All tagged The Two Towers

Last April, as our book club was reading The Fellowship of the Ring and preparing to begin The Two Towers, I began writing a companion journal to accompany and enrich our discussion as we journeyed through Tolkien's world together. Since then, we've released a journal for The Two Towers as well as one for The Return of the King, and today we're finally launching the Pre-Sale of our Fellowship of the Ring Journal! (How awkward to have done things out of order, but now we're all good!)  

The Two Towers: The Black Gate is Closed & Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit (Week 8)

As Gollum guides Frodo and Sam to the Black Gate of Mordor, Frodo agonizes over what path to take from there. He is determined to carry on his quest and can see no other option than to march up to the Black Gate itself, yet he knows this is hopeless. At this moment, Gollum reveals a more dangerous, secret path that could lead them into Mordor. Frodo agrees to follow him, warning him of his promise to the Precious...

The Two Towers: Helm's Deep & The Road to Isengard (Week 4)

The Riders of Rohan journey to Helm’s Deep in anticipation of battle. On the way, Gandalf urges Théoden to continue on to Helm’s Deep but that he must leave them for a while. As the battle begins, they become surrounded by a vast sea of Orc soldiers and victory seems hopeless. In a desperate last defense, Théoden rides forth into battle. Suddenly, they are greatly relieved to see Gandalf appear on the horizon leading more men to their aid in battle. With Gandalf’s arrival, the battle is quickly won...

The Two Towers: The White Rider & The King of the Golden Hall (Week 3)

In this week's chapters, Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli are surprised to be met by Gandalf in the midst of Fangorn Forest. He is arisen, with a new authority and strength. With him, they journey to Rohan to meet with King Theoden. When they arrive, they are unwelcome and uneasy, finding Rohan much different than before. Theoden has lived long under the spells of Saruman through Wormtongue and upon realizing this, Gandalf quickly uses his strength to free him...