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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Visual Companion
by Jude Fisher
Introduction by Viggo Mortensen

This new book offers an exclusive sneak peek at the second film of the trilogy.

About the Book

Weeks before the second installment in the epic Lord of the Rings film trilogy opens in theaters on December 18, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Visual Companion offers readers the opportunity to take a privileged tour through the cultures, locations, and characters of Middle-earth as depicted on screen. Viggo Mortensen, who plays Aragorn, contributes a thoughtful introduction to the book.

The Two Towers Visual Companion is lavishly illustrated with more than one hundred full-color photographs, including dazzling images of Treebeard, Gollum, and the Battle of Helm's Deep never before seen in print. Other photos include all-new images of the surviving members of the Fellowship; King Théoden and his beautiful niece, Éowyn; the poisonous Gríma Wormtongue; and many other new faces. Readers will visit locations like the Dead Marshes, Fangorn Forest, and Edoras. Many stunning large-format shots show the epic scale of director Peter Jackson's Middle-earth.

Accompanying this visual feast is Jude Fisher's fascinating explanatory text, enabling readers to follow the separate journeys undertaken by the Fellowship in The Two Towers. Those expeditions include the Ring Quest of Frodo and Sam, the Captives' Journey of Merry and Pippin, and the Companions' Journey of Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli.

The Two Towers Visual Companion also features a brand-new map of Rohan and Gondor and a specially commissioned, exclusive fold-out battle plan of the climactic events at Helm's Deep. The battle plan is truly striking — almost three feet wide, with specific details of the sequence of events as the Free Peoples of Middle-earth make a courageous stand against Saruman's army.

The Two Towers Visual Companion is the second book in a three-book series; one additional volume will be published to accompany The Return of the King, the final installment in New Line Cinema's Lord of the Rings trilogy. This breathtaking book is an essential collectible reference that no Tolkien fan should be without.

About the Author

Jude Fisher was born in Cornwall and now lives in London. She has worked in the book industry, as a bookseller and publisher, for nearly twenty years and has a master's degree in Scandinavian studies, specializing in Old Icelandic texts. She is the author of The Fellowship of the Ring Visual Companion and of an epic fantasy novel, Sorcery Rising, and has had four novels published under the pseudonym Gabriel King.

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