5. The White Rider
The search for the Hobbits leads the hunters into Fangorn Forest. A hidden power approaches, an old man, they are wary. A flash of white, weapons are brought to bear, then fall.
Beyond hope, beyond death, he returns: Gandalf, grey no longer. He has passed through fire and the abyss, and now brings council from the Lady of the Wood. At the path of the oath breakers doom awaits, and the salvation of many.
Time now grows short, and there is danger on all sides. Their horses return, led by Shadowfax, and they ride on. To Edoras, battle and war!
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