Author(s): J. R. R. Tolkien
Building on the story begun in The Hobbit and The Fellowship of the Ring this is the second part of Tolkien's epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, featuring a striking black cover based on Tolkien's own design, the definitive text, and a detailed map of Middle-earth. Frodo and the 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 have lost the wizard, Gandalf, in the battle with an evil spirit in the Mines of Moria; and at the Falls of Rauros, 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 were attacked by Orcs. Now they continue their journey alone down the great River Anduin - alone, that is, save for the mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go.
'The Two Towers' is the second part of JRR Tolkien's epic masterpiece 'The Lord of the Rings'. This paperback edition has the classic black cover featuring Tolkien's own design and includes the definitive edition of the text. / Publicity coverage will be extensive on the back of the launch of the new book 'Children of Hurin' published at the same time. / Marketing will not only target the Tolkien/fantasy genre fans but also the wider audience that have seen the films and bought the DVDs. Activity includes a newly designed consumer focused website www.tolkien.co.uk, online promotions and 3rd party partnerships. / The second volume of Tolkien's great masterwork that is the undisputed Book of the Century and considered one of the greatest works of imaginative fiction in the English language. / This new edition sports an exciting new jacket by renowned fantasy artist Geoff Taylor.
Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003 and The BBC Big Read Top 21 2003. Shortlisted for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.
'Tolkien's invention of strange peoples, curious incidents, miraculous doings, is poured out in this second volume of his trilogy as exuberantly and convincingly in a dreamlike way, as ever. As the story goes on the world of the Ring grows more vast and mysterious and crowded with curious figures, horrible, delightful or comic. The story itself is superb.' The Observer 'Among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the twentieth century.' Sunday Telegraph
J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing 'The Hobbit', 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Silmarillion', plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 40 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.