The early life of Roland Deschain, last surviving gunslinger hero of Stephen KingÖs series of novels, is once more revisited in this latest graphic novel prequel. Writers Furth and David tell several stories of Roland, ranging from his childhood to the years between the fall of his home of Gilead and his decision to set out on his quest to find the Dark Tower. Loosely connected, the series of flashbacks show RolandÖs early experiences with betrayal and with losing his companions and others he had promised to protect. The stories do not feel strongly connected, save for the fact that they all show early incidents that influenced RolandÖs personality, and so are not much more than a collection of short tales shared around a fire. The art by Phillips and Isanove ably depicts the harshness of RolandÖs world, the strange mix of the familiar and the fantastic to be found in the setting, and the hard lives lived by Roland and the people he meets. And itÖs that glimpse of a beloved fantasy setting which the book has the most to offer. (Jan.)
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This is the 6th book in the Dark Tower Graphic Novel series. I was super excited to read this installment in this series because it starts the story of Roland and his journey as... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Karissa Eckert
These stories pull me back into Midworld. they are so amazing and heartbreaking all at once.Published 3 months ago by drewjew
Roland Deschain is a boy no longer, what little innocence he had left burned away in the fires of Gilead and Jericho Hill. Read morePublished 5 months ago by J. Binkerd