The Friday 56: The Uruk-Hai

This is a weekly booking meme courtesy of Freda’s Voice. Friday 56There is a linkup! The rules are simple: Grab a book, any book. Turn to page 56. Find a sentence, any sentence, and post it. (Or post a few — just don’t spoil it!) Add the post url (not your homepage) to the linky and do some visits.

Since I’m publising an Endless Tolkien series at Part Time Monster and am re-running the series from the beginning on Thursdays at Sourcerer, I’m sticking with Tolkien until I run out of books to quote. From The Two Towers.

‘Maggots!’ jeered the Isengarders. ‘You’re cooked. The Whiteskins will catch you and eat you. They’re coming.’

A cry from Grishnakh showed that this was not mere jest. Horsemen, riding very swiftly, had indeed been sighted: still far behind, but gaining on the Orcs, gaining on them like a tide over the flats on folk straying in a quicksand.