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The Dark Tower is a series of eight novels, as well as numerous ancillary short stories and graphic novels. The series, which King considers his magnum opus, ties together many of his other novels as well, and chronicles the adventures of the gunslinger Roland Deschain on his quest to reach a mysterious place known as The Dark Tower:

"The Little Sisters of Eluria," also written by King and involving Roland, is set before Gunslinger; it was first published in the 1998 anthology Legends: Short Novels by the Masters of Modern Fantasy, and later reprinted in King's own 2002 collection Everything's Eventual.

Related Material

Novels

· Black House (2001):
· Pet Sematary (1983): Gage Creed is remembered by Roberts
· It (1986): Mike Hanlon worked at the Derry Public Library and hired Helen Deepneau, and Ben Hanscom designed the Derry Civic Centre.
· The Shining (1977): Dick Hallorann rescued William Hanlon from a fire.
· Misery (1987): Annie Wilkes mentions Andrew Pomeroy being assigned to sketch the ruins of the Overlook Hotel.
· The Dead Zone (1979): Frank Dodd is mentioned by Beverly Marsh.
· Cujo (1981): George Bannerman reappears as the sheriff of Castle Rock.
· The Tommyknockers (1987): David Bright interviews Ev Hillman, and John Smith and Greg Stillson are mentioned.
· Firestarter (1980): The Shop visits Haven to investigate.
· Dreamcatcher: (2001): Gary Jones visits a memorial at Standpipe Hill commemorating the members of the Losers Club.
· Cell (2006): Juniper Hill is mentioned.
· Gerald's Game (1992): John Tandy mentions the serial killer Raymond Joubert
· Dolores Claiborne (1992): Dolores Claiborne experiences two telepathic links to Jessie Burlingame.
· Bag of Bones (1998): Mike Noonan meets both Roberts and Joe Wyzer.
· The Dark Half (1989): Thaddeus Beaumont's ultimate fate is mentioned.
· Needful Things (1991): Alan Pangborn reppears as the sheriff of Castle Rock.
· Lisey's Story (2006): Andy Clutterbuck reappears as a deputy sheriff, but his appearance places Lisey Landon in an alternate universe.
· Desperation (1996): Cynthia Smith is picked up by Steve Ames while hitchhiking crosscountry, and Ellen Carver reads the Misery novels by Sheldon.
· The Regulators (1996): The same cast of characters play out a different story, indicating that the two stories occur in closely-related alternate universes.

Stories

Comics

Beginning in February of 2007, Marvel Comics began running a prequel series written by Robin Furth and Peter David and illustrated by Jae Lee and Richard Isanove:

  • The Gunslinger Born is a seven-issue series published from 7 February 2007 to 1 August 2007 that retells the flashback sequence told by Roland in Wizard and Glass.
  • The Long Road Home is a five-issue series published from 5 March 2008 to 2 July 2008 that presents an entirely original story.
  • Treachery is a six-issue series published from 10 September 2008 to February 2009.
  • Sorcerer is a one-shot comic published on 11 March 2009 concerning sorcerer Marten Broadcloak.
  • The Fall of Gilead is a six-issue series published from 6 May to 28 October 2009.
  • The Battle of Jericho Hill is a five-issue series published from 25 November 2009 to 31 March 2010.
  • The Gunslinger is a five-issue series published from May to September of 2010.
  • The Battle of Tull is a five-issue series to be published from June to October of 2011.

Supplemental Works

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