The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings) (Vol 2)

The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings) (Vol 2)

By J. R. R. Tolkien

35 ratings 26 reviews 38 followers
Book 2 of 3 in the  The Lord of the Rings Series
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Grades 9 - 12Grade 7n/a6.3143436
Oversized illustrated hardback edition of the second part of JRR Tolkien's epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, fully reset and featuring full-page watercolour paintings by award-winning artist, Alan Lee. Celebrated Tolkien artist Alan Lee's lavishly illustrated volume tells the story of Frodo and the Companions of the Ring who 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 the battle with an evil spirit in the Mines of Moria; and at the Falls of Rauros, 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 were attacked by Orcs. Now they continue their journey alone down the great River Anduin -- alone, that is, save for the mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go.
Publisher: Mariner Books
ISBN-13: 9780547928203
ISBN-10: 0547928203
Published on 9/18/2012
Binding: Paperback
Number of pages: 352

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In this breathtaking second part of J.R.R Tolkien´s amazing trilogy the journey really intensifies and Sauramaun is overthrown by Gandalf

I love this Book. It is action packed and suspense full.

I love this book it is filled with action and suspense. The characters are Frodo, Sam, Gollem/Smeagol, Pippin, Mary, Gandalf , Aragorn, Saruman, Wormtounge, Gimli, Legolas , and Theoden. Hope you read it!

I read the hobbit and the fellowship of the ring. These books tend to lack females but are extremely interesting. A wizard named Saruman is trying to take over everything because the ring of power does his bidding and Frodo is trying to destroy the ring before Saruman gets it and everything becomes dark.

I love the amount of detail J.R.R Tolkien put into this book and really enjoyed reading it.

i am still reading this

If you liked the first Lord of the Rings book, you'll love the sequel. The book The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien is set somewhere in the year 3023 In the fictional land of Middle-Earth. The major protagonist would be Frodo Baggins, son of Drogo. He has to destroy the accursed Ring of Power in Mount Doom, right under the nose of the major antagonist, Sauron. Lots of minor skirmishes happen, but the most intense battles are the storming of Isengard, and the battle of Helm's Deep. One of the turning points in the book might be when Frodo and Sam had decided to leave the Fellowship, and travel to Mordor alone. Through many dangers, the book shows the loyalty of Sam, and how the main characters are able to reach the mountains. And as if it wasn't pressure enough, their friends are on the other side of the world, fighting a war they cannot win. Frodo must reach Mordor before Rohan and Gondor fail. I like the book, because despite the fact that there are many kingdoms, Tolkien is consistent in direction.

I read this book and realized that there is not an author better at keeping such a long story so engaging.

Immanuel Immanuel

In J.R.R. Tolkien's The Two Towers , adventure and peril are peeking around every corner. In the epic sequel to The Fellowship of the Ring, the Fellowship begins to crumble. Gandalf is lost in Kazad-Dûm to a Balrog. Boromir falls beside the Anduin protecting Meriadoc and Perigrin to the bitter end. Frodo and Sam set off for Mordor alone, where the accursed Ring of Power must be destroyed in Mount Doom. Pippin and Merry are captured by orcs, and Legolas, Gimli, and Aragorn are left to track Merry and Pippin. In this book, you will experience Rohan, Fangorn, the Falls of Rauros, and Isengard. However, Frodo and Sam will have to be careful. For the watchful Eye of Sauron and the creature Gollum both want the Ring for themselves. Best book ever.

I really liked this, but be warned. It goes on, and on, and on.

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