The Dark Tower IV

Wizard and Glass

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501161830

Category: Fiction

Page: 1040

View: 516

Roland the gunslinger and his crew barely escape one world only to slip into another. It is in this other world that Roland relates to his crew a twisted and entertaining tale of his first quest as a gunslinger and the love of his life, Susan Delgado.
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Wizard and Glass

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 9781444723472

Category: Fantasy fiction

Page: 845

View: 6602

In the fourth powerful novel in Stephen King's bestselling fantasy quest, The Dark Tower beckons Roland, the Last Gunslinger, and the four companions he has gathered along the road. And, having narrowly escaped one world, they set out on a terrifying journey across the scarred urban wasteland to brave a new world where hidden dangers lie at every junction: a malevolent computer-run monorail hurtling towards self-destruction, Roland's relentlessly cunning old enemy, and the temptation of the wizard's diabolical glass ball, a powerful force in Roland's first love affair. A tale of long-ago love and adventure involving a beautiful and quixotic woman named Susan Delgado. And the Tower is closer...
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Stephen King's The Dark Tower Concordance

Author: Robin Furth

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451695047

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 720

View: 7206

The Dark Tower series is the backbone of Stephen King's legendary career. Eight books and more than three thousand pages make up this bestselling fantasy epic. This revised and updated concordance, incorporating the 2012 Dark Tower novel The Wind Through the Keyhole, is the definitive encyclopedic reference book that provides readers with everything they need to navigate their way through the series. With hundreds of characters, Mid-World geography, High Speech lexicon, and extensive cross-references, this comprehensive handbook is essential for any Dark Tower fan. Includes: Characters and Genealogies Magical Objects and Forces Mid-World and Our World Places Portals and Magical Places Mid-, End-, and Our World Maps Timeline for the Dark Tower Series Mid-World Dialects Mid-World Rhymes, Songs, and Prayers Political and Cultural References References to Stephen King’s Own Work
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The Waste Lands

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781444723465

Category: Fantasy fiction

Page: 584

View: 3958

In the third novel in King's epic fantasy masterpiece, Roland, the Last Gunslinger, is moving ever closer to the Dark Tower, which haunts his dreams and nightmares. Pursued by the Ageless Stranger, he and his friends follow the perilous path to Lud, an urban wasteland. And crossing a desert of damnation in this macabre new world, revelations begin to unfold about who - and what - is driving him forward. A blend of riveting action and powerful drama, THE WASTE LANDS leaves readers breathlessly awaiting the next chapter. And the Tower is closer...
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Oswald's Tale

An American Mystery

Author: Norman Mailer

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781588365934

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 864

View: 7645

In perhaps his most important literary feat, Norman Mailer fashions an unprecedented portrait of one of the great villains—and enigmas—in United States history. Here is Lee Harvey Oswald—his family background, troubled marriage, controversial journey to Russia, and return to an “America [waiting] for him like an angry relative whose eyes glare in the heat.” Based on KGB and FBI transcripts, government reports, letters and diaries, and Mailer’s own international research, this is an epic account of a man whose cunning, duplicity, and self-invention were both at home in and at odds with the country he forever altered. Praise for Oswald’s Tale “America’s largest mystery has found its greatest interpreter.”—The Washington Post Book World “Mailer is fierce, courageous, and reckless and nearly everything he writes has sections of headlong brilliance. . . . From the American master conjurer of dark and swirling purpose, a moving reflection.”—Robert Stone, The New York Review of Books “A narrative of tremendous energy and panache; the author at the top of his form.”—Christopher Hitchens, Financial Times “The performance of an author relishing the force and reach of his own acuity.”—Martin Amis, The Sunday Times (London) Praise for Norman Mailer “[Norman Mailer] loomed over American letters longer and larger than any other writer of his generation.”—The New York Times “A writer of the greatest and most reckless talent.”—The New Yorker “Mailer is indispensable, an American treasure.”—The Washington Post “A devastatingly alive and original creative mind.”—Life “Mailer is fierce, courageous, and reckless and nearly everything he writes has sections of headlong brilliance.”—The New York Review of Books “The largest mind and imagination [in modern] American literature . . . Unlike just about every American writer since Henry James, Mailer has managed to grow and become richer in wisdom with each new book.”—Chicago Tribune “Mailer is a master of his craft. His language carries you through the story like a leaf on a stream.”—The Cincinnati Post From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Charlie the Choo-Choo

From the World of The Dark Tower

Author: Beryl Evans

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1534401237

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 2256

Replaced by a diesel locomotive and relegated to the rail yard, Charlie the steam locomotive teams up with Engineer Bob to prove he still has "zip and zowie."
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The Road to the Dark Tower

Exploring Stephen King's Magnum Opus

Author: Bev Vincent

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781587671043

Category: Fiction

Page: 465

View: 1212

"This wonderful book by Bev Vincent opens doors to Roland's world that not even I knew existed. If you like The Dark Tower books, you'll like this one. Enthusiastically recommended." Stephen KingThe man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed...It has been more than thirty years since Stephen King penned those words on a ream of bright green paper to begin his epic fantasy--and the crowning achievement of his literary career--The Dark Tower. Inspired by Robert Browning's poem "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came," as well as J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and the spaghetti Westerns of Sergio Leone, King's seven-volume saga follows Roland, the last gunslinger, on his quest to reach the Dark Tower and not only save the world, but save every world across countless dimensions, all threatened by the Crimson King.With the full cooperation of Stephen King himself, The Road to the Dark Tower examines the epic journey of the author, a quest that undoubtedly mirrors Roland's, to complete a story that threatened to overwhelm him. From a series of short stories originally published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, The Dark Tower evolved over time to encompass King's entire fictional universe.In this indispensable companion, Bev Vincent presents a book-by-book analysis of each volume in the series, tracing The Dark Tower's connections to King's other titles, including The Stand, Insomnia, and Hearts in Atlantis, and offering insights from the author about the creative process involved in crafting his lifelong work--a work that consumed not only Stephen King, but his legion of constant readers.The Road to the Dark Tower examines the series in the context of King's complete body of work and explore the epic's place in modern fiction.
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Author: L. Frank Baum

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1616416971

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 8521

After a cyclone transports her to the land of Oz, Dorothy must seek out the great Wizard in order to return to Kansas.
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Demon Moon

Author: Brad Magnarella

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781535475372


Page: 316

View: 4391

Everson Croft here, professor of mythology and behind-the-scenes wizard. Show me an amateur conjurer, and I'll stop him before he gets himself killed. That's the idea, anyway. But New York City isn't what it used to be, and I don't mean the recent crash. Amateur casters are calling up creatures they shouldn't be able to. And there's been a murder at the city's most hallowed cathedral, a message in blood on the victim's back the NYPD wants me to interpret, like yesterday. Something tells me I'm in over my head. And that's not just Chinatown's newest mob boss, a scary-powerful vampire, or my possessed cat talking. No matter how much magic I hurl, worse keeps chasing bad, and I'm amassing enemies like they're aluminum cans. Did I mention the end of the world might be nigh? Damn. Maybe I'm the amateur here.
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The Sandman Omnibus Volume One

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: Vertigo

ISBN: 9781401241889

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 1040

View: 3995

Presents a collection of the first thirty-seven issues of the comic book series, depicting the journey of Morpheus, Lord of the Dreaming, as he seaches for his place in a changed world and learns valuable lessons from his own family, the Endless.
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Heart-Shaped Box

Author: Joe Hill

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575086874

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 9655

'Buy my stepfather's ghost' read the e-mail. So Jude did. He bought it, in the shape of the dead man's suit, delivered in a heart-shaped box, because he wanted it: because his fans ate up that kind of story. It was perfect for his collection: the genuine skulls and the bones, the real honest-to-God snuff movie, the occult books and all the rest of the paraphanalia that goes along with his kind of hard/goth rock. But the rest of his collection doesn't make the house feel cold. The bones don't make the dogs bark; the movie doesn't make Jude feel as if he's being watched. And none of the artefacts bring a vengeful old ghost with black scribbles over his eyes out of the shadows to chase Jude out of his home, and make him run for his life ...
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The Eyes of the Dragon

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501141198

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 1828

“It is just not possible to stop turning the pages” (The Washington Post) of this bestselling classic tale—an epic fantasy as only Stephen King could envision it. “Once, in a kingdom called Delain, there was a king with two sons….” Thus begins one of the most unique tales that master storyteller Stephen King has ever written—a sprawling fantasy of dark magic and the struggle for absolute power that utterly transforms the destinies of two brothers born into royalty. Through this enthralling masterpiece of mythical adventure, intrigue, and terror, you will thrill to this unforgettable narrative filled with relentless, wicked enchantment, and the most terrible of secrets….
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It. Film Tie-In

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781473666948

Category: Fiction

Page: 1184

View: 3254

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE - Stephen King's terrifying classic. 'They float...and when you're down here with me, you'll float, too.' Derry, Maine is just an ordinary town: familiar, well-ordered for the most part, a good place to live. It is a group of children who see - and feel - what makes Derry so horribly different. In the storm drains, in the sewers, IT lurks, taking on the shape of every nightmare, each one's deepest dread. Sometimes is appears as an evil clown named Pennywise and sometimes IT reaches up, seizing, tearing, killing . . . Time passes and the children grow up, move away and forget. Until they are called back, once more to confront IT as IT stirs and coils in the sullen depths of their memories, emerging again to make their past nightmares a terrible present reality.
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Dark Tower

The Gunslinger Omnibus Slipcase

Author: N.A

Publisher: Marvel

ISBN: 9780785188704

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 1048

View: 5109

It is a story of the end of the world, and it is not over yet. Roland Deschain is now a man - a man with only one goal in life: to pursue the Man in Black to the end of Mid-World and make him pay for destroying everything dear to him. But is this really a pursuit? Or is the Man in Black luring him into a maze of dead ends and false horizons? Is the collapse of Mid-World already a forgone conclusion? The answer - as always - lies frustratingly at the world's end. And with what John Farson has planned for him, Roland might not make it that far. COLLECTING: THE JOURNEY BEGINS 1-5, THE LITTLE SISTERS OF ELURIA 1-5, THE BATTLE OF TULL 1-5, THE WAY STATION 1-5, THE MAN IN BLACK 1-5, SHEEMIE'S TALE 1-2, EVIL GROUND 1-2, SO FELL LORD PERTH 1
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Early Riser

A Novel

Author: Jasper Fforde

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698170342

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 9103

The new standalone novel from bestselling author Jasper Fforde Every Winter, the human population hibernates. During those bitterly cold four months, the nation is a snow-draped landscape of desolate loneliness, and devoid of human activity. Well, not quite. Your name is Charlie Worthing and it's your first season with the Winter Consuls, the committed but mildly unhinged group of misfits who are responsible for ensuring the hibernatory safe passage of the sleeping masses. You are investigating an outbreak of viral dreams which you dismiss as nonsense; nothing more than a quirky artefact borne of the sleeping mind. When the dreams start to kill people, it's unsettling. When you get the dreams too, it's weird. When they start to come true, you begin to doubt your sanity. But teasing truth from Winter is never easy: You have to avoid the Villains and their penchant for murder, ensure you aren't eaten by Nightwalkers, and sidestep the increasingly less-than-mythical WinterVolk. But so long as you remember to wrap up warmly, you'll be fine.
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The Man in Black

Author: Stephen King,Robin Furth,Peter David

Publisher: Gallery 13

ISBN: 9781982109929

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 144

View: 5200

Enter once more the world of Roland Deschain—and the world of the Dark Tower…presented in a stunning graphic novel form that will unlock the doorways to terrifying secrets and bold storytelling as part of the dark fantasy masterwork and magnum opus from #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King. “The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.” With these unforgettable words, millions of readers were introduced to Stephen King’s iconic character Roland Deschain of Gilead. Roland is the last of his kind, a “gunslinger” charged with protecting whatever goodness and light remains in his world—a world that “moved on,” as they say. In this desolate reality—a dangerous land filled with ancient technology and deadly magic, and yet one that mirrors our own in frightening ways—Roland is on a spellbinding and soul-shattering quest to locate and somehow save the mystical nexus of all worlds, all universes: the Dark Tower. Now, in the graphic novel series adaptation Stephen King’s The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger, originally published by Marvel Comics in single-issue form and creatively overseen by Stephen King himself, the full story of Roland’s troubled past and ongoing saga is revealed. Sumptuously drawn by Richard Isanove, Sean Phillips, Luke Ross, and Michael Lark, plotted by longtime Stephen King expert Robin Furth, and scripted by New York Times bestselling author Peter David, The Gunslinger adaptation is an extraordinary and terrifying journey—ultimately serving as the perfect introduction for new readers to Stephen King’s modern literary classic The Dark Tower, while giving longtime fans thrilling adventures transformed from his blockbuster novels. Roland closes in at last on his elusive nemesis, the Man in Black. At Roland’s side is his newest ka-tet-mate, Jake Chambers—a boy from some strange other Earth of subways, turnpikes, and fluorescent lights. But to reach the Man in Black—and save the Dark Tower—Roland is prepared to risk it all. His life…his very soul…and even Jake on this final leg of a treacherous journey, to the destiny Roland has pursued for many long years….
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The King's Magician

Author: Brian P. Pemberton

Publisher: Austin Macauley Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781849638807

Category: Fiction

Page: 295

View: 4867

Nemeila's fate is decided before she is born when her parents' spaceship crash-lands on Earth on the day of her birth. A mortal enemy, Tobyn, murders her father and vows to use his sorcerer's powers to destroy Nemeila. Rescued by a wolf and raised by foster parents, she makes her way across the ocean to a distant country where her enemy has taken control and caused the rightful King Parlan to flee into exile. Can Nemi use her own inherited magical powers to defeat Tobyn and restore Parlan to his kingdom? With the support of the exiled king and his stable-hand Tyler she journeys across snowy wastes and mountains in her mission to foil the evil sorcerer's plans and restore Parlan to his kingdom. Wolves, an eagle, giant spiders and dragons add to the excitement and danger they encounter.
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The Vorrh

Author: Brian Catling

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101873787

Category: Fiction

Page: 500

View: 2493

In a novel that combines history and fantasy, the author explores the Vorrh, a vast forest at the edge of Essenwald, a colonial city in a parallel Africa. Original.
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