Okay, this thread actually got auto-locked so I'm unlocking and literally "kicking" it back to life people! So let's get chatting shall we? Hmm, Matt I'll post ASAP about your last bookmark, plus I'll tell you where I am in ROTK. Yep, believe it or not I have barely been reading it since my studies took over... But now I finally have some time. I wanna finish ROTK pronto. Bookmark In the Palantir scene in the book, even Aragorn had a bit of a nasty encounter didn't he? If I remember correctly, he wasn't exactly immune to the power of the stone...or should I say Sauron working through it? much greater sense of danger...Merry and Pippin farewell That scene definitely heightened the whole feeling didn't it? I remember in the other films they faced dangers together and that was some source of strength to the hobbits bit this time they were all alone. Except for Frodo and Sam...of course their journey was the scariest of all. Brad Douriff's Wormtongue would certainly add that sinister bit to ROTK. As would Saruman the White. Christopher Lee's voice and presence will add that bit of scariness to the first bit. other Rangers in RotK I think so...I am in the chapter titled The Seige of Gondor and I've finally been able to catch up with the character closest to my heart, Faramir. I love reading about his storyline. Oh and that would mean I've read the chapter covering the Paths of the Dead. Hmm...I have a bit of an opinion as to the book version Vs. the film version of that particular bit.