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 III: The Muster of Rohan We return to Rohan and Merry's perspective. He is riding with King Theoden through the mountains toward Dunharrow, where the Rohirrim is gathering before they ride on to Gondor. There is a spectacular description of the landscape with its craggy mountains, dark forests, and waterfalls. It's more than a … Continue reading LotR Reread: “So we come to it in the end…”
The Return of the King Book V Chapter I: Minas Tirith From the cliffhanger ending of The Two Towers, we got back in time a few days. The great horse Shadowfax is carrying Pippin and Gandalf to the city of Minas Tirith. To Pippin, these days of travel pass in a blur. He sleeps through … Continue reading LotR Reread: On the Move
Chapter X: The Voice of Saruman Now that most of the gang is back together, it's time to go see Saruman. Though he might have turned to evil, he was wise once (and still might be) and he may know what Sauron's plans are. Talking to Saruman isn't like having a conversation with your best … Continue reading LotR Reread: ‘Fool of a Took’, Take Two