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The Two Towers

The Two Towers


by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Two Towers Resources


A Map of Middle-earth

Not to beat a dead horse, but if you want to follow the action of The Fellowship of the Ring and its subsequent novels, it is really helpful to consult a map. Here's an expandable version of the map Tolkien hand-drew for the publication of The Lord of the Rings in 1954, even has pins on important locations.

The Encyclopedia of Arda

A truly extensive fan site dedicated to Tolkien's works. Desperate for scoop from The Silmarillion or The Adventures of Tom Bombadil? This should be your first stop.

The Tolkien Wiki

One-stop shopping for all things Tolkien. Of course, like Wikipedia, anyone can edit these pages, so we can't promise it's all on the up and up.

The Tolkien Society

This English charity, dedicated to spreading the word about J.R.R. Tolkien and his many works, takes fandom to a whole new level.

The Two Towers MUD

A multiplayer real-time game based on The Two Towers—so you can participate in Middle-earth life yourself. You know you want to.

Movie or TV Productions

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, 2002

An awesome follow up to the first Peter Jackson-directed film.

Articles and Interviews

Tolkien's Obituary

Get the scoop on all he accomplished, and get inspired to create your own world. No Nazgûl necessary.

The Two Towers Reviewed

Imagine reading this book review, back when The Two Towers was published in 1954. How could you not want to read it?


The Two Towers Trailer

Danger, intrigue, romance. New Zealand. Seriously, folks, this movie has it all.

Meet Treebeard

Despite his intimidating appearance, we swear he's really nice.

Gandalf the White

Gandalf returns with great fanfare, and a whole lot of shiny white light in this scene from the 2002 film version.

Gollum's Inner Turmoil

Watch Andy Serkis depict Gollum's battle with Sméagol. It's hardly a fair fight.

Shelob's Lair

This scene is not for the faint of heart, folks. Watch if you dare.

The Ents Take Down Isengard

Do. Not. Mess. With. Trees.

Flight of the Conchords Spoof

A hilarious spoof of The Lord of the Rings by New Zealand comedy duo Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie. Prepare to laugh.

Tolkien Interview

Here's the first part of a lengthy BBC interview of Tolkien, and you can link to the second part, once you've watched the first.


1971 Interview

Listen close, Tolkien lovers. This radio interview is full of awesome insights into Tolkien's creative process.

The Tolkien Professor

The Department of English at Washington College provides a more academic take on Tolkien's work, for the geek in all of us.


The Two Towers

A poster from the 2002 movie, with all your favorites, front and center.

Before Battle

The crew's looking pretty grim before the Battle of Helm's Deep. That's Théoden on the left there, with Háma, Gimli, Legolas, and Aragorn.

Orlando Bloom as Legolas

You wish you had that hair. Admit it.

Frodo Baggins

No one does a worried look quite like Elijah Wood.

Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn

He's ready for action.

J.R.R. Tolkien

The author in his element (a.k.a. smoking a pipe with a professorial air).

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