Synopses & Reviews
In 1978, Stephen King introduced the world to the last gunslinger, Roland of Gilead. Nothing has been the same since. More than twenty years later, the quest for the Dark Tower continues to take readers on a wildly epic ride. Through parallel worlds and across time, Roland must brave desolate wastelands and endless deserts, drifting into the unimaginable and the familiar. A classic tale of colossal scopecrossing over terrain from The Stand
, The Eyes of the Dragon
, The Talisman
, Black House
, Hearts in Atlantis
, Salems Lot
, and other familiar King hauntsthe adventure takes hold with the turn of each page.
And the tower awaits....
The Second Volume in the Epic Dark Tower Series
The Drawing of the Three
While pursuing his quest for the Dark Tower through a world that is a nightmarishly distorted mirror image of our own, Roland is drawn through a mysterious door that brings him into contemporary America.
Here he links forces with the defiant young Eddie Dean, and with the beautiful, brilliant, and brave Odetta Holmes, in a savage struggle against underworld evil and otherworldly enemies.
Once again, Stephen King has masterfully interwoven dark, evocative fantasy and icy realism.
"With The Drawing of the Three...King says, 'I found my voice' (for this particular series). Did he ever. Roland visits our world...picking up three people who are fated to return to his world and help him in his quest....The pace in this one outstrips the first book several times over. Great stuff!" Dorman T. Shindler, The Denver Post
"Although these minor but revealing books (which King began while still in college) are full of...adolescent portentousness, this is livelier than the first....Typically, King is much better at the minutiae and sensations of a specific physical world, and several such bravura sequences...are standouts amid the characteristic headlong storytelling." Publishers Weekly
“King is a master at creating living, breathing, believable characters.”—Baltimore Sun
“This quest is one of Kings best…communicates on a genuine, human level…but rich in symbolism and allegory.”—Columbus Sunday Dispatch
“Prime King…very suspenseful. An epic in the making.”—Kirkus Reviews
The End is Near. Start at the Beginning. ...and catch up on the complete Dark Tower saga ...before Stephen King brings it all to an end. November 2003: The fifth Dark Tower book hits bookstores, followed by books six and seven Now: The #1 Bestseller Book two in mass market
While pursuing his quest for the Dark Tower through a world that is a nightmarishly distorted mirror image of our own, Roland, The Last Gunslinger, is drawn through a mysterious door that brings him into contemporary America. Reissue.
After his confrontation with the man in black at the end of The Gunslinger, Roland awakes to find three doors on the beach of Mid-World's Western Sea each leading to New York City but at three different moments in time. Through these doors, Roland must "draw" three figures crucial to his quest for the Dark Tower. In 1987, he finds Eddie Dean, The Prisoner, a heroin addict. In 1964, he meets Odetta Holmes, the Lady of Shadows, a young African-American heiress who lost her lower legs in a subway accident and gained a second personality that rages within her. And in 1977, he encounters Jack mort, Death, a pusher responsible for cruelties beyond imagining. Has Roland found new companions to form the ka-tet of his quest? Or has he unleashed something else entirely?
Stephen King returns to the Dark Tower in this second mesmerizing volume in his epic series. Roland of Gilead has mysteriously stepped through a doorway in time that takes him to 1980s America, where he joins forces with the defiant Eddie Dean and courageous Odetta Holmes. A savage struggle has begun in which underworldly evil and otherworldly enemies conspire to bring an end to Roland's desperate search for the Dark Tower. Masterfully weaving dark fantasy and icy realism, The Drawing of the Three compulsively propels readers toward the next chapter.
Dark Tower: the epic series from which Black House was built.
About the Author
lives in Maine and Florida with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. He has written more than forty books and two hundred short stories. He has won the World Fantasy Award, several Bram Stoker awards, and the O. Henry Award for his story The Man in the Black Suit,” and is the 2003 recipient of The National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.
His Dark Tower books include: The Gunslinger, The Drawing of the Three, The Waste Lands, Wizard and Glass, The Wind Through the Keyhole, Wolves of the Calla, Song of Susannah, and The Dark Tower.