The Dark Tower Companion: A Guide to Stephen King's Epic Fantasy

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AN ALL-NEW COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANTLY CONSTRUCTED WORLDS IN ALL OF FICTION
Stephen King’s bestselling multi-volume Dark Tower series is the author’s most inspired and imaginative creation. The story of Roland Deschain of Gilead, the last gunslinger, and his lifelong quest to reach the tower and save humanity across infinite parallel worlds is one that has consumed King throughout his career as characters and concepts crossed back and forth between the ...

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AN ALL-NEW COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANTLY CONSTRUCTED WORLDS IN ALL OF FICTION
Stephen King’s bestselling multi-volume Dark Tower series is the author’s most inspired and imaginative creation. The story of Roland Deschain of Gilead, the last gunslinger, and his lifelong quest to reach the tower and save humanity across infinite parallel worlds is one that has consumed King throughout his career as characters and concepts crossed back and forth between the series and the rest of his fictional universe. The mythos continues to be chronicled and expanded in graphic novels overseen by King, interactive adventures on his website, a proposed film adaptation, and in a new Dark Tower novel.

The Dark Tower Companion is the ultimate compendium to King’s evolving magnum opus, presenting the mythology, history, and geography of this epic fantasy that has captivated generations of readers. Featuring interviews with Stephen King, Ron Howard, Dark Tower expert Robin Furth and others, Bev Vincent reveals The Dark Tower’s influential literary origins, examines its connections to the vast majority of King’s other novels, explores the expanded universe, catalogs the major characters, locations and concepts, and includes a travel guide to the story’s real-world locations, giving fans who have followed Roland’s journey—or those who are discovering it for the first time—a fascinating overview of the series and an inside look at the creative process of one of the world’s most popular authors.

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“Wonderful…opens doors to Roland’s world that not even I knew existed. If you like The Dark Tower books, you’ll like this one. Enthusiastically recommended.”—Stephen King

“Bev Vincent is a true King insider....His book is essential to every reader of Stephen King’s magnificent work.”—Peter Straub

“Vincent proves himself a master of the Dark Tower world.” —Publishers Weekly

“There’s much…literature on Stephen King’s work, but most of it can be skipped. Not so with Vincent’s The Road to the Dark Tower, the first full-length study of King’s thirty-year opus, a book-by-book summary with explanations and commentary.” —Charles N. Brown, Locus

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451237996
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 4/2/2013
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 589,605
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

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