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The Drawing of the Three

by Stephen King

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Series: The Dark Tower (2)

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Fantasy. Fiction. Literature. Thriller. HTML:The second volume in Stephen King's #1 bestselling Dark Tower Series, The Drawing of the Three is an "epic in the making" (Kirkus Reviews) about a savage struggle against underworld evil and otherworldly enemies.
"Stephen King is a master at creating living, breathing, believable characters," hails The Baltimore Sun. Beginning just less than seven hours after The Gunslinger ends, in the second installment to the thrilling Dark Tower Series, Roland encounters three mysterious doorways on a deserted beach along the Western Sea. Each one enters into a different person's life in New Yorkâ??here, he joins forces with the defiant young Eddie Dean, and with the beautiful, brilliant, and brave Odetta Holmes, to save the Dark Tower.

"This quest is one of King's best...it communicates on a genuine, human level...but is rich in symbolism and allegory" (Columbus Sunday Dispatch). It is a science fiction odyssey that is unlike any tale that Stephen King has ever writt
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    Valjeanne: A real page-turner collaboration between Peter Straub and Stephen King! More "flipping" between alternate dimensions, shape-shifting good guys and bad guys, and a hero you'll love. :-)
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As much as I enjoyed the first book in this series, there really is a vast improvement in King’s writing in this book. Something I have always appreciated about King is his ability to write characters so freaking well. I know that’s like the job of an author but seriously - the people he writes feel so real.

Anyway, now my husband can bother me about when I’ll finish the 3rd book in the series ( )
  s_carr | Feb 25, 2024 |
Forgot how crass and vulgar this book can be. I still enjoyed because it's part of the larger Dark Tower story, but it's certainly not my favorite of the set. ( )
  jfranzone | Feb 14, 2024 |
Read this a few times. Really getting in to the character development and it is just amazing! ( )
  cmpeters | Feb 2, 2024 |
I've been thinking about reading this book for years. After 3 different false starts I finally finished it and am glad I did. It feels very different from other King novels but it is well written and engaging. The world of the story is intriguing and I am excited to begin the next book this is the year I make a dent in my king collection. ( )
  b00kdarling87 | Jan 7, 2024 |
It maybe doesn't hold up to my high school memories of reading it ( )
  emmby | Oct 4, 2023 |
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Hale, PhilIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Palencar, John JudeCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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To Don Grant, who's taken a chance on these novels, one by one.
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The gunslinger came awake from a confused dream which seemed to consist of a single image: that of the Sailor in the Tarot deck from which the man in black had dealt (or purported to deal) the gunslinger's own moaning future.

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Three. This is the number of your fate.
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What we like to think of ourselves and what we really are rarely have much in common….
If dying was required, he intended to die as Roland ... crawling toward the Tower.
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Fantasy. Fiction. Literature. Thriller. HTML:The second volume in Stephen King's #1 bestselling Dark Tower Series, The Drawing of the Three is an "epic in the making" (Kirkus Reviews) about a savage struggle against underworld evil and otherworldly enemies.
"Stephen King is a master at creating living, breathing, believable characters," hails The Baltimore Sun. Beginning just less than seven hours after The Gunslinger ends, in the second installment to the thrilling Dark Tower Series, Roland encounters three mysterious doorways on a deserted beach along the Western Sea. Each one enters into a different person's life in New Yorkâ??here, he joins forces with the defiant young Eddie Dean, and with the beautiful, brilliant, and brave Odetta Holmes, to save the Dark Tower.

"This quest is one of King's best...it communicates on a genuine, human level...but is rich in symbolism and allegory" (Columbus Sunday Dispatch). It is a science fiction odyssey that is unlike any tale that Stephen King has ever writt

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