After many days on the road to Mordor, Frodo and Sam finally reach a crucial checkpoint on their journey to destroy the One Ring; Morannon, the Black Gate of Mordor. Striving to reach the mighty entrance to the land of Mordor, the hobbits come to realise on arrival that an alternative entrance to Mordor is vital to their success … and it turns out that Gollum knows of such a place. This weekend, the Hall of Fire crew invite you to join us as we discuss

Book IV, Chapter 3 – The Black Gate is Closed

‘The Black Gate is Closed’ sets in motion the hobbits journey towards Cirith Ungol, the home of Shelob, and also gives us a better idea of how the armies of Sauron assemble themselves in anticipation for his final assault on the forces of good in Middle-earth. Also the conflict in Gollum between Slinker and Stinker is once again a major presence as he becomes clearly torn between telling Frodo the truth and telling him lies. This weekend, join us for what should be a great debate as the countdown to The Two Towers continues!

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