The Dark Tower Official Website is an ever-expanding resource of all things Dark Tower. Within these pages, you will find vast amounts of content that include standard archival information in addition to all the latest news on books, comics, and Discordia.

Now in its third generation, The Dark Tower Official Website features updated artwork, an expanded glossary and much deeper connections section. The Constant Reader will also find an issue-by-issue breakdown of the comics and soon-to-be added fan-art platform sure to please Dark Tower fans.

 


The Dark Tower series tells the story of Roland Deschain, Mid-World’s last gunslinger, who is traveling southeast across Mid-World’s post-apocalyptic landscape, searching for the powerful but elusive magical edifice known as The Dark Tower. Located in the fey region of End-World, amid a sea of singing red roses, the Dark Tower is the nexus point of the time-space continuum.  It is the heart of all worlds, but it is also under threat. Someone, or something, is using the evil technology of the Great Old Ones to destroy it.

Inspired in equal parts by Robert Browning’s poem, “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came,” J.R.R. Tolkein’s Lord of the Rings, and Sergio Leone’s spaghetti Western classics, The Dark Tower series is an epic of Arthurian proportions. It is Stephen King’s magnum opus, and is the center of his amazing creative universe.

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The Dark Tower comics follow the adventures and trials of Roland Deschain, son of Steven Deschain, dinh of Gilead.  At the outset of our tale, Roland is a fourteen-year-old gunslinger apprentice, goaded by his father’s treacherous sorcerer into taking his test of manhood years too early.  Roland thinks that  he is fighting for his father’s honor, but in truth Marten Broadcloak is in league with Gilead’s enemy, John Farson, and wants nothing less than to have Roland—the final descendant of Arthur Eld, the ancient King of All-World—sent west in disgrace.  Roland wins his guns, but the price is high. With Farson’s assassins haunting the streets of Gilead, Roland and his tet-mates Cuthbert Allgood and Alain Johns must leave the city. Steven Deschain sends the boys to the Outer Arc town of Hambry, but Roland and his tet-mates soon discover that Hambry is not a quiet backwater but the heart of Farson’s war-machine—a obliterating juggernaut which has its sites set on Gilead.

So begins the epic war between Roland’s gunslingers and John Farson’s forces, a conflict whose battlefield moves from the Outer Arc to In-World and finally to the gunslingers’ heroic but doomed last stand at the Battle of Jericho Hill. Over the course of the story, Roland transforms from the dinh of a faithful ka-tet to a war-hardened loner, searching for the Dark Tower and for his ultimate enemies—a many-faced sorcerer and his master, an immortal were-spider who wants nothing less than to destroy the Tower and swallow the wreckage of the multiverse.
 
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Discordia is an online interactive experience based on the Dark Tower series. Independently produced by StephenKing.com, Discordia chronicles The Tet Corporation's interdimensional efforts to save the multiverse from destruction at the hands of Arina Yokova.

Discordia is a free browser-based flash app that can be played on most Mac and PC computers. With high-end 3D artwork at its core, Discordia allows its users to explore virtual worlds faithfully created using the descriptions within the Dark Tower series.

Please note: Discordia contains numerous spoilers and is designed for those that have already read the Dark Tower books. Nevertheless, the uninitiated may wish to experience Discordia as the immersive artwork, sound and music may just entice you to read the entire series from start to finish.

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Warner Brothers Passes on Dark Tower Series (UNOFFICIAL NEWS)
Posted: August 21st, 2012 2:00:52 pm EDT

UPDATE: According to Deadline.com, it appears that Media Rights Capital (MRC) is now "in serious talks" to fund Imagine's Dark Tower project.

This news comes on the heels of MRC's break-out success with this summer's Ted. This should be welcome news to the Constant Reader as Ted has proven to be a highly successfull R-rated film that contains flawless CGI and human interaction. More news as it happens.


Online news sources including Entertainment Weekly and The Hollywood Reporter have posted that Warner Brothers has officially passed on Imagine Entertainment's long troubled adaptation of The Dark Tower series.  

While no single reason was given for the studios withdrawal, it appears that most insiders believe that series would require a strong R rating that would greatly cut into the profitability of creating such an expensive mega-franchise.

Additionally, the constant reader will learn, no final version of the script was ever agreed upon by all team members regardless of the studios official decline.

When asked about the status of the project, Stephen commented that there is still much interest in the project and that news regarding the series should be announced this fall.

We'll post more updates as they become available. (Ron Howard and Brian Grazer have yet to comment on Warner's decision.)


The Complete Concordance - Updated and Revised Editon Now Available
Posted: November 6th, 2012 9:44:37 am EST

Robin Furth's definitive guidebook to The Dark Tower Series has been updated to include revised characters and genealogies, magical objects and forces, maps and more.

Perhaps most importantly, the new edition of The Complete Concordance includes new information regarding the recently released Wind Through the Keyhole.

With a forward by Stephen and tons of new and revised content, The Complete Concordance is the comprehensive guidebook no DT fan should be without. - Now Available


Wind - Donald Grant Limited Edition Now Shipping
Posted: March 1st, 2012 11:39:41 am EST

Donald M. Grant is now shipping the limited editions of The Wind Through The Keyhole, illustrated by Jae Lee.


Discordia Chapter II in Development
Posted: August 15th, 2012 11:47:00 am EDT

The much anticipated second chapter of Discordia is currently in development and is scheduled for release in summer 2013.

Haven't experienced the first chapter of Discordia? Get started here.


Winners Selected for The Wind Through the Keyhole Fan Appreciation Giveaway
Posted: May 21st, 2012 8:15:00 am EDT

Congratulations to the winners! The tee-shirts and audiobooks will be shipped out soon.

 
Audiobook and T-Shirt
James W. from Ohio, USA
Jesse M. from Australia
Mary P. from IL, USA
Jeff H. from MO, USA
Ruth E. from PA, USA

 
T-Shirt
Carla M. from AZ, USA
Jenna P. from UK
Kathleen K. from Virginia, USA
Bert A. from MN, USA
Ariel B. from Argentina
Amy G. from FL, USA
Brian N. from IA, USA
Heather L. from ID, USA
Penny B. from KY, USA
Jarrek H. from CO, USA


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