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I Get ‘The Little Sisters of Eluria’!!

Discussion in 'Everything's Eventual' started by Andy4, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. Andy4

    Andy4 Member

    I must admit I’m not a massive fan of short stories, but I am now working my way through SK’s collection because I have read most of his novels.

    That is, with the exception of ‘The Dark Tower Series’

    I read ‘The Gunslinger’ & ‘The Drawing of the Three’ when they were first released, then bought ‘The Wizard & The Glass’ and never read it (incidentally, I’ve also bought ‘Black House’ twice and still haven’t read that - so many SK books, and so little time!)

    So, When I read the pre-amble for ‘Little Sisters’ I thought; Oh god, am I going to be able to get through this?

    I must admit; I found the first 20 pages hard going, but then something amazing (well amazing to me, anyway!) happened.

    I started to turn the pages without realising I was doing it. I was hooked on the story, and actually enjoying being back in the world of; ‘Roland of Gil-e-ad’ (or is it just Gilead?!?)

    I know it’s a retrospective story, but it has whetted my appetite for more!

    I’ve always wanted to like DT because I like SK, but now (but not yet) I feel like I can actually read it, and enjoy it.

    However, wether I enjoy it or not, I’m determined to read it anyway.

    That may seem strange to some people, but I firmly believe in loyalty, and I couldn’t consider myself to be a true SK fan, or a fan of any author for that matter, without reading his or her Magnum Opus.

    Back to the ‘Little Sisters’


    so, if you don’t want to know the end of the story; skip the next few paragraphs, down to the next set of CAPITALS:-

    Roland should have slept with Jenna on that final night, but he didn’t because he was either too fatigued or she was too inhuman, or both - so they settled for a passionate kiss before falling asleep in each other’s arms.

    What I want to know is this;

    Bearing in mind this is a prequal to a 7 or 8 book series of god knows how many words & pages...

    What would have happened if they had slept together?

    Would Roland have become a vampire, would Jenna have become fully or more human?

    Hmm, that’s a big call.


    I’m not sure what year the first novel in the DT Series was published, but maybe I was too young to appreciate it?!?

    What do you think is the main appeal of ‘The Dark Tower Series’ is, and if you were trying to persuade someone to buy the whole set of books, how would you sell it to them?

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  2. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    Fixed it for you but just in case you'd like to know how to insert a spoiler in the future:

    You can either type in the coding yourself by typing:
    the words you want hidden followed by

    Or highlight the words you want hidden click the insert button [​IMG], and select Spoiler.

  3. I read The Little Sisters of Eluria in an anthology without realizing it was linked to the Dark Tower and I loved it! :) It made me want to read all the Dark Tower novels... which I havn't gotten around to yet because although I've read The Gunslinger twice, I read the original and I think I need to read the second version.

    I forgot the name of the anthology but it contained some great stories by some great authors :)
  4. do1you9love?

    do1you9love? Happy to be here!

    Hmm, it's been a while since I read Little Sisters. I'll do a re-read and try to respond to your spoiler. I do think that if you liked Little Sisters, you will enjoy Wizard and Glass, which will only whet your appetite for more!!
  5. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    I believe it was also in Everythings Eventual
  6. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    I read Little Sisters in a short story collection. While I enjoyed it on it's own, it was Wind Through the Keyhole that put me on my DT journey
  7. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Me too (and reading posts on this Board)

    The first DT book I read was The Wind Through the Keyhole and I enjoyed it, even though I had no frame of reference for many of the things mentioned in it.
  8. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    Same for me, but I wanted MORE!

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    The Little Sisters of Eluria is a short story originally published in 1998 in a collection called Legends: Short Novels by the Masters of Modern Fantasy. In 2002, it was collected and included in King's Everything's Eventual.

    Chronologically, the story within takes place before the events of the Dark Tower Series - though after the story of Roland Deschain's past he recounts in Wizard and Glass.

    Marvel Comics also published a five chapter comic series based on the story by the same name.
  10. Legends, yes! I could not think of the name of that anthology, Thanks! :)
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...the Marvel adaptation is extremely well done, and only a short issue arc.....worth the purchase......
  12. Mr. Cranky

    Mr. Cranky Well-Known Member

    I've got that book "The Legends of Fantasy" edited by Jack Dann. Did they make a movie out of that story? I didn't know they made a movie out of the Little Sisters story? Sorry, I'm thinking of the books 'Legends of Australian Fantasy', I've also got the other book, edited by Robert Silverberg.
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