The Two Towers

Being the Second Part of The Lord of the Rings


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Published Aug. 13, 2005 by HarperCollins Publishers.

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The second part of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS now fully corrected and revised, in collaboration with Christopher Tolkien, for the 50th anniversary of its first publication.

The Company of the Ring is sundered. Frodo and Sam continue their journey alone down the great River Anduin — alone that is, save for a mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go.

Thus continues the classic tale begun in The Fellowship of the Ring, which reaches its awesome climax in The Return of the King. --back cover

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"The Two Towers" by J.R.R. Tolkien continues the rich, epic journey of "The Fellowship of the Ring," raising the stakes and plunging the heroes deeper into the fight for the fate of Middle Earth. This second volume is filled with memorable characters, rich landscapes, and poetic passages that shines through a somewhat odd and disjointed structure.

In this volume, the Fellowship splits into two parts. Book Three follows Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli as they chase after Merry and Pippin, kidnapped by Orcs and Urukai from Isengard, into Rohan, a fiercely independent kingdom under attack from Saurman. Book Four follows on parallel the story of Frodo and Sam as they move closer to Mordor to destroy the One Ring in the fires of Mount Doom and along the way, they encounter a malevolent character lurking the shadows.

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