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Roland's journey concludes today with THE DARK TOWER VII

The final volume in Stephen King's dark fantasy is finally here!

By Patrick Sauriol     September 21, 2004

Michael Whelan's cover to THE DARK TOWER VII: THE DARK TOWER.
© Donald M. Grant / Scribner
Roland the gunslinger has finally reached his end goal: the forboding tower of the Crimson King stands before him, beckoning him to enter and bring an end to destruction of Mid-World and the many others in THE DARK TOWER VII. The concluding chapter of Stephen King's dark fantasy adventure has taken more than two decades to finally reach, but now that it's here (as of today!) fans of Roland and his ka-tet of self-taught gunslingers -- Jake, Eddie, Susannah, Oy and Father Callahan -- will find themselves awash with bittersweet emotions. On one hand, the tale that King began back in his early years as a novelist is finally over and told in full, and the secrets behind the tower and who lives and dies are now revealed in full. On the other hand, King has closed the door on a series that spanned a good chunk of his adult life and whose presence has been felt throughout all of his novels. What will his writing be like after his grandest project has been completed, and will we ever see any of the DARK TOWER characters or their world again?

Michael Whelan returns to provide the wrap around cover artwork for DARK TOWER VII as well as provide the illustrations inside. Weighing in at 854 pages, the hardcover retails for a hefty $35.00 (but if you follow our link at the bottom of this page you'll find a place that offers a deep discount.)

We wish you a good journey, Constant Reader.

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lracors 6/27/2005 8:02:58 AM
Reading this book was a lot like reading the last chapter of the Lord of the Rings... I really really hated it to end... so sad and haunting. I felt so bad for Roland and the characters but the ending really stuck and made crypic sense. It was a fantastic journey that opened a multitude of ideas without over explaining where, why, and how come. The reader is left to decifer a lot of what King wrote for him/her self. I am glad to have taken this journey and look forward to when I take it again. This series I will re-read like "Lord of the Rings" and "The Stand" it had a place on my mantle and won't come down.


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