The Two Towers: Being the Second Part of The Lord of the Rings

By J.R.R. Tolkien

The moment quantity in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic experience THE LORD OF THE RINGS

One Ring to rule all of them, One Ring to discover them, One Ring to carry all of them and within the darkness bind them

Frodo and his partners of the hoop were beset by means of chance in the course of their quest to avoid the Ruling Ring from falling into the fingers of the darkish Lord by means of destroying it within the Cracks of Doom. they've got misplaced the wizard, Gandalf, in a conflict within the Mines of Moria. And Boromir, seduced by way of the ability of the hoop, attempted to grab it by way of strength. whereas Frodo and Sam made their break out, the remainder of the corporate used to be attacked by means of Orcs. Now they proceed the adventure by myself down the good River Anduin—alone, that's, shop for the mysterious creeping determine that follows anywhere they pass.

“Among the best works of inventive fiction of the 20th century. The booklet provides us with the richest great quantity of latest lands and creatures, from the great thing about Lothlórien to the horror of Mordor.” – Sunday Telegraph

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Unexpectedly Shadowfax stood nonetheless and neighed. Gandalf pointed forward. ‘Look! ’ he cried, and so they lifted their drained eyes. earlier than them stood the mountains of the South: white-tipped and streaked with black. The grass-lands rolled opposed to the hills that clustered at their toes, and flowed up into many valleys nonetheless dim and darkish, untouched by way of the sunshine of sunrise, winding their approach into the center of the good mountains. instantly sooner than the travelers the widest of those glens opened like a protracted gulf one of the hills. a ways inward they glimpsed a tumbled mountain-mass with one tall height; on the mouth of the vale there stood like a sentinel a lonely peak. approximately its ft there flowed, as a thread of silver, the move that issued from the dale; upon its forehead they stuck, nonetheless distant, a glint within the emerging sunlight, a glimmer of gold. ‘Speak, Legolas! ’ acknowledged Gandalf. ‘Tell us what you spot there prior to us! ’ Legolas gazed forward, shading his eyes from the extent shafts of the new-risen sunlight. ‘I see a white circulation that comes down from the snows,’ he acknowledged. ‘Where it concerns from the shadow of the vale a eco-friendly hill rises upon the east. A dike and robust wall and thorny fence encircle it. inside of there upward push the roofs of homes; and within the midst, set upon a eco-friendly terrace, there stands aloft a good corridor of guys. And it sort of feels to my eyes that it really is thatched with gold. the sunshine of it shines a long way over the land. Golden, too, are the posts of its doorways. There males in vivid mail stand; yet all else in the courts are but asleep. ’ ‘Edoras these courts are called,’ acknowledged Gandalf, ‘and Meduseld is that golden corridor. There dwells Théoden son of Thengel, King of the Mark of Rohan. we're include the emerging of the day. Now the line lies simple to determine sooner than us. yet we needs to experience extra warily; for struggle is in another country, and the Rohirrim, the Horse-lords, don't sleep, whether it look so from afar. Draw no weapon, converse no haughty notice, i advise you all, until eventually we're come prior to Théoden’s seat. ’ The morning used to be vibrant and transparent approximately them, and birds have been making a song, while the travelers got here to the movement. It ran down speedily into the obvious, and past the toes of the hills became throughout their direction in a large bend, flowing away east to feed the Entwash faraway in its reed-choked beds. The land was once eco-friendly: within the rainy meads and alongside the grassy borders of the movement grew many willow-trees. Already during this southern land they have been blushing purple at their fingertips, feeling the technique of spring. Over the movement there has been a ford among low banks a lot trampled by means of the passage of horses. The visitors omitted and stumbled on a large rutted song best in the direction of the uplands. on the foot of the walled hill the best way ran less than the shadow of many mounds, excessive and eco-friendly. Upon their western facets the grass was once white as with a drifted snow: small flora sprang there like numerous stars amid the turf. ‘Look! ’ stated Gandalf. ‘How reasonable are the intense eyes within the grass! Evermind they're referred to as, simbelmynë during this land of fellows, for they blossom in the entire seasons of the 12 months, and develop the place useless males relaxation.

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