2007: #7 – The Dark Tower (Stephen King)
Book #7 was The Dark Tower, the 7th book in Stephen King’s Dark Tower series. The back of the book reads:
This volume completes the quest of Roland Deschain, the last gunslinger in a world which has “moved on.” Like the first book in the series, the last is beautifully illustrated by famed fantasy artist Michael Whelan. And with the same mix of triumph and loss that made Wolves of the Calla a runaway bestseller, The Dark Tower tracks Roland towards his ultimate goal, the tower itself-the center of all time, all place. But this time, as Roland’s ka-tet moves through The Dixie Pig in New York City to Algul Siento in End-World, the losses come from within his circle of companions. His antagonists, from Mia’s chap Mordred to the force of evil known as the Crimson King, grow more desperate. In the final stage of his search, Roland needs one more ally, a last key to gain entry to the tower. What awaits him there, at the tower’s very top, is a mystery sure to awe King’s legions of devoted fans.
My husband and I started this in audio format back in September, and finally managed to take enough long car trips to finish it!
I think it was a fitting ending to the series. It’s not often that King makes me cry. The series as a whole is truly a masterpiece, however you feel about the rest of King’s work. I recommend the audio version if you find the books a little overwhelming.
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