The Drawing of the Three

by Stephen King

The Drawing of the Three Summary:

The journey continues for Roland after his confrontation with the man in black. Through doors which mysteriously appear on the beach of Mid-World’s Western Sea, he finds two more to join him in his quest for The Dark Tower--Eddie Dean, a heroin addict, and Odetta Holmes, whose alter personality, Detta Walker, adds additional challenges.


From The Flap: The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three is the second volume in Stephen King's remarkable cycle of the Dark Tower, inspired in part by the Robert Browning narrative poem. The first volume, The Dark Tower, The Gunslinger, relates how Roland, the last gunslinger in a world that has "moved on," pursues and eventually catches up with the sorcerer known as the man in black. It is a tale of science-fantasy that is unlike any tale that Stephen King has ever written. The second installment on the long and difficult path to the Dark Tower commences less than seven hours later. The man in black is dead, and The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three picks up the thread of Roland's odyssey upon a deserted beach of the Western Sea in that strange other-world that is so like--and yet so unlike--our own. Before he can find a doorway to sanctuary in our world, the gunslinger is savagely torn by weird creatures out of that meancing sea. Stephen King himself writes of the DarkTower cycle: "This work seems to be my own Tower, you know: these people haunt me, Roland most of all. Do I really know what the Tower is?. . .Yes. . .and no. All I know is that the tale has called to me again and again over a period of seventeen years." For which the reading public is ecstatic! With ten full color illustrations and designs by the brilliant artist, Phil Hale.

Synopsis: Part II of an epic saga. Roland, the last gunslinger, encounters three mysterious doorways on the beach. Each one enters into a different person living in New York. Through these doorways, Roland draws the companions who will assist him on his quest to save the Dark Tower.


Series (The Dark Tower) Summary:

At the age of 19 Stephen decided he would like to write an epic similar to The Lord of the Rings. The “spaghetti Westerns” of that time and a poem written by Robert Browning, “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came,” became the inspiration for his magnum opus. The series written and published separately over a period of 22 years consists of seven books and the short story, “The Little Sisters of Eluria” published in his short story collection, Everything’s Eventual.


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