By J.R.R. Tolkien
One Ring to rule all of them, One Ring to discover them, One Ring to carry all of them and within the darkness bind them
As the Shadow of Mordor grows around the land, the partners of the hoop became excited by separate adventures. Aragorn, printed because the hidden inheritor of the traditional Kings of the West, has joined with the Riders of Rohan opposed to the forces of Isengard, and takes half within the determined victory of the Hornburg. Merry and Pippin, captured through Orcs, get away into Fangorn woodland and there stumble upon the Ents. Gandalf has miraculously lower back and defeated the evil wizard, Saruman. Sam has left his grasp for useless after a conflict with the large spider, Shelob; yet Frodo continues to be alive—now within the foul palms of the Orcs. And all of the whereas the armies of the darkish Lord are massing because the One Ring attracts ever closer to the Cracks of Doom.
“A positive shut . . . a grand piece of labor, grand in either belief and execution. An wonderful resourceful travel de force.” – Daily Telegraph
Includes the full appendices and index for The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
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