Stephen King's The Dark Tower: The Complete Concordance (Revised & Updated!)
- Author: Robin Furth
- Artist: Michael Whelan
- Page Count: 702
- Pub. Date: March 22, 2016
- ISBN: 978-1-58767-432-7
- Status: Out of Print
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"I found this overview of In-World, Mid-World, and End-World both entertaining and invaluable. So, I am convinced, will you." — Stephen King
Stephen King's The Dark Tower: The Complete Concordance (Revised and Updated)
by Robin Furth
Foreword by Stephen King
About the Book:
The Dark Tower series is the backbone of Stephen King's legendary career. Eight books and more than three thousand pages make up this bestselling fantasy epic. This revised and updated concordance, incorporating the 2012 Dark Tower novel The Wind Through the Keyhole, is the definitive encyclopedic reference book that provides readers with everything they need to navigate their way through the series. With hundreds of characters, Mid-World geography, High Speech lexicon, and extensive cross-references, this comprehensive handbook is essential for any Dark Tower fan.
Characters and Genealogies
Magical Objects and Forces
Mid-World and Our World Places
Portals and Magical Places
Mid-, End-, and Our World Maps
Timeline for the Dark Tower Series
Mid-World Rhymes, Songs, and Prayers
Political and Cultural References
References to Stephen King's Own Work
From Stephen King's Foreword:
"Her Concordance was never meant to be published; it was created solely as a writer's tool. But, even with most of my mind preoccupied by the writing of my tale, I was aware of how good it was, how interesting and readable it was. I also became aware, as time passed and the actual publication of the final three volumes grew closer, of how valuable it might be to the Constant Reader... In any case, it was Robin Furth who inventoried the goods I had on sale, and replaced all the dim overhead lights so I could see everything clearly and find my way from Housewares to Appliances without getting lost...or from Gilead to Calla Bryn Sturgis, if you prefer. That in no way makes her responsible for my errors—of which I'm sure there are many—but it is important that she receive credit for all the good work she has done on my behalf. I found this overview of In-World, Mid-World, and End-World both entertaining and invaluable. So, I am convinced, will you."
From Robin Furth's Introduction:
"For over two years I have lived in Roland's world—occasionally surfacing in ours—and during that time I've collected much of the myth, history, and folklore of Mid-World. Just as, when you wake up from a dream, you try to capture what you saw during your night travels, the book that follows is my attempt to capture my journey with Roland. My goal, when I started, was to make a doorway between worlds. I hope that I have, at least, made a small window."
"[An] invaluable aid whenever you want to puzzle out all of the references
. . . or find a refresher course on who's good and who's evil."
— The New York Times
"Furth's concordance anticipates—and answers—virtually every
question the Constant Reader might come up with."
About the Author:
Robin Furth was born and raised in Philadelphia and attended the University of Pennsylvania. While enrolled in the Ph.D. program at the University of Maine, she was introduced to Stephen King, who needed a research assistant. Her work with King as he completed the Dark Tower series produced The Dark Tower Concordance. Furth has since written the story lines for Marvel’s bestselling comic book spin-off series The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born. She divides her time among Maine, the south of England, and Mid-World.
Published in one state:
• Hardcover Limited Edition of 1000 copies signed the author, bound in full-cloth, and Smyth sewn ($60)