The Treason of Isengard
|The Treason of Isengard|
|Publisher||Unwin Hyman (UK)|
Houghton Mifflin (US)
|Released||7 September 1989 (UK)|
30 November 1989 (US)
|Series||The History of Middle-earth|
|Preceded by||The Return of the Shadow|
|Followed by||The War of the Ring|
From the publisher
The Treason of Isengard continues the account of the creation of The Lord of the Rings started in the earlier volume, The Return of the Shadow. It traces the great expansion of the tale into new lands and new peoples south and east of the Misty Mountains: the emergence of Lothlórien, of Ents of the Riders of Rohan, and of Saruman and White in the fortress of Isengard.
In brief outlines and pencilled drafts dashed down on scraps of paper are seen the first entry of Galadriel, the earliest ideas of the history of Gondor, and the original meeting of Aragorn and Éowyn, its significance destined to be wholly transformed.
The book also contains a full account of the original map which was to be the basis of the emerging geography of Middle-earth; and an appendix examines the Runic alphabets, with illustrations of the forms and an analysis of the Runes used in the Book of Mazarbul found beside Balin's tomb in Moria.
- I "Gandalf's Delay"
- II "The Fourth Phase (1): From Hobbiton to Bree"
- III "The Fourth Phase (2): From Bree to the Ford of Rivendell"
- IV "Of Hamilcar, Gandalf, and Saruman"
- V "Bilbo's Song at Rivendell: Errantry and Eärendillinwë"
- VI "The Council of Elrond (1)"
- VII "The Council of Elrond (2)"
- VIII "The Ring Goes South"
- IX "The Mines of Moria (1): The Lord of Moria"
- X "The Mines of Moria (2): The Bridge"
- XI "The Story Foreseen from Moria"
- XII "Lothlórien"
- XIII "Galadriel"
- XIV "Farewell to Lórien"
- XV "The First Map of The Lord of the Rings"
- XVI "The Story Foreseen from Lórien"
- XVII "The Great River"
- XVIII "The Breaking of the Fellowship"
- XIX "The Departure of Boromir"
- XX "The Riders of Rohan"
- XXI "The Uruk-hai"
- XXII "Treebeard"
- XXIII "Notes on Various Topics"
- XXIV "The White Rider"
- XXV "The Story Foreseen from Fangorn"
- XXVI "The King of the Golden Hall"
- Appendix on Runes
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