Signet Book, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780451210845, 336pp.
Publication Date: June 23, 2003
And the tower awaits
The First Volume in the Epic DARK TOWER Series
This heroic fantasy is set in a world of ominous landscape and macabre menace that is a dark mirror of our own. A spellbinding tale of good versus evil, it features one of Stephen King's most powerful creations The Gunslinger, a haunting figure who embodies the qualities of the lone hero through the ages, from ancient myth to frontier western legend.
The Gunslinger's quest involves the pursuit of The Man in Black, a liaison with the sexually ravenous Alice, and a friendship with the kid from Earth called Jake. Both grippingly realistic and eerily dreamlike, here is stunning proof of Stephen King's storytelling sorcery.
One of the most important American writers of his generation, Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938) was born in Asheville, North Carolina. His other novels include Of Time and the River and Look Homeward, Angel.
“A compelling whirlpool of a story that draws one irretrievably to its center.”—Milwaukee Sentinel
“Brilliant, fresh and compelling…will leave you panting for more.”—Booklist
“An impressive work of mythic magnitude. May turn out to be Stephen King’s greatest literary achievement.”—Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“Finely imagined…well crafted.”—Wichita Eagle-Beacon