The Two Towers – Book Review

Here’s the third review from my blogging tour. First came here –

Mojitho with a Twist – The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien – Link

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Blurb

* Spoiler Alert for The Fellowship of the Ring *
After the events of The Fellowship of the Ring, the Fellowship is scattered. Only Frodo and Sam are left journeying to Mordor to destroy the Ruling Ring with Gollum, a wretched creature as their guide.

The Review

The Two Towers, being a part of the greatest high fantasy piece ever written is expected of much. It was definitely better than The Fellowship of the Ring, next to only The Return of the King and The Hobbit. The story is quite interesting, unpredictable, and unlike most book series, in Lord of the Rings, the second book, The Two Towers is where you really start rooting for the characters.
While the first book, The Fellowship of the Ring trudges slowly and a little
boringly, The Two Towers jumps right into the action, fast-paced, finally giving that thrill of an adventure being unfolded.
Now that Frodo and Sam are alone without Gandalf and Strider to protect
them, the danger that looms is even worse. And as they move closer to
Mordor, the danger increases with every step, so the thrill never dies. The
book is a non-stop marathon of – “ What’s gonna happen next ?”. Yes, in that
high voice.
While the basic writing structure and vocabulary of the Two Towers is pretty
similar to the Fellowship of the Ring, there is something different. In the first
book, the writing focused on unimportant things and the story was quite
detailed but that is not the case. The writing is a case to point and even though it is quite detailed, describing every inch of the current scene, the story is very fast and exhilarating, even exhausting.
The magical world that was introduced in the first book takes a darker turn as we see the other side of Middle-Earth, metaphorically and literally. The Dark Lord seems to be winning at first but I’ll keep my mouth shut. No Spoilers.
Writing – 8.5/10
Title – 9/10
Story – 10/10
Cover – 10/10

Total – 9.3/10

*****

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