January 14, 2009

The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkein

This book continues the story which began in The Fellowship of the Ring. It is its own book but it doesn’t really contain a stand alone story. I loved this just as much as the first book. One major difference is that the fellowship created in the first book is dissolved and the story is split into two different sections, one for Frodo and Sam, and the other for the rest of the companions. I thought it was interesting to see what was going on at the same time in different parts of the world in this book. In this book, Frodo and Sam go on their own to try and reach Mordor, while the other companions go in search of the other hobbits. Unfortunately, not only must the companions face the servants of Sauron, but a once trusted ally has turned against them as well. Once again there is fighting and some reference to drinking.

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