Once I started reading this book it felt like I had dived back into the journey and had never left it. I felt like I was there with them, that I was fighting with them and journeying with them. I really enjoyed all the action in this one, it felt like just the right amount, and I liked the progression of the plot as well. I loved getting to see friendships growing between characters (I'm looking at you Gimli and Legolas) and seeing the strong connection all of the characters feel towards each other. I am really looking forward to reading The Return of the King and seeing what happens next.