The Two Towers

The Two Towers

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 o The Fellowship was scattered. Some were bracing hopelessly for war against the ancient evil of Sauron. Some were conten...

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Title:The Two Towers
Author:J.R.R. Tolkien
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:The Two Towers
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:322 pages pages

The Two Towers Reviews

  • J.G. Keely
    May 28, 2009
    Writers who inspire a genre are usually misunderstood. Tolkien's reasons for writing were completely unlike those of the authors he inspired. He didn't have an audience, a genre, and scores of contemporaries. There was a tradition of high adventure fairy tales, as represented by Eddiso...
  • Alejandro
    Jul 31, 2014
    The hope for saving Middle-Earth continues! THE FELLOWSHIP IS BROKEN There is some good in this world, and it's worth fighting for. So much for the fellowship made of representative of the races of good in the Middle-Earth with the task of destroying The One Ring in t...
  • Becky
    Nov 23, 2015
    Quickie review: -This book contains my favorite non-fellowship character: Faramir. His family situation is dealt with more in the next book, but the fact that he turned out so good and fair, as shown in this book, makes me just love him. He is badass when necessary and wise when that...
  • Manny
    Nov 30, 2017
    Rereading The Lord of the Rings in German is an interesting exercise; as usual, not knowing the language well and being forced to go slowly makes me notice aspects I missed or skipped over on earlier visits. Two things in particular stood out. First, and I guess this comes from first b...
  • Jason Koivu
    Nov 23, 2008
    The Two Towers suffers from the Jan syndrome. It's the middle child, and one that wasn't even meant to exist. Tolkien didn't intend The Lord of the Rings to be a trilogy, but rather one whole book, so inevitably the second volume was doomed to have no true beginning nor a satisfying fi...
  • K.D. Absolutely
    Aug 23, 2009
    Tolkien did not design The Lord of the Rings to be read as three separate books. However, since the book is flawless, there is just no boring moment. Even if you chop it further to 6, 12 or 24 books, I think all of them deserve 5 stars. I am not a big fan of fantasy genre but this one ...
  • Apatt
    Aug 29, 2011
    ?The cold hard lands, they bites our hands, they gnaws our feet. The rocks and stones are like old bones all bare of meat. But stream and pool is wet and cool: so nice for feet! Get Down!? Yesss, we love rock ?n? roll, don?t we, Precious? The nassty hobbit...
  • Bradley
    Mar 26, 2013
    It's sometimes hard to complain about one of your favorite books, but here I go, comparing it to the damn movie and making my complaints. :) ... the movie has much better pacing. I mean, damn, I love how it improved on the book by switching between PoV's like that! No sticking with ...
  • Emily May
    Mar 26, 2011
    I'm one of very few people in the world that actually really hate the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and 'The Hobbit' as well. I've read 'The Hobbit' twice, trying to capture the second time what I was sure I must have missed the first time round... but no. And then I read The Fellowship...
  • Jonathan
    Feb 08, 2011
    A review of Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers by Sauron After my review of the Fellowship of the Ring, my agent BBMed me and said that people still thought I was a bitter a-hole. He suggested that I learn to deal with my situation by talking with some likeminded people who have face...
  • BAM The Bibliomaniac
    Feb 13, 2017
    AUDIO REREAD #2 Actual reread probably #6 2018 Reading Challenge: book made into a movie I?ve already seen I want to start a list of every book that includes a "Dark Lord" Wormtongue vs Worm Tail I can't help it. Every time Sam says " master! Master!" I break into Master ...
  • James
    Jan 07, 2012
    Book Review For as long as I can remember, I have loved serial fiction and saga stories. The Lord of the Rings trilogy and associated books by J.R.R. Tolkien are a treasure. I first found the books when I was 14 and had to re-read again when the movies came out in the last decade ...
  • Liam Degnan
    Mar 13, 2012
    ?War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all; but I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend.? 4 Stars Sooooo I originally said...
  • Ariel
    Jul 05, 2016
    I'm not sure why it took me so long to finally pick up Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings; I love fantasy and this is such a godfather read in that genre, as with its sub-genres. Every time a movie would come out a distant clonk would crash about in my head as a reminder that I should div...
  • Whitney Atkinson
    Feb 15, 2017
    I feel guilty rating this book because I kid you not, I just BARELY absorbed anything in this book. I listened to it on audio, and I was maybe only attentive for 50% of that experience. It doesn't help that my professor gets so off track during class that we never actually discuss what...
  • Anish Kohli
    Oct 05, 2017
    Anish: This book is a vast, VAST improvement on the last one! People: Really? And yet you rated it 4 stars while you rated the last one 5 stars! Anish: Yeah well, for me this book had a couple of problems... People: Really? Are you even serious? Do you not know what you have ...
  • Laz
    Dec 20, 2013
    ?The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.? The quote above is just one reason to get yourself to read this. This was the ...
  • Vani
    Sep 18, 2013
    I love the LOTR books and there are no words I can use to describe the beauty of the prose and the beautiful, absolutely stupendous wordplay that's been used to create life like imagery. Seriously, there is a reason why LOTR series is considered the finest work of the 20th century. The...
  • Sean Barrs the Bookdragon
    Jan 17, 2014
    Another Tolkien review? Yep, I?m putting out another Tolkien review. I?m on a mission, a mission to review everything written by Tolkien. And I literally mean everything. I?ve read most of his works, so I?m starting with those first before I move on to the few I haven?t read ...
  • Jo
    Jun 16, 2018
    As this is my third reread of this book, so I'm not going to write a long-winded review, as I think I've said most of what needs to be said about this book in a previous review. This book is still as amazingly beautiful, as the first time I read it. The only thing I am certain of, is...
  • Glenn Sumi
    Mar 05, 2016
    Herewith Some Notes On My Inaugural Journey Through The Second Volume Of Tolkien's The Lord Of The Rings Me after staying up all night reading The Two Towers I liked The Fellowship Of The Ring , but this book made me love Tolkien?s Middle-Earth epic. Some of the writing is a...
  • Brian
    Dec 20, 2014
    2019 Update: Seventh Read. Reading the history of Numenor this year, and reading about the wraiths, how they were fallen kings, stood out to me. Seven reads, and the magic remains. Such a spiritual masterpiece. I consider Tolkien my literary father, or grandfather. I realized this as ...
  • Alex
    Dec 16, 2016
    The Two Towers is the second novel of the trilogy The Lord of the Rings. The companions are split to do their own bidding for the cause against darkness that is coming over their world. One group fights Saruman. The other group searches their way to Mordor with the ring's burden. What ...
  • R.K. Gold
    Dec 02, 2017
    Well two down and one to go. One of the first things I have to say about this book is WOW the battle of Helm's Deep was short. Since I saw the movies before reading the books, so much of what I saw is superimposed over the words I'm reading. This is probably the first book series I've ...
  • James
    Apr 02, 2015
    ?The Lord of the Rings?: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien?s three volume masterpiece comprising ?The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King? ? is quite simply a literary, artistic and intellectual creation and achievement of epic and monumental proportio...
  • Hannah Greendale
    Nov 24, 2016
    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. ...
  • Dannii Elle
    May 07, 2018
    My final read of 2018 and it was a full five stars and a new favourite! I'm looking forward to completing this infamous trilogy but I'm putting it off as I seem to be unable to say goodbye to these beloved characters. On my review for The Fellowship of the Ring I stated that my fami...
  • Paul E. Morph
    Jul 15, 2015
    The second act of the classic Lord Of The Rings saga is divided into two halves; the second half focussing on Frodo, Sam and Gollum and the first half focussing on the rest of the divided fellowship. To be honest, I love this book so much, it's virtually impossible for me to write a b...
  • Iryna *Book and Sword*
    Aug 12, 2018
    ?War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all; but I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend.? This second installment (or the middle of ...
  • Johann (jobis89)
    Jun 30, 2016
    "It's like in the great stories, Mr Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were. And sometimes you didn't want to know the end... because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the ...