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.
Chapter V: The White Rider After two chapters following Merry and Pippin into Fangorn Forest, we go back to Aragorn, Gimli, and Legolas. They're just inside Fangorn, investigating the area where they saw the old man the night before. There are no tracks, though. This creeps Gimli out, but Legolas says it's because the grass … Continue reading LotR Reread: All the Pretty Horses
Chapter V: The Bridge of Khazad-dum The fellowship has found out what happened to Balin and his people in Moria. They’re dead, killed by orcs and whatever evils are down here. Frodo remembers Balin’s long friendship with Bilbo, and how he came to visit them in the Shire long ago. It’s a sweet memory, and … Continue reading LotR Reread: Over the Chasm and Through the Woods
Book Two, Chapter I: Many Meetings Frodo wakes up. Again. He's confused, thinking at first that he's back in Bag End after an illness and that his adventures were a bad dream. Then he realizes that all it did indeed happen. While he's getting his bearings, he asks what time it is, and lo and … Continue reading LotR Reread: Welcome to Rivendell, Mr. Baggins
“When Bilbo Baggins of Bag End announced that he would shortly be celebrating his eleventy-first birthday with a party of special magnificence, there was much talk and excitement in Hobbiton.” Chapter One: A Long-Expected Party Thus begins The Lord of the Rings: with a party like in The Hobbit, only this party was a long-planned … Continue reading LotR Reread: Frodo Baggins and the Worst Birthday Gift Ever