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O Senhor dos Anéis: As Duas Torres - Livro 2 (original 1954; edition 2019)

by J. R. R. Tolkien

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Frodo and his companions of the ring have been beset by danger during their quest to prevent the ruling ring from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord by destroying it in the Cracks of Doom. They lost the wizard Gandalf in a battle in the Mines of Moria, and Boromir, seduced by the power of the ring, tried to seize it by force. While Frodo and Sam made their escape, the rest of the company was attacked by Orcs. Now they continue the journey alone down th great River Anduin ... alone, that is, save for the mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go.… (more)
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The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien (1954)

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The party is split. Frodo and Sam have snuck away and bravely forged their own path toward Mordor, and Pippin and Merry have been kidnapped by fearsome orcs and haven't an inkling where they are headed. The three remaining members, undeterred, set off in rapid pursuit of the captured hobbits, braced for conflict and primed for adventure.

While it's impossible not to marvel and appreciate all that this series has spawned — from a whole genre of adventure fantasy books to films, D&D and RPGs — it's surprising to me at times just how slow the narrative gets. This book in particular probably suffers from middle-book syndrome, sandwiched in between the new excitement of character introductions and the journey's commencement in the first book, and the dramatic climax in the third. Not a whole lot happens, but it was all right. ( )
  ryner | Sep 21, 2022 |
I love this audio version narrated by Andy Serkis. Hard to imagine that all the various characters were not in the room with him reading the story. ( )
  MrsLee | Sep 14, 2022 |
Slightly less compelling than Fellowship but hey, the thing wasn't supposed to be split into separate books in the first place. ( )
  Gumbywan | Jun 24, 2022 |
This is my favorite book in the series. LOTR is top tier fantasy for me. ( )
  natmo | Jun 1, 2022 |
Reading these as three books to help with my reading slump and I'm marking this down a little from Fellowship. It feels more uneven, maybe because of the narrative being divided into two main threads and also feels strangely rushed in places with every major event being resolved in quite short chapters. The whole story of getting to Helm's Deep, the seige and the aftermath is one chapter and feels like it should have been two or three. I can kind of understand what Tolkien meant when he said in the preface of the revised edition that the book should have been longer. ( )
  ElegantMechanic | May 28, 2022 |
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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.
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"Not asleep, dead".
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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:
  • Volume 1: The Fellowship of the Ring, consisting of Book I, "The Ring Sets Out" and Book II, "The Ring Goes South";
  • Volume 2: The Two Towers, consisting of Book III, "The Treason of Isengard," and Book IV, "The Ring Goes East"; and
  • Volume 3: The Return of the King, consisting of Book V, "The War of the Ring," and Book VI, "The End of the Third Age," with Appendices.
This LT Work consists of Volume 2, 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 2 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 2, roughly corresponding to Book III 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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Frodo and his companions of the ring have been beset by danger during their quest to prevent the ruling ring from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord by destroying it in the Cracks of Doom. They lost the wizard Gandalf in a battle in the Mines of Moria, and Boromir, seduced by the power of the ring, tried to seize it by force. While Frodo and Sam made their escape, the rest of the company was attacked by Orcs. Now they continue the journey alone down th great River Anduin ... alone, that is, save for the mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go.

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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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