Paperback, 971 pages

English language

Published April 26, 1999 by HarperCollins Publishers.

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The second part of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS

The Company of the Ring is sundered. Frodo and Sam continue their journey alone down the great River Anduin - alone, that is, save for the 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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So, did I enjoy The Two Towers more then The Fellowship of the Ring? Or are they equally great? Should I decide when I’ve read the last volume; The Return of the King?

I’m not sure. I really enjoyed the first volume and I really enjoyed the second one.

The first was the beginning. And in The Two Towers I learned more about the main characters, their history, and their relationships. I learned more about Middle-Earth and the beings living there. The Orcs, the Ents, the villains (no spoilers); to name a few.

Tolkien created a fantastic world; an immense world with fascinating characters. There’s not that much I could add to this ‘review’…

Only this one: I’m missing strong female characters - there are a few, but they’re only supporting. The main characters are all male!

Yes I know, the Lord of the Rings books were written a long …

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