Gandalf is rather cryptic as he leads Théoden, Aragorn, and the others to a parlay with Saruman. Read more
Pippin steps up to the plate in a surprising way; also, why women tend to relate to the hobbits.
‘The day has come at last,’ [Aragorn] said: ‘the day of choice which we have long delayed. What shall now become of our Company that has travelled so far in fellowship? Read more
The Company is formed and begins the Quest, so let’s talk about these characters we’re going to spend the rest of the book with. Read more
It’s time for a long chapter full of exposition, as the peoples of Middle-earth must decide what to do with the time that’s been given them. Read more
Frodo’s made a lot of stupid decisions on the road, and now he’s paying the price – but thanks to the stubbornness of his friends, it’s not the ultimate price. Read more