The Dark Tower is a series of books by American author Stephen King, which he considers to be his magnum opus. The series mixes themes from fantasy, science fantasy, horror and western genres. It was inspired largely by Arthurian legend, The Lord of the Rings and The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, with the main character Roland Deschain being inspired by Clint Eastwood’s Man With No Name character.

The series started in 1982 and although installments were sporadic throughout the ’80s and ’90s, King continues to publish new novels of the Dark Tower series to this day. Below is a list of the Dark Tower novels in order of when they were published.

Publication Order of The Dark Tower Books


The Gunslinger(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Drawing of the Three(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Waste Lands(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wizard and Glass(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wolves of the Calla(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Song of Susannah(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dark Tower(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wind Through the Keyhole(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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The Dark Tower Synopsis: The Gunslinger takes place in a parallel universe that is similar to what we know as the Old West. The main character Roland Deschain must catch the man in black before finding his way to The Dark Tower. The book combines elements from western, horror, fantasy and sci-fi genres.


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