“Dark Tower” by Stephen King

I’ve decided to write about the whole series in one post. The series consists of following books:

  1. The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger
  2. The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three
  3. The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands
  4. The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass
  5. The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla
  6. The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah
  7. The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower

Books tell a story of Roland, the last Gunslinger on his way to the Dark Tower. Roland lives in a different world and there are doors to our world. Using these doors, he brings down to his world three people from New York from different times: Eddie Dean, Susannah Dean and Jake Chambers. They soon become friends and follow Roland on his journey to Dark Tower.

During the way, they have a lot of adventures and they learn to trust each other. Whenever they meet other people who need their help, they always act accordingly to Gunslinger’s code and fight with the evil.

Stephen King Dark Tower


King has described the series as his magnum opus. And I must admit it is amazing. The series absorbed me completely. I couldn’t wait to see what will happen next. Everything is well composed and I could see that authors spent a lot of time thinking everything through.

My least favourite book of the series was “Wizard and Glass”. The book tells a story of young Roland on his first mission as a Gunslinger. It is still a very good book, but comparing it to other in series it is a little bit ‘pale’.

My favourite book of the series was “Wolves of the Calla”.

The ending of the series is very surprising and left me a little bit sad. These books will remain with me for a long time and for sure I will re-read them.

My rate: 10/10

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