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

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.
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published on September 1, 2002 by HarperCollins
ISBN-10: 0007136560
ISBN-13: 9780007136568
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  • lynx99
    lynx99Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 6:55 am55 stars
    I love this Book. It is action packed and suspense full.
    • lynx99
      lynx99Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 6:51 am55 stars
      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!
      • mewheart
        mewheartWednesday, March 1, 2017 at 2:20 pm55 stars
        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.
        • 42mineturtles
          42mineturtlesFriday, May 13, 2016 at 5:56 pm55 stars
          I love the amount of detail J.R.R Tolkien put into this book and really enjoyed reading it.
          • bookchamp
            bookchampMonday, October 19, 2015 at 7:00 am44 stars
            i am still reading this
            • immlibb
              immlibbThursday, October 8, 2015 at 4:57 am55 stars
              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.
              • gundam
                gundamThursday, September 24, 2015 at 3:11 pm55 stars
                I read this book and realized that there is not an author better at keeping such a long story so engaging.
                • ImmanuelMonday, September 21, 2015 at 8:13 am
                  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.
                  • booknutjob
                    booknutjobFriday, September 11, 2015 at 6:55 am44 stars
                    I really liked this, but be warned. It goes on, and on, and on.
                    • LeroyWednesday, May 20, 2015 at 8:38 am
                      This is the 3rd book to ever be written in the land of Middle Earth. After taking refuge in the Mines of Moria, the awakened something that should never be awake: The Balrog. A beast of darkness and fire, Gandalf sacrifices himself to slay the beast, however, they cannot stay and mourn the loss of their dearest friend, for they must continue to Mount Doom at once. However, the Ring has sensed their quest, and is seeking to turn them against each other. At the Falls of Rauros, Boromir, who has been seeking the Ring for himself since the beginning, becomes a mere pawn for the Ring, and tries to seize it for himself to take it to Sauron himself. While The Fellowship is attacked by Orcs, Frodo and Sam realize they cannot stay, so they leave for Isengaurd, but something seems to be lurking in the shadows...