The Drawing of the Three (Dark Tower Series #2)

The Drawing of the Three (Dark Tower Series #2)

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The Drawing of the Three (Dark Tower Series #2) by Stephen King, Phil Hale

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 underworld 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. Set in a world of extraordinary circumstances, filled with stunning visual imagery and unforgettable characters, The Dark Tower series is unlike anything you've ever read. Here is Stephen King's most visionary piece of storytelling, a magical mix of fantasy and horror that may well be his crowning achievement.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780937986905
Publisher: Grant, Donald M. Publisher, Inc.
Publication date: 06/01/1987
Series: Dark Tower Series , #2
Edition description: 1st ed
Pages: 399

About the Author

Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes The Bill Hodges Trilogy—Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel), Finders Keepers, and End of Watch—and the story collection The Bazaar of Bad Dreams. His epic series, The Dark Tower, is the basis for a major motion picture starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey. It is also now a major motion picture starring Bill Skarsgård. King is the recipient of the 2014 National Medal of Arts and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.


Bangor, Maine

Date of Birth:

September 21, 1947

Place of Birth:

Portland, Maine


B.S., University of Maine at Orono, 1970

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is when the series hits its stride. Great action, amazing character development as it introduces interesting characters. Suspenseful story that grips your attention, almost like being gripped in lobster claws.
Justin Walker More than 1 year ago
First off let me state, I am writing this from my Nook. I am not a fan of Stephen King. Many times I have sat down with a popular novel of his only to stop reading midway. However, with the Dark Tower series, I have read the first two novels and am going to purchase the third as soon as this review is written. The Drawing of The Three, for me, was not quite as engrossing. The addition of the three new characters was a mixed bag. Detta more specifically, had me skipping large chunks of words as her performance was over the top. This made the book drag and I found myself counting how many pages were left every time she spoke. The overall quality of the story shines through despite Detta. There is just enough action to conflict to keep you in suspense, wondering what will come next. Even if you are not generally a Stephen King fan I recommend giving this series a try. You will be glad, like I, that you did.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book opens.the eyes of the reader to what jake ment at the gorge in the last gunslinger. There are more worlds than just the one. The new caractors each have their role to play in rolands quest.
Kingfan47 More than 1 year ago
The Dark Tower II is about Roland, the last gunslinger, assembling his ka-tet, or ka chosen band of people to help him on his quest for the Tower. He draws Eddie, the Prisoner, Odetta Holmes (Detta Walker), the Lady of Shadows, and death itself to show Odetta and Detta the truth. The book is fantastic, and I couldn't put it down. I recommend the book to anyone (not including children, mind you) who likes an origional series.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Is this a good book whats it about
Anonymous 10 months ago
I've been a mythology freak all my life and as such fantasy has been my favorite genre. I saw that The Dark Tower was to be made into a movie... And I was in need of a new series to dive into so I thought "why not?". I am loving it so far!
WolfKnifeLaserBacon 11 months ago
These novels pick up immediately where they left off and don't mess around much. This was an awesome if not frustrating read due to the situation of the main character. Not my favorite but I was not able to put it down easily.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Big fan of the book
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loonyluna1 More than 1 year ago
Okay, wow. This book is really good. I read a book by Stephen King called "Everything's Eventual" - it was the first book by him that I ever read. And if you don't know, it's a book of short stories. One of them is about a gunslinger named Roland and it's a standalone story about a character from one of Stephen King's series, "The Dark Tower". I loved it, so I immediately decided to get the whole "The Dark Tower" series and read it. So I did, and I got to it after reading "Carrie" and "Christine". The first book, "The Gunslinger" kind of disappointed me. It wasn't really super interesting and some bits were confusing, etc. I mean, I still gave it 4 stars because it was good. It just didn't reach my expectations. After finishing it I was questioning whether to even bother reading the rest of the series or not. I decided to just keep going. And I am so glad I did. As a lot of you might already know, King has a way with words that becomes almost addictive and you just can't stop reading. That was definitely the case here. The plot itself was so interesting in general but then you add in his writing talent and just... wow. The way he was able to switch between a bunch of different people's points of view and somehow have it NOT be confusing is pretty amazing. Sometimes there would be like 5 chapters in a row from 5 different points of view and it all fell in place perfectly and made complete sense. And the way he described the visual aspects of each scene was also pretty amazing. In the first book, he did okay with that but I still found myself personally using my own imagination to create the set of some of the scenes in my head. But this time I didn't have to do that at all which was a relief. Another pretty amazing thing is the fact that each character had their own personality. You might be thinking "Yeah, so? That's how it should be" and yes, it should, and you'd expect that with a few characters in general but King somehow managed to make even the most minor of characters their own person. I don't know, I personally find that... pretty amazing. (Okay I'll stop using "pretty amazing" now. I'm sure you get the idea.) Seriously though, Stephen King went above and beyond my original expectations here. And again, I'm so glad I decided to continue with the series.
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King keeps us engrossed in this installment more than the first one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Compared to part one, this story is completely different from it's predecessor. It never lets up, constantly running along this adventure along the Western Sea to find the magical extra-dimensional "Doors" which serve as gateways into the minds of different people in different time periods in our version of Earth. Extremely entertaining.
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Love the books. They are slow at some spots but always kept me interested.
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The first book was mostly introduction, this book really starts taking off. The characters feel very real with real human faults. The end of this book is thrilling and will have you glued to the pages. Mr. King definitely knows how to write any type of story he wants even though he is known for horror. Wish I could thank him personally for the fantastic ride. I am very much looking forward to the other 5 books in the series.
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NewBloom More than 1 year ago
My first encounter with Roland was in the short story featured in "Everything's Eventual".  I then read the first book in the series and needed to find out more about Roland and his quest.  After having read this second book I am hooked.  This book has a good amount of action and suspense, and it reveals more about Roland's back story.  I did not particularly care for Detta, but that, to me, is just a testament to how good a writer King is.  I'm sure if I had met her in real life I would have been equally as annoyed with her caricature of a horrible stereotype.  I really enjoyed this book, and I am really enjoying getting to know Roland more.  
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