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In the first book, it is decided that the Ring that Frodo Baggins inherited from his cousin must be destroyed. The Ring is a powerful object the The Dark Lord, Sauron, wants. It could make him invincible. To prevent Sauron getting the Ring, Gandalf, Frodo, Samwise Gamgee and their friends decide to destroy it. The Ring can only be destroyed at the place it was made. So, Frodo volunteers to take it to Mordor, where he could throw the Ring into the flames of Mount Doom, where it was forged.
In The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers, the group continues their journey. They have already been broken apart, having lost Boromir and Gandalf, and now Sam and Frodo are alone.
Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli go in search of Merry and Pippin. The two Hobbits have been kidnapped by the Orcs who mistakenly believe that they are the Hobbits carrying the Ring. Merry and Pippin escape into the forest of the Ents. The Ents are giant tree-like creatures who move about. The corrupt wizard Saruman has been cruel to the Ents, and so the Ents decide to help the Hobbits.
Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli, meanwhile, help the Riders of Rohan fight Saruman's dark army. Frodo and Sam continue their journey towards Mordor on their own. On the way, they capture the creature Gollum, who previously owned the Ring and still covets it. They persuade Gollum to guide them to Mordor. Sam distrusts Gollum, but Frodo pities the creature. Do Aragorn and his friends find Merry and Pippin? Is Gollum trustworthy? This book answers these questions and more.
The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers follows the trio as they move on towards Mordor and the fires of Mount Doom to destroy the Ring.
About J. R. R. Tolkien
J. R. R. Tolkien was an English writer and a professor.
Some of his other works are The Hobbit, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Children of Hurin, and Tales from the Perilous Realm.
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born in 1892 in South Africa. The family moved to England some years later. Tolkien attended King Edward's School in Birmingham. He then graduated with a degree in English Language and Literature from Exeter College, Oxford. He enlisted during World War I, but due to medical reasons, he was mostly kept away from combat duty. After the war, he worked for some time at the Oxford English Dictionary. He then became a Reader at the University of Leeds. In 1925, he became Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Pembroke College.