Soon to be a major motion picture starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba “An impressive work of mythic magnitude that may turn out to be Stephen King’s greatest literary achievement” (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution), The Gunslinger is the first volume in the epic Dark Tower Series. A #1 national bestseller, The Gunslinger introduces readers to one of Stephen King’s most powerful creations, Roland of Gilead: The Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting figure, a loner on a spellbinding journey into good and evil. In his desolate world, which mirrors our own in frightening ways, Roland tracks The Man in Black, encounters an enticing woman named Alice, and begins a friendship with the boy from New York named Jake. Inspired in part by the Robert Browning narrative poem, “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came,” The Gunslinger is “a compelling whirlpool of a story that draws one irretrievable to its center” (Milwaukee Sentinel). It is “brilliant and fresh…and will leave you panting for more” (Booklist).
The Dark Tower is now a major motion picture starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba. 'The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.' The iconic opening line of Stephen King's groundbreaking series, The Dark Tower, introduces one of his most enigmatic and powerful heroes: Roland of Gilead, the Last Gunslinger. Roland is a haunting figure, a loner, on a spellbinding journey toward the mysterious Dark Tower, in a desolate world which frighteningly echoes our own. On his quest, Roland begins a friendship with a kid from New York named Jake, encounters an alluring woman and faces an agonising choice between damnation and salvation as he pursues the Man in Black. JOIN THE QUEST FOR THE DARK TOWER... THE DARK TOWER SERIES: THE DARK TOWER I: THE GUNSLINGER THE DARK TOWER II: THE DRAWING OF THE THREE THE DARK TOWER III: THE WASTE LANDS THE DARK TOWER IV: WIZARD AND GLASS THE DARK TOWER V: WOLVES OF THE CALLA THE DARK TOWER VI: SONG OF SUSANNAH THE DARK TOWER VII: THE DARK TOWER THE WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE: A DARK TOWER NOVEL
Enter once more the world of Roland Deschain—and the world of the Dark Tower...now 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 Stephen King's The Dark Tower: Beginnings, 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 coming-of-age is revealed. Sumptuously drawn by Jae Lee and Richard Isanove, plotted by longtime Stephen King expert Robin Furth, and scripted by New York Times bestselling author Peter David, Beginnings is an extraordinary and terrifying journey into Roland’s origins—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 merely hinted at in his blockbuster novels. Bringing the dramatic history of Roland into chronological order—as originally published in the novels The Gunslinger and Wizard and Glass—The Gunslinger Born begins with a reckless act of courage that gains Roland his first set of guns and earns him and his friends, Cuthbert Allgood and Alain Johns, a special mission to the town of Hambry...not only for their personal safety but on behalf of the Affiliation—an alliance resisting the ruinous advance of “the Good Man,” a monster named John Farson. But the expedition will quickly become Roland’s first experience of the evil forces that he will encounter again and again throughout his life, and in a myriad of guises. And he will also discover the overwhelming power and pain of true love, through which, more than anything, he will learn beyond a shadow of a doubt what things are worth killing for....
Quicklets: Learn More. Read Less. Stephen King is considered by many to be among the 20th century's most prolific writers, and he virtually defined the modern horror genre. With a portfolio of forty-nine published novels and countless more short stories; King has won a number of literary awards, including the Bram Stoker Award, and The World Fantasy Award For Life. Many of King's novels have been adapted into award-winning movies, including The Shining, Children of The Corn and Carrie. Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine, on September 21,1947 to Donald Edwin King and Ruth Pillsbury King. As a young man, Stephen King attended Lisbon High School in Lisbon, Maine in 1962. He notes that his high school career was "totally undistinguished. I was not at the top of my class, nor at the bottom." King considers The Dark Tower series to be his masterpiece, and rightly so. The Gunslinger's been featured on The New York Times Bestseller list, and has been translated into thirty-eight languages. In total, the Dark Tower series has sold over thirty million copies. First conceived when the author was only nineteen; the epic tale of Roland of Gilead spans a total of seven novels, and has won a number of prestigious awards for its masterful, far-sighted storytelling. Throughout the series, he weaves in characters and villains from dozens of his other works, connecting them all to the sinister persona of The Crimson King. Quicklets: Learn More. Read Less.
Eight years ago, Brock Kincaid had tried to put Abby—and her brother's senseless death—out of his mind. After all, a man whose livelihood was tied to the six-shooters at his hips couldn't allow emotional memories to dull his senses. But seeing her again brought it all back: the passion, the hunger, the confusion. Nothing had changed, and yet, when he looked at her child—everything had changed. Abby needed a man to match her fire, and he would be that man. He would know his son. Now if he could just convince Abby to believe in him again…and in the future that was meant to be!
She's come for his life… Feisty Lily Carrington wants revenge for the murder of her father. She's finally tracked down the killer—and she's going to make him pay…. He'll fight to keep it… Juniper Barns has done everything he can to escape his violent past. Now a hardworking sheriff, he protects the lives of those in need. But he can't outrun his destiny anymore. It's time to stand and fight. Only, this time, his opponent is beautiful Lily—the vulnerable girl who came looking for vengeance, but who's in danger of losing her heart to the one man she's forbidden from loving….
From two different worlds Years ago, heiress Hannah Lansing was forced to give up the man she loved. Now, to save the family business, her grandfather demands she marry someone she feels nothing for. Torn between duty and desire, there's only one man Hannah can turn to… Gunslinger Caleb Houston is shocked when Hannah arrives in San Diego—he never expected to see her again! In the eyes of society, they're worlds apart, but can Caleb finally convince Hannah to put her own happiness first and trust in the power of the love they share? "Fans of western and marriage-of-convenience romances have it all." —RT Book Reviews on Texas Wedding for Their Baby's Sake
A version of this work originally appeared in the print anthology To Tame a Texan, under the title "Long Stretch of Lonesome." A hired gun falls for the one woman who's completely wrong for him in this Western romance from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lorraine Heath. Chance Wilder never wanted to be a hero. A road-weary gunslinger with a ruthless reputation, he focuses only on his next target—and his next payday. That is, until a young boy offers Chance everything he owns—a piece of string, a harmonica, and a bent penny—if he'll save his sister from a couple of thugs. Chance agrees, only to discover that the beautiful, fierce young woman in need of rescue is actually the very person he's been hunting: his next mark. But after he saves her, Lillian Madison awakens in him long-buried dreams and possibilities. Facing the demons of his past, Chance is forced to question his next move. Dare he risk everything by following his heart … and trust that the road to redemption begins with Lillian?