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. Tolkien’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.
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.
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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Prisoner #3 Cover Revealed
Posted: July 16th, 2014 10:32:39 am EDT
Marvel has granted StephenKing.com 24 hour exclusive permission to reveal the cover artwork for The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three – Prisoner #3 by Julian Totino Tedescofor.
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Prisoner #1 Artwork Revealed
Posted: July 7th, 2014 12:57:51 pm EDT
Marvel editor Bill Rosemann has shared exclusively with StephenKing.com color interior artwork by Piotr Kowalski and Nick Filardi from The Dark Tower: Drawing of the Three - The Prisoner #1. Marvel's progressive adaptation of Stephen's magnum opus hits in print and digital form on September 3rd. More artwork and creator Q&As to come as we approach the release date...
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The Prisoner #2 Cover Revealed
Posted: June 16th, 2014 12:08:31 pm EDT
Marvel has granted StephenKing.com exclusive permission to reveal the cover of The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three - The Prisoner #2. Check out the artwork by Julian Totino Tedesco at the link below.
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The Prisoner #1 Cover Revealed
Posted: May 12th, 2014 12:37:28 pm EDT
Marvel has granted StephenKing.com permission to debut the cover for The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three - The Prisoner #1.
Coming September 3rd, The Prisoner explores the troubled life of Eddie Dean in 1960's New York City. Be sure to check out the very progressive and thought-provoking artwork by Julian Totino Tedesco at the link below. More to come...
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Discordia Login Bug Resolved
Posted: April 29th, 2014 10:12:56 am EDT
The account login issues with Discordia have been resolved. Users can once again save their progress and return to the experience at a later time. We apologize for any inconvenience this issue may have caused.
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