The Drawing of the Three (The Dark Tower 2) - by Stephen King - Book Review

The Drawing of the Three (The Dark Tower 2)

The Drawing of the Three (The Dark Tower 2) - by Stephen King - Book Review

Waking up on the edge of the Western Sea, less than 7 hours after the events from the Gunslinger, Roland continues his journey towards the Dark Tower.

But to continue his quest, he will need to adopt three strangers into his ka-tet, each from a different point in time. To bring them into his world, Roland uses magical doorways, each leading into the world of the one he needs.

But not all of them will want to follow Roland back through the door, each resisting the gunslinger’s demands. But the more Roland becomes involved in the lives of those he needs, the more he realizes that they also need him. As time begins to run out for one of his ka-tet, another will appear, this one forcing Roland to question his own motives. 

While I struggled with the first in the series, its sequel made me sing for joy. Whenever I return to Roland’s world, which happens regularly, this book is where it always begins for me. The tale is filled with adventure, tension, heartache and good old action.

Reading as Roland discovers the familiarities between our world and his is so engaging that there are times when you feel like stepping in to show him the right way.

This is without a doubt, one of my favourite books ever. It’s a book that I read again and again, never tiring of the pace of a tale that never lets up, continuing well into the next in the series.

If there is to be any criticism at all, it’s that it isn’t longer, and although I understand the tale continues with book 3, I just want the events in this one to continue for a bit longer.

Book Details

Title: The Drawing of the Three (The Dark Tower 2)
Format: Paperback
Author: Stephen King
Language : English
Publisher : Scribner
ISBN: 1501143530

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