described the enemy as a great Eye, lidless and wreathed in Flame... and Eye ever
searching for the One Ring. All of the power of the Dark Lord was in motion.
he felt the Eye.
There was an Eye in the Dark Tower that did not sleep.
He knew that it had become aware of his gaze. A fierce eager will was
there. It leapt toward him; almost like a finger he felt it, searching for him.
soon it would nail him down, know exactly where he was. Amon Lhaw it touched.
It glanced upon Tol Brandir - he threw himself from the seat, crouching, covering
his head with his gray hood.
black shadow seemed to pass like an arm above him; it missed Amon Hen and groped
out west, and faded.
the The Breaking of the Fellowship in
The Fellowship of the Ring
Artist at Weta Digital &
Joe Russell at TLOS.com
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them moved as if by some compulsion he turned slowly to face the East.
off the Shadows of Sauron hung; but torn by some gust of wind out of the world,
or else moved by some great disquiet within, the mantling clouds swirled and for
a moment drew aside; and then he saw, rising black, blacker and darker then the
vast shades amid which it stood, the cruel pinnacles and iron crown of the topmost
tower of Barad-dûr.
One moment only it stared out, but as from some
great window immeasurably high there stabbed northward a flame of red, the flicker
of a piercing Eye; and then the shadows were furled again and the terrible vision
was removed. The Eye was not turned toward them: it was gazing north to were the
Captains of the West stood at bay, and thither all it's malice was now bent, as
the power moved to strike its deadly blow; but Frodo at that dreadful glimpse
fell as one stricken mortally.
Mount Doom in
The Return of the King
Artist is Alan Lee
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Eye: that horrible growing sense of a hostile will that strove with a great power
to pierce all shadows of cloud, and earth, and flesh, and to see you: pin you
under it's deadly gaze, naked, immovable. So thin, so frail and thin, the veils
were become that still warded it off.
knew just where the present habitation and heart of that will now was: as certainly
as a man can tell the direction of the sun with his eyes shut. He was facing it,
and its potency beat upon his brow.
the The Passage of the Marshes
in The Two Towers
art work by Joe Russell & Illuminare
your staff on the Flaming Lidless Eye of the Dark Lord of Mordor so that you may
stand before the great Eye of Sauron.
Dark Lord awaits you in the throne room.