Jul 12 2019, 3:13pm
Remains the one to beat for modern literary battles, IMO.
For Tolkien's own battles, Helms Deep isn't as good as the Pelennor or Nirnaeth. I've always found HD difficult to follow every time I reread the book actually. There is also a case to be made for the Lost Tales version of Gondolin, which is very impressive if you can get past the stuffy prose and anachronistic (within the legendarium) elements.
(This post was edited by kzer_za on Jul 12 2019, 3:18pm)