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Der Herr Der Ringe, Band 2: Die zwei Türme (original 1954; edition 2002)

by J. R. R. Tolkien

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Title:Der Herr Der Ringe, Band 2: Die zwei Türme
Authors:J. R. R. Tolkien
Info:French & European Pubns (2002), Paperback, 441 Seiten
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The Two Towers: Being the Second Part of The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien (Author) (1954)

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It was okay. I can't really understand all the locations they mention. All i know is rivendell, the shire, and mordor. ( )
  JohnLambrechts | Sep 24, 2018 |
Two down, one to go! Go Sam, go! ( )
  omgitsafox | Jul 23, 2018 |
Talvez o volume de O Senhor dos Anéis que mais gostei, Góllum é fascinante e a maneira brusca em que o livro termina é aterradora. ( )
  Adriana_Scarpin | Jun 12, 2018 |
Another great installment in this trilogy...our Fellowship may be split, they are all in some dark places, and could all use a helping hand.

On to book 3! ( )
  RivetedReaderMelissa | Mar 22, 2018 |
This book starts out right after The Fellowship of the Rings ends, and has basically two parts. One is about Gandalf, Legolas, Gimli, and Aragorn, and one is about Frodo, Sam, and Gollum. I'll start with the one about Aragorn and those people. So, Frodo and Sam set of to Mordor with out letting the rest of the Fellowship know, so they all start looking for them, and get attacked by Orcs. Some of these orcs are from Mordor, some are from the Misty Mountains, and some are from Isengaurd, Saruman's orcs. Saruman is a wizard, and the leader of the White Council. He turned evil and wants the ring for himself. Anyway, they get attacked by these orcs, who kill Boromir, and capture Merry and Pippin. Legolas, Gimli, and Aragorn ( or The Grey Company ) go chasing after these orcs for days. Eventually they have to rest and by the time the wake up, they can't find the orcs. They don't really know what to do until they see these people on horses who ride up to them. These people are the riders of the kingdom of Rohan. They tell the Grey Company that they killed all of the orcs, so Aragorn and Gimli and Legolas don't really know what to do, so they rest for the night. So, when Merry and Pippin got captured by the orcs, they got carried off, the orcs meant to take them to Isengaurd, but then they got attacked by the riders, so during the confusion, Merry and Pippin run off into the woods of Fangorn, where they meet Treebeard the Ent. An Ent is kind of like a giant tree person. Treebeard takes the hobbits to his home, where the hobbits explain to him what happened. This gets Treebeard angry at Saruman. Treebeard was already angry at Saruman for destroying parts of the forest, but this really pushes him over the edge. He summons the rest of the Ents, and they head toward Isengaurd. Meanwhile, after The Grey Company woke up from their rest, they find a mysterious old man in their camp site. Gimli asks him who he is, and the old man tells them that they already know him. Gimli lunges at the old man, but the old man reveals that he is Gandalf they Grey reincarnated as Gandalf the White. He tells The Company that they need to recruit the Riders of Rohan to overthrow Saruman. So they set out to the kingdom of Rohan. They go to the Castle where the king of Rohan lives, but his councilor Wormtounge tells them to get out, so Gandalf zaps him with lighting, and tells the king that Wormtounge has been poisoning his brain. The king, Theoden, decides to come with Gandalf to overthrow Saruman. The King, his solders, and The Grey Company set of to Isengaurd, but they stop at a fortress called Helm's Deep for the night. While they're asleep, the fortress gets surrounded by Saruman's orcs. They wake up to defend the fortress, and they have this really long battle. Eventually, they drive the orcs away from the fortress, and all these trees come out of nowhere and cover the orcs. So the company won the battle, and they set of to Isengaurd. When they get there, all of the buildings have already been destroyed, and the castle was already stormed, and they see Merry and Pippin sitting by the entrance, having a picnic. They ask Merry and Pippin what happened and they tell them that the Ents had already got there and destroyed everything, and that the trees that covered the orcs were sent by the Ents but Saruman is still in his tower, the Orthanc. They Grey Company, Theoden, and the hobbits go up the tower, and find Saruman and Wormtounge. Gandalf wants Saruman to join them to overthrow Sauron, but he refuses and throw a mysterious Stone Orb at the company. They leave the Orthanc, and camp out in Isengaurd. Pippin gets curious of the orb, so while Gandalf is sleeping, he taked the orb and looks into it. The Orb lights up, and Pippin has a vision of Sauron, and then passes out. He wakes up, and Gandalf tells him that orb is a Palantir, created by the ancient men of Middle earth to communicate, and that Sauron must have another one. Just then, they see a Nazgul flying overhead, so Gandalf and Pippin ride away. In the other part, Frodo and Sam head to Mordor, and they have to cross through a swamp. Eventually they realize that Gollum, the original owner of the ring, is following them. They capture him, and make him show them the way to Mordor. He leads them for a long time, until one day they stop to rest, and Gollum wanders off somewhere, so it's just Frodo and Sam sitting around, when out of the blue they find these men, who are walking around, patrolling the border between Gondor and Mordor. The men, led by Faramir,brother of Boromir, take the hobbits to one of their outposts, where they stay for some time. Eventually they have to get back on the road again, so they find Gollum and set off to Mordor. They cross the Ash Mountains, and Gollum leads them through a tunnel. It is actually a trick, the tunnel is guarded by Shelob, the giant spider, who stings Frodo. Sam takes Frodo's sword and the Phial given to him by Galadriel, and fights of Shelob. Sam thinks Frodo is dead, so he takes the ring and tries to set of to Mordor by himself, but he sees some orcs take Frodo's body, and he hears them say that they think Frodo is still alive, so he runs after the orcs.
I really like this book, I give it four stars. I think it was better than the first book. I liked the plot, and the characters, especially the Ents. It was really well written. I didn't really like the part when Frodo and Sam were crossing the swamp though. I thought that was kind of boring. But I really liked the rest of the book. ( )
  tenisonf.b4 | Mar 21, 2018 |
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That 'The Lord of the Rings' should appeal to readers of the most austere tastes suggests that they too now long for the old, forthright, virile kind of narrative... the author has had intimate access to an epic tradition stretching back and back and disappearing in the mists of Germanic history, so that his story has a kind of echoing depth behind it...
 

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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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Aragorn sped on up the hill. Every now and then he bent to the ground. Hobbits go light, and their footprints are not easy even for a Ranger to read, but not far from the top a spring crossed the path, and in the wet earth he saw what he was seeking.
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J.R.R. Tolkien's complete work The Lord of the Rings consists of six Books, frequently bound in three Volumes, as follow:
  • Volume I: The Fellowship of the Ring, consisting of Book 1, "The Ring Sets Out" and Book 2, "The Ring Goes South";
  • Volume II: The Two Towers, consisting of Book 3, "The Treason of Isengard," and Book 4, "The Ring Goes East"; and
  • Volume III: The Return of the King, consisting of Book 5, "The War of the Ring," and Book 6, "The End of the Third Age," with Appendices.
This LT Work consists of Volume II, The Two Towers; please do not combine it with any other part(s) or with Tolkien's complete work, each of which have LT Works pages of their own.

CAUTION: It appears that most copies of the title O Senhor dos Anéis: As Duas Torres in Portuguese translation are the complete Volume II of "The Lord of the Rings," published in English as The Two Towers. However, a Brazilian edition of the same title reportedly includes only the first part (of two) of Volume II, roughly corresponding to Book Three of the larger Work, The Treason of Isengard; see O Senhor dos Anéis. Please be mindful of the difference, and only combine records for Works having the same content. Thank you.
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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.
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