Chapter IX: The Last Debate Legolas and Gimli are walking through Minas Tirith on their way to the Houses of Healing. Gimli thinks the place needs improvements in its stonework, and Legolas thinks it needs more gardens. Both vow to send their people to improve the city, assuming they win the hopeless war, but in … Continue reading LotR Reread: Once More Unto the Breach
Chapter VII: The Pyre of Denethor We're stepping back in time by several hours to the morning of the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, and heading back into Minas Tirith. The Lord of the Nazgûl has just left the city gates. Gandalf is about to head out into the battle, but Pippin stops him with … Continue reading LotR Reread: The King Returns! Sort of.
Here begins the second part of The Lord of the Rings. Notice how I said the second part and not second book? Why is that, you ask? It's because Tolkien wrote The Lord of the Rings as one long book broken up into six parts. Because it was published during the post-WWII shortages (food, paper, … Continue reading LotR Reread: They Went Thataway