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The Two Towers

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Book III
1 - The Departure of Boromir
2 - The Riders of Rohan
3 - The Uruk-Hai
4 - Treebeard
5 - The White Rider
6 - The King of the Golden Hall
7 - Helm's Deep
8 - The Road to Isengard
9 - Flotsam and Jetsam
10 - The Voice of Saruman
11 - The Palantír
Book IV
1 - The Taming of Sméagol
2 - The Passage of the Marshes
3 - The Black Gate Is Closed
4 - Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit
5 - The Window on the West
6 - The Forbidden Pool
7 - Journey to the Cross-Roads
8 - The Stairs of Cirith Ungol
9 - Shelob's Lair
10 - The Choices of Master Samwise
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The Lord of the Rings, the great epic trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien about Middle-Earth and the ending of an age.

1) The Fellowship of the Ring
2) The Two Towers
3) The Return of the King
Copyright © 1954, 1965, 1966 by J.R.R. Tolkien
1954 edition Copyright © renewed 1982 by Christopher R. Tolkien, Michael H.R. Tolkien, John F.R. Tolkien, and Priscilla M.A.R. Tolkien
1965/1966 editions Copyright © renewed 1993, 1994 by Christopher R. Tolkien, John F.R. Tolkien, and Priscilla M.A.R. Tolkien
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Aragorn sped on up the hill.
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Frodo was alive but taken by the Enemy.
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Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
   Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
   One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
   One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
   One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
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This book follows the broken Fellowship and their adventures as they split into three groups.  Frodo and Sam make their way toward Mordor and along the way they meet Gollum.  Merry and Pippin have been captured by orcs and excape to meet the Ents.  Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli give chase to the hobbits and wind up involved in a struggle with the Riders of Rohan against Saruman's forces.  This book sets the stage for The Return of the King.

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'Strange are the ways of Men, Legolas!  Here they have one of the marvels of the Northern World, and what do they call of it?  Caves, they say!  Caves!  Holes to fly to in the time of war, to store fodder in!  My good Legolas, do you know that the caverns of Helm's Deep are vast and beautiful?  There would be an endless pilgrimage of Dwarves, merely to gaze at them, if such things were known to be.  Aye indeed, they would pay pure gold for a brief glance!'
    'And I would give gold to be excused,' said Legolas; 'and double to be let out, if I strayed in!'
    'You have not seen, so I forgive your jest,' said Gimli.  'But you speak like a fool.  Do you think those halls are fair, where your King dwells under the hill in Mirkwood, and Dwarves helped in their making long ago?  They are but hovels compared with the caverns I have seen here: immeasurable halls, filled with an everlasting music of water that tinkles into pools, as fair as Kheled-zârum in the starlight.
    'And, Legolas, when the torches are kindled and men walk on the sandy floors under the echoing domes, ah! then, Legolas, gems and crystals and veins of precious ore glint in the polished walls; and the light glows through folded marbles, shell-like, translucent as the living hands of Queen Galadriel.  There are columns of white and saffron and dawn-rose, Legolas, fluted and twisted into dream-like forms; they spring up from many-coloured floors to meet the glistening pendants of the roof: wings, ropes, curtains fine as frozen clouds; spears, banners, pinnacles of suspended palaces!  Still lakes mirror them: a glimmering world looks up from dark pools covered with clear glass; cities, such as the mind of Durin could scarce have imagined in his sleep, stretch on through avenues of pillared courts, on into the dark recesses where no light can come.  And plink! a silver drop falls, and the round wrinkles in the glass make all the towers bend and waver like weeds and corals in a grotto of the sea.  Then evening comes: they fade and twinkle out; the torches pass on into another chamber and another dream.  There is chamber after chamber, Legolas; hall opening out of hall, dome after dome, stair beyond stair; and still the winding paths lead on into the mountains' heart.  Caves!  The Caverns of Helm's Deep!  Happy was the chance that drove me there!  It makes me weep to leave them.'
    'Then I will wish you this fortune for your comfort, Gimli,' said the Elf, 'that you may come safe from war and return to see them again.  But do not tell all your kindred!  There seems little left for them to do, from your account,  Maybe the men of this land are wise to say little: one family of busy dwarves with hammer and chisel might mar more than they made.'
    'No, you do not understand,' said Gimli.  'No dwarf could be unmoved by such loveliness.  None of Durin's race would mine those caves for stones or ore, not if diamonds and gold could be got there.  Do you cut down groves of blossoming trees in the springtime for firewood?  We would tend these glades of flowering stone, not quarry them.  With cautious skill, tap by tap - a small chip of rock and no more, perhaps, in a while anxious day - so we could work, and as the years went by, we should open up new ways, and display far chambers that are still dark, glimpsed only by a void beyond fissures in the rock.  And lights, Legolas!  We should make lights, such lamps as one shone in Khazad-dûm; and when we wished we would drive away the night that has lain there since the hills were made; and when we desired rest, we would let the night return.'
    'You move me, Gimli,' said Legolas.  'I have never heard you speak like this before.  Almost you make me regret that I have not seen these caves.  Come!  Let us make a bargain - if we both return safe out of the perils that await us, we will journey for a while together.  You shall visit Fanghorn with me, and then I will come with you to see Helm's Deep.'
    'That would not be the way of return that I would choose,' said Gimli.  'But I will endure Fanghorn, if I have your promise to come back to the caves and share their wonder with me.'
    'You have my promise,' said Legolas.  'But alas!  Bow we must leave behind both cave and wood for a while.  See!  We are coming to the end of the trees.  How far is it to Isengard, Gandalf?'
    'About fifteen leagues, as the crows of Saruman make it,' said Gandalf: 'five from the mouth of Deeping Coomb to the Fords; and ten more from there to the gates of Isengard.  But we shall not ride all the way this night.'
    'And when we come there, what shall we see?' asked Gimli.  'You may know, but I cannot guess.'
    'I do not know for certain,' answered the wizard.  'I was there at nightfall yesterday, but much may have happened since.  Yet I think that you will not say that the journey was in vain - not though the Glittering Caves of Aglarond be left behind.'

 

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FEW NOVELS of our time have gathered so large and loyal a following as J. R. R. Tolkien's masterpiece, "The Lord of the Rings."

"No imaginary world has been projected which is at once multifarious and as true to its own innrer laws... none so relevant to the actual human situation yet so free from allegory...  Here are beauties which pierce like swords or burn like cold iron; here is a book that will break your heart... good beyond hope." - C. S. Lewis, Time and Tide

For those who have not read Part One, The Fellowship of the RIng, the author has provided a synopsis of the story to this point.  The Return of the King, the third and final volume, brings to a close his magnificent epic of Middle-earth.

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"This paperback edition, and no other, has been published with my consent and co-operation.  Those who approve of coutesy (at least) to living authors will purchase it, and no other."

J.R.R. Tolkien
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The Two Towers is the second volume of "The Lord of the Rings": "Here are beauties which pierce like swords or burn like cold iron; here is a book that will break your heart... good beyond hope."  C.S. Lewis

"This paperback edition, and no other, has been published with my consent and co-operation.  Those who approve of courtesy (at least) to living authors will purchase it, and no other.:"  J.R.R. Tolkien
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THE WAY OF THE RINGBEARER

The Fellowship was scattered.  Some were bracing hopelessly for war against the ancient evil of Sauron.  Some were contending with the treachery of the wizard Saruman.  Only Frodo and Sam were left to take the accursed Ring of Power to be destroyed in Mordor - the dark Kingdom where Sauron was supreme.  Their guide was Gollum, deceitful and lust-filled, slave to the corruption of the Ring.

Thus continues the magnificent, bestselling tale of adventure begun in The Fellowship of the Ring, which reaches its soul-stirring climax in The Return of the King.

SPECIAL SILVER JUBILEE EDITION
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"Here are beauties which pierce like swords or burn like cold iron." - C.S. Lewis

The Lord of the Rings is J.R.R. Tolkien's great three-volume epic set in the imaginary world of the Third Age of Middle-earth - a world inhabited by many strange beings, including hobbits, an ancient people smaller than dwarves, cheerful, peace-loving and shy.  Since its original publication, this work has caught the imagination of readers of all ages and walks of life.  It is an adventure story, an adult fairy tale, a classic myth, which Michael Straight has called on of the "very few works of genius in recent literature."

In response to the widespread interest and enthusiasm evoked by The Lord of the Rings, Professor Tolkien has prepared this second edition, making a number of emendations in the text and providing a new forward, new appendices and an index.

The Third Age of Middle-earth is a world receptive to poets, scholars, children, and all other people of good will.  Donald Barr has described it as "a scrubbed morning world, and a ringing nightmare world... especially sunlit, and shadowed by perils very fundamental, of a peculiarly uncompounded darkness."

The story of this world is one of high and heroic adventure.  W. H. Auden has said: "The first thing one asks of an adventure story is that the adventure should be various and exciting... Mr. Tolkien's invention is unflagging."  And C. S. Lewis: "If Ariosto rivalled it in invention (in fact he does not) he would still lack its heroic seriousness.  No imaginary world has been projected which is at once so multifarious and so true."

Lewis compared The Lord of the Rings to Orlando Furioso.  Barr has compared it to Beowulf, Auden to The Thirty-Nine Steps, Naomi Mitchison to the Morte d'Arthur, Richard Hughes to the Faerie Queene.  Each reader can find in it something he is looking for, but the book is sui generis - a triumph of imaginative genius, which exists within its own framework and on its own terms.

J. R. R. TOLKIEN was Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford and a Fellow of Pembroke College from 1925 to 1945, and Professor of English Language and Literature and a Fellow of Merton College from 1945 to his retirement in 1959.  His chief interest was in the literary and linguistic tradition of the English West Midlands, especially in Beowulf, the Ancrene Wisse, and Sir Gawaine and the Green Knight; but he is better known to the reading public as the author of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion, his great posthumous history of Middle-earth.
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The second volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure The Lord of the Rings

"Here are beauties which pierce like swords or burn like cold iron."  - C.S. Lewis

"Among the dreatest works of imaginative fiction of the twentieth cetury.  The book presents us with the richest profusion of new lands and new creatures, from the beauty of Lothlorien to the horror of Mordor, adventures to hold us spell-bound, and words of beauty and evocation to bring all vividly before us."  - Sunday Telegraph


One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them
One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them


Frobo and his 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 a battle in the Mines of Moria.  And Boromir, seduced by the power of the Ring, tried to seize it force.  While Frodo and Sam made their escape, the rest of the company was attacked by Orcs.

Now they continue the journey alone down the great River Anduin - alone, that is, save for the mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go.

J.R.R. TOLKIEN (1892 - 1973) is one of the twentieth century's best-loved writers.  His books, which include The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, have been translated into more than thirty languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.
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THE GREATEST FANTASY EPIC OF OUR TIME

The Fellowship was scattered.  Some were bracing hopelessly for war against the ancient evil of Sauron.  Some were contending with the treachery of the wizard Saruman.  Only Frodo and Sam were left to take the accursed Ring of Power to be destroyed in Mordor - the dark Kingdom where Sauron was supreme.  Their guide was Gollum, deceitful and lust-filled, slave to the corruption of the Ring.

THUS CONTINUES THE MAGNIFICENT, BESTSELLING TALE OF ADVENTURE BEGUN IN THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, WHICH REACHES ITS SOUL-STIRRING CLIMAX IN THE RETURN OF THE KING.
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THE GREATEST FANTASY EPIC OF ALL TIME

The Fellowship was scattered.  Some were bracing hopelessly for war against the ancient evil of Sauron.  Some were contending with the treachery of the wizard Saruman.  Only Frodo and Sam were left to take the accursed Ring of Power to be destroyed in Mordor - the dark Kingdom where Sauron was supreme.  Their guide was Gollum, deceitful and lustfilled, slave to the corruption of the Ring.

THUS CONTINUES THE MAGNIFICENT, BESTSELLING TALE OF ADVENTURE BEGUN IN THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, WHICH REACHES ITS SOUL-STIRRING CLIMAX IN THE RETURN OF THE KING.
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I got this edition for Christmas.
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THE GREATEST FANTASY EPIC OF ALL TIME

The Fellowship was scattered.  Some were bracing hopelessly for war against the ancient evil of Sauron.  Some were contending with the treachery of the wizard Saruman.  Only Frodo and Sam were left to take the accursed Ring of Power to be destroyed in Mordor - the dark Kingdom where Sauron was supreme.  Their guide was Gollum, deceitful and lustfilled, slave to the corruption of the Ring.

THUS CONTINUES THE MAGNIFICENT, BESTSELLING TALE OF ADVENTURE BEGUN IN THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, WHICH REACHES ITS SOUL-STIRRING CLIMAX IN THE RETURN OF THE KING.
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THE GREATEST FANTASY EPIC OF OUR TIME


The Fellowship is scattered.  Some brace hopelessly for war against the ancient evil of Sauron.  Others must contend with the treachery of the wizard Saruman.  Only Frodo and Sam are left to take the One Ring, ruler of all the accursed Rings of Power, to be destroyed in Mordor, the dark realm where Sauron is supreme.  Their guide is GoHum, deceitful and obsessive slave to the corruption of the Ring.

"An extraordinary work - pure excitement, unencumbered narrative, moral warmth, bare-faced rejoicing in beauty, but excitement most of all."
- The New York Times Book Review

THUS CONTINUES THE BESTSELLING EPIC THAT BEGAN IN THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING AND REACHES ITS MAGNIFICENT CLIMAX IN THE RETURN OF THE KING.
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 J R R Tolkien
Birth: 03 Jan 1892 Bloemfontein, Orange Free State, South Africa
Death: 02 Sep 1973 Bournemouth, Dorset, England, UK

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  • I try to maintain page numbers for audiobooks even though obviously there aren't any. I do this to keep track of pages read and I try to use the Kindle version page numbers for this.
  • Synopses marked with an asterisk (*) were generated by an AI. There aren't a lot since this is an iffy way to do it - AI seems to make stuff up.
  • When specific publication dates are unknown (ie prefixed with a "Cir"), I try to get the publication date that is closest to the specific printing that I can.
  • When listing chapters, I only list chapters relevant to the story. I will usually leave off Author Notes, Indices, Acknowledgements, etc unless they are relevant to the story or the book is non-fiction.
  • Page numbers on this site are for the end of the main story. I normally do not include appendices, extra material, and other miscellaneous stuff at the end of the book in the page count.






See my goodreads icon goodreads page. I almost never do reviews, but I use this site to catalogue books.
See my librarything icon librarything page. I use this site to catalogue books and it has more details on books than goodreads does.


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