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Nineteen (19)
Subtitles
the Robert Browning poem

First line :
Pere Don Callahan had once been the Catholic priest of a town, 'Salem's Lot had been its name, that no longer existed on any map.

Notes :
The Dark Tower
- is the seventh and final book of the Dark Tower series, published September 21, 2004 (King's birthday).
Fans worldwide, concerned that King would never finish the series, especially after the author was nearly killed in 1999, breathed a collective sigh of relief at the long awaited completion of the epic story that took King more than thirty years to write.

Subtitles :
REPRODUCTION
REVELATION
REDEMPTION
RESUMPTION

Main characters :
Ka-Tet:
Roland Deschain of Gilead
Edward "Eddie" Cantor Dean
Susannah Dean
John "Jake" Chambers
Oy of Mid-World
Pere Callahan

Enemies :
Mordred Deschain
The Crimson King
Walter O Dim (aka Randall Flagg etc.)
Finli o Tego
Paul "Pimli" Prentis
Rando Thoughtful
Dandelo
Bryan Smith
The Thing Under the Castle

Important places :
Keystone Rose (our world) :
East Stoneham General Store
Turtleback Lane
Route 7
Two Hammarskjold Plaza
The Dixie Pig

Keystone Tower (Roland's world) :
Mohaine Desert
Fedic
Thunderclap
Algul Siento
Castle Discordia
The Badlands
King's Way
Le Casse Roi Russe
The White Lands of Empathica
Odd's Lane
Tower Road
The Scarlet Fields of Can Ka No-Rey
The Dark Tower

Takuro Spirit/Nozz-a-la World
(that of the new Torens) :
Central Park (New York, NY)
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DESCRIPTION
  • Written : June 19, 1970 - April 7, 2004
  • Synopsis : The triumphant, gripping finale to Stephen King's magnificent, epic masterpiece - now available in trade paperback The final volume sees gunslinger Roland on a roller-coaster mix of exhilarating triumph and aching loss in his unrelenting quest to reach the dark tower. A journey which means he must leave his faithful friends Eddie, Susannah, Jake, even Oy, as he closes on the Tower. His steps are followed only by Mordred, half-human, half-terrifying creature heir to the Crimson King. In the end, it is an unlikely ally who will hold to key to the Tower itself, centre of all time and all place.


  • INSPIRATION
    The book and subsequent series was inspired by the poem Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came by Robert Browning.


    REVIEW
    Like everyone else who has reviewed this book, I have nothing but praise for it! Anyone who has read even a few of the Dark Tower books will agree that each one was as good if not better than the last. This trend continues with the final volume, with the expected stunning action combined with more unexpected twists! Some may say that Stephen King's previous efforts have all been the same and Mr King himself has said that he writes what he needs to to make money but this entire series is a masterpiece with a marvelous ending. Trust me, if you liked any of the previous books in the series, this is a must.


    EDITIONS
    Stephen King Book Covers FIRST EDITION/MY EDITIONS

    Donald M. Grant/Scribner 2004.
    Hardcover.

    ISBN 1 880418 62 2.
    845 pages.
    "First Trade Edition"
    on copyright page.
    "1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page.

    Copyright © 2004 by Stephen King.
    Illustrations © 2004 by Michael Whelan.
    Fiction: General.


    DEDICATION


    He who speaks without an attentive ear is mute.
    Therefore, Constant Reader, this final book in the Dark Tower cycle is dedicated to you.
    Long days and pleasant nights.

    BOOK BREAKDOWN


    Part One:
    The Little Red King: Dan-Tete
    1: Callahan and the Vampires
    2: Lifted on the Wave
    3: Eddie Makes a Call
    4: Dan-Tete
    5: In the Jungle, the Mightly Jungle
    6: On Turtleback Lane
    7: Reunion

    Part Two:
    Blue Heaven: Devar-Toi
    1: The Devar-Tete
    2: The Watcher
    3: The Shining Wire
    4: The Door into Thunderclap
    5: Steek-Tete
    6: The Master of Blue Heaven
    7: Ka-Shume
    8: Notes from the Gingerbread House
    9: Tracks on the Path
    10: The Last Palaver (Sheemie's Dream)
    11: The Attack on Algul Siento
    12: The Tet Breaks

    Part Three:
    In This Haze of Green and Gold: Ves'-Ka Gan
    1: Mrs. Tassenbaum Drives South
    2: Ves'-Ka Gan
    3: New York Again (Roland Shows ID)
    4: Fedic (Two Views)

    Part Four:
    The White Lands of Empathica: Dandelo
    1: The Thing Under the Castle
    2: On Badlands Avenue
    3: The Castle of the Crimson King
    4: Hides
    5: Joe Collins of Odd's Lane
    6: Patrick Danville

    Part Five:
    The Scarlet Field of Can'-Ka No Rey: (Unfound Symbol)
    1: The Sore and the Door (Goodbye, My Dear)
    2: Mordred
    3: The Crimson King and the Dark Tower

    Epilogue:
    Susannah in New York

    Coda: Found: (Found Symbol)

    Appendix:
    Robert Browning: "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came"

    Author's Note

    INNER SLEEVE


    The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower
    with 12 full-color illustrations by Michael Whelan

    All good things must come to an end, Constant Reader, and not even Stephen King can make a story that goes on forever. The tale of Roland Deschain's relentless quest for the Dark Tower has, the author fears, sorely tried the patience of those who have followed it from its earliest chapters. But attend to it a while longer, if it pleases you, for this volume is the last, and often the last things are best.
    Roland's ka-tet remains intact, though scattered over wheres and whens. Susannah-Mia has been carried from the Dixie Pig (in the summer of 1999) to a birthing room - really a chamber of horrors - in Thunderclap's Fedic; Jake and Father Callahan, with Oy between them, have entered the restaurant on Lex and Sixty-first with weapons drawn, little knowing how numerous and noxious are their foes. Roland and Eddie are with John Cullum in Maine, in 1977, looking for the site on Turtleback Lane where "walk-ins" have been often seen. They want desperately to get back to the others, to Susannah especially, and yet they come to realize that the world they need to escape is the only one that matters.
    Thus the book opens, like a door to the uttermost reaches of Stephen King's imagination. You've come this far. Come a little farther. Come all the way. The sound you hear may be the slamming of the door behind you.

    Welcome to The Dark Tower.

    ALSO KNOWN AS


    Der Dunkle Turm: Der Turm (Germany)
    De Donkere Toren VII: De Donkere Toren (The Netherlands)
    Mroczna Wieza VII: Mroczna Wieza (Poland)
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