twist him between the obedient, hobbit-like servant and the murderous, horrific assassin, and a guide as unpredictable as Gollum is a bad one.
Nevertheless, the trio of hobbits venture towards Mordor, fighting through lands corrupted by his influence, as they grow ever closer- and ever further- to defeating the mighty Lord of the Rings.
The Two Towers is certainly deserving of the acclaim it has been given, as a fantasy masterpiece and the second volume of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Christinaycw ,

A series you want to keep reading it.

After reading this book, I can’t wait to know the ending of their journey.

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