The Two TowersBook - 1965
- Lord of the rings - #02
Middle Earth (Imaginary place) -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
From Library Staff
acardona305 Jan 07, 2018
This book move much faster than the Fellowship of the Ring. As Tolkien splits up the Fellowship into two groups, he also moves to split the book into two distinct halves, both equally enjoyable in their own right. The book continues to develop the character relationships and introduce a whole sl... Read More »
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Like it isn't enough that this, Part Two of THE LORD OF THE RINGS, is filled with new dangers and intrigues at every turn, Tolkien throws Gollum into the mix . . .
“Don't leave me here alone! It's your Sam calling. Don't go where I can't follow! Wake up, Mr. Frodo!”
“It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were. And sometimes you didn't want to know the end… because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing… this shadow. Even darkness must pass.”
“There is some good in this world, and it's worth fighting for.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers
"I'd cut off your head, dwarf, if it stood but a little higher from the ground." -Eomer
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Fraught with deceipt, THE TWO TOWERS (Ballantine Books, $2.95) follows Frodo and the gang on their quest to save Middle Earth. Like it isn't enough that this, Part Two of THE LORD OF THE RINGS, is filled with new dangers and intrigues at every turn, Tolkien throws Gollum into the mix - a creature reduced to the schizophrenic hell of knowing not his own mind - thus emphasizing the internal struggle between good and evil.
In the second part of Lord of the Rings, Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas arrive at Rohan in the midst of their search for missing Merry and Pippin and meet an old friend. Meanwhile, the two hobbits find themselves kidnapped by the Uruk-hai to be taken to Saruman, but escape into the feared Fangorn Forest, where they meet an unlikely friend. Frodo and Sam continue their quest to destroy the Ring, but meeting an enemy along the way (who proves quite helpful) may not have been a chance.