The second volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure, THE LORD OF THE RINGS, now featuring film art on the cover. Frodo and his 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 a battle in the Mines of Moria. And 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 was attacked by Orcs. Now they continue the journey alone down the great River Anduin -- alone, that is, save for the mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go.
"An extraordinary work--pure excitement..." The New York Times
"Among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the twentieth century." Sunday Telegraph
One of the great fairy-tale quests in modern literature” Time Magazine
A remarkable book” Newsweek
A work of immense narrative power that can sweep the reader up and hold him enthralled for days and weeks.” The Nation
Here are beauties which pierce like swords or burn like cold iron.” -- C.S. Lewis
A masterful story an epic in its own way with elements of high adventure, suspense, mystery, poetry and fantasy.” Boston Herald