“The Gunslinger,” tells the story of Roland Deschain, Mid-World’s last gunslinger, and his quest for the Dark Tower. Travelling from one world to another, Roland encounters an all-powerful sorcerer named Walter O’Dim and a fearsome tribe of monsters called the Warriors of Chaos. Pursuing him are tornado-like rifts in space that disintegrate anything they touch; it is only by crossing these terrible gaps that Roland can continue on his way. As he draws closer to the tower, Roland faces challenges both physical and spiritual, making sacrifices along the way that will ultimately determine whether or not he becomes humanity’s final hope.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for readers who enjoy science fiction and fantasy, as it contains elements of both genres. It tells the story of a hero on a quest to save his world, making it an exciting and suspenseful read.
- Great action scenes
- Roland is a very likable character
- Interesting plot
- It is difficult to follow
- It is not a fast paced read
- The ending may leave some readers wanting more
Learn more about the author
Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His work includes Carrie, Misery, The Shawshank Redemption and Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption. He lives in Bangor, Maine with his wife Tabitha.
“I found the descriptive writing effortless to follow and it painted a clear picture in my head. I really enjoyed this novel, and look forward to reading others in the series.”
“You know that moment when you are reading a book and it sinks its teeth into you and doesn’t let go until the end? The Dark Tower is one of those books.”
“King’s characters and Mid-World are so richly drawn that it is easy to get lost in the story.”