When the Doctor gets stranded in Middle Earth, with a broken TARDIS and dysfunctional sonic screwdriver, and his only weapons are his bowtie, fez and brain, he can't think of anything better to do than join the Fellowship. Together they face old and new enemies, but never cease the long journey to destroy the One Ring at Mount Doom.
But the silence is growing. How will the Doctor win one of his greatest battles yet against an enemy he can't even kill? Sometimes defeat has to be accepted, and death has to be taken gracefully, and in large amounts.