The Two Towers is the sequel to J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring, and is the second volume in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Frodo Baggins and Sam Gamgee have been taken captive by Orcs, and are being led back to Sauron’s stronghold in Mordor.Meanwhile, Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, Merry Brandybuck, and Pippin Took continue their journey across Middle-earth to secure help from Gondor against Sauron’s forces.
For who is this book for ?
- The Two Towers is an excellent sequel to The Fellowship of the Ring.
- It is well written, and Tolkien’s worldbuilding is second to none.
- The characters are richly drawn and engaging.
- The Two Towers can be confusing to follow if you haven’t read The Fellowship of the Ring.
- Some parts of the book are slow and tedious.
- The ending is very satisfying.
Learn more about the author
J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973) was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor who is best known as the author of the classic high fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. This book tells second half story about Hobbits Frodo Baggins & Samwise Gamgee captured by Orcs then Aragorn& company finding help to save them from Sauron’s stronghold in Mordor.
“The Two Towers is the brilliant middle book of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings epic. Frodo and Sam are captured by Orcs and taken to Mordor, whilst Aragorn, Legolas et al search for them across Middle-earth. This is an action-packed read with drama, suspense and plenty of magic.”
“A fitting continuation of the Lord of the Rings trilogy”
“The Two Towers is the middle volume of Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, and it has all the characteristics that make fantasy so pleasurable. It alternates between events in hobbit-land and those on a grand scale, with characters you come to know intimately mixed up in both. In this second installment we witness Frodo Baggins’ capture by Orcs as he and Sam Gamgee try to return to Mordor; Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli et al.’s search for Gandalf (who seems almost dead); Merry Brandybuck and Pippin Took being taken captive by Treebeard the Ent; Sauron mounting his assault on Gondor from Minas Morgul; Éowyn falling in love with Aragorn but thwarting him when she finds out he is not really Strider but rather just another warrior trying to save Middle-earth.”
“The Two Towers is an amazing book. It’s one of my favorites.”