Building the story begun in The Hobbit and continuing the adventures of The Fellowship of the Ring, this is the second part of Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, featuring the definitive text, hyperlinked footnotes and page references, and a detailed map of Middle-earth.
Frodo and the 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 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.
JRR Tolkien’s great work of imaginative fiction has been labelled both a heroic romance and a classic fantasy fiction. By turns comic and homely, epic and diabolic, the narrative moves through countless changes of scene and character in an imaginary world which is totally convincing in its detail....Continua
This book contains many characters and description details, which I found boring sometimes. But I liked it the book in general.
This book was easier than the Fellowship and I actually understood more. The best part is, I have not seen the movies for these so for me to interpret it and understand it is a very good achievement.
I found the way the book was made up is very adventurous and mysterious. This is a very original idea and wonderful fantasy world. The medieval era was a wonderful time to write about and include the best magical and adventuresome elements in written history.
The ending of this book was so surprising and left me with a stunned feeling. I must know what happens and how it all turns out....Continua
I know there are several more reviews, more qualified reviews, but I would like to point out that I found that dividing the story into two parts (one with Frodo/Sam/Gollum, and the other with Aragorn/Legoloth/Gimli) was much more effective than intertwining them. I found TTT to be easily the weakest in the film series, but a very important piece to the literature trilogy. Regardless of you opinion on the film, you'll like this book. A much read for everyone! Note: read HOBBIT and FELLOWSHIP first, of course....Continua
i definitely enjoyed the two towers more compared to the fellowship of the ring. less songs and more action.