What is the plot of The Two Towers book by JRR Tolkien?

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‘The Two Towers' is the second volume of the adventure and fantasy novel ‘The Lord of the Rings' by J. R. R. Tolkien. The volume's title pertains to the two towers Frodo and his company discovered while on their way to the Great River.

The first part of the volume starts with the escape of two hobbits, Pippin and Merry, from the Orcs. When Aragorn, Legolas the elf, and Gimli the dwarf track down Pippin and Merry, they encounter their genius friend Gandalf whom they thought they had lost in the Moria mines. Gandalf tells them about what happened to him in the abyss, his battle with Balrog, and his recovery. The group then decides to move to Edoras to inform King Thoden that his kingdom is in danger.

Afterwards, they travel to Helm's Deep where they have a successful fight against the Orcs and Saruman's men and later proceed to Saruman's place in Isengard. There, the group finally find Merry, Pippin, and Gandalf who, at last, throw Saruman out of the wizard's order. Pippin and Gandalf travel to Minas Tirith to prepare for the upcoming battle.

The second part opens with the discovery of Frodo and Sam who are being secretly followed by Gollum while on their way to Mount Doom to ruin the one ring. Hoping to claim the Ring, Gollum deceives Sam and Frodo by saying that he will lead them to Mordor to find the ring; instead, however, he brings them to Shelob, a dangerous creature that resembles a spider which bites Frodo. Sam kills Shelob but Frodo becomes a prisoner of the Orcs.

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