Reading this chapter really brings home to me how little detail of this battle we get in canon. Presumably JRRT just wanted to push on with his plot... but it's easy in canon to feel as though hardly any time at all elapsed between the beginning of the battle and the coming of the Eagles/fall of Barad-dur. You put all that horror and fear back in terrible detail.
Poor Pippin - I hadn't thought of that implication for him of the suggestion to the Nazgul that Merry had the Ring...
Good to see moments of energetic, able Legolas back, "striding quickly through the ranks of Men to the front line, arrows loosely held in one hand, his bow in the other" - I've really missed that Legolas these last few chapters!
Love the fact that Legolas can withstand the Nazgul's threat -
I tire of you, whelp of Azgarâzir. When this is done, do not think we will neglect you.
but falls apart when he thinks Elrohir is dead.
Oh, oh, and this:
"I will find you,' he said, pulling back and gazing into the green-gold eyes that were full of wonder. 'When this is done, I will find you.'"
gave me a great big lump in my throat. (Can't wait for them to get there!)