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The Two Towers By J.R.R. Tolkien

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The Two Towers by JRR Tolkien is the second book in the Lord of the Rings Series. This book is a fantastic fantasy thriller. Crawling with evil creatures and characters and blazing with heroes from a variety of anthropomorphic races, The Two Towers is a continuation of one of the most powerful tales of good and evil ever created.

Saruman is defeated and we follow Frodo and Sam toward Mordor. You meet the monstrous Shelob in this book and learn much of the history of Gondor. The books just keep getting better as you read through the series. Tolkien has created a world that the reader can actually believe in and become part of. The imagery is phenomenal. The writing is laced with beautiful foreign tongues created by Tolkien himself and poetry sung by the characters.

What's so incredible about this book is how real Middle Earth becomes. I felt like I knew the landscapes, I cringed at the stench or Mordor when taken back to scenes with Frodo, Sam and Gollum as they trek across the wasteland. The World of Middle Earth came to life for me. Shelobs lair was particularly frightening. The imagery is so intense that the places will be created in your mind as you read.

You can really feel Saruman's power. I got an uneasy sensation when reading his conversations, almost afraid that I might become entranced by his persuasive powers. This book is an incredible experience. I found myself submerged in another very realistic feeling world.