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Roland (Fictitious character : King)

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Works: 154 works in 492 publications in 2 languages and 46,700 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fantasy fiction, American  Fantasy fiction  Comic books, strips, etc  Fantasy comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Horror tales  Adventure stories, American  Adventure stories  Horror comic books, strips, etc 
Classifications: PS3561.I483, 813.54
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Publications about Roland (Fictitious character : King)
Most widely held works about Roland (Fictitious character : King)
    The gunslinger by Stephen King( Book )
    37 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 5,225 libraries worldwide
    This heroic fantasy is set in a world of ominous landscape and macabre menace that is a dark mirror of our own. A spellbinding tale of good versus evil, it features one of Stephen King's most powerful creations--The Gunslinger, a haunting figure who embodies the qualities of the lone hero through the ages from ancient myth to frontier western legend. His pursuit of The Man in Black, his liaison with the sexually ravenous Alice, his friendship with the kid from Earth called Jake, are part of the drama that is both grippingly realistic and eerily dreamlike, an alchemy of storytelling sorcery
    Wizard and glass by Stephen King( Book )
    40 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 4,707 libraries worldwide
    Roland and his band have narrowly escaped the city of Lud and boarded Blaine, a train that will take them to, of all places, Kansas, where the ghost city of Topeka has been depopulated by a superflu and where, alongside Interstate 70, an emerald palace rises enchantingly. Before Roland and the companions of his ka-tet continue along the Path of the Bean, Roland must tell his companions the tale that defines him both as a man and hero, a long-ago romance of witchery and evil, of the beautiful, unforgettable Susan Delgado, of the Big Coffin Hunters and Reah of the Coos. And when his tale is finished, Roland confronts a man who goes by many names, a man who "darkles and tincts" and who holds perhaps the key to the Dark Tower
    The drawing of the three by Stephen King( Book )
    22 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 4,571 libraries worldwide
    Like The Gunslinger, The Drawing of the Three is a brilliant work of dark fantasy, inspired by Browning's romantic poem, "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came." Roland, the world's last living gunslinger, lives out the predictions of tarot cards dealt him by the man in black in the first volume in King's, the Dark Tower Fantasy series, The Gunslinger (1988). Now the man in black is dead, and Roland is about to be hurled into 20th-century America, occupying the mind of a man running cocaine on the New York/Bermuda shuttle
    Song of Susannah by Stephen King( Book )
    26 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 3,926 libraries worldwide
    Stephen King The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah with 10 full-color illustrations by Darrel Anderson The next-to-last novel in Stephen King's seven-volume magnum opus, Song of Susannah is at once a book of revelation, a fascinating key to the unfolding mystery of the Dark Tower, and a fast-paced story of double-barreled suspense. To give birth to her "chap," demon-mother Mia has usurped the body of Susannah Dean and used the power of Black Thirteen to transport to New York City in the summer of 1999. The city is strange to Susannah ... and terrifying to the "daughter of none," who shares her body and mind. Saving the Tower depends not only on rescuing Susannah but also on securing the vacant lot Calvin Tower owns before he loses it to the Sombra Corporation. Enlisting the aid of Manni senders, the remaining katet climbs to the Doorway Cave ... and discovers that magic has its own mind. It falls to the boy, the billy-bumbler, and the fallen priest to find Susannah-Mia, who, in a struggle to cope -- with each other and with an alien environment -- "go todash" to Castle Discordia on the border of End-World. In that forsaken place, Mia reveals her origins, her purpose, and her fierce desire to mother whatever creature the two of them have carried to term. Eddie and Roland, meanwhile, tumble into western Maine in the summer of 1977, a world that should be idyllic but isn't. For one thing, it is real, and the bullets are flying. For another, it is inhabited by the author of a novel called 'Salem's Lot, a writer who turns out to be as shocked by them as they are by him. These are the simple vectors of a story rich in complexity and conflict. Its dual climaxes, one at the entrance to a deadly dining establishment and the other appended to the pages of a writer's journal, will leave readers gasping for the saga's final volume (which, Dear Reader, follows soon, say thank ya)
    The waste lands by Stephen King( Book )
    21 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 3,752 libraries worldwide
    Roland, the Last Gunslinger, and his companions--Eddie Dean and Susannah--cross the desert of damnation, drawing ever closer to the Dark Tower, a legion of fiendish foes, and revelations that could alter the world
    Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King( Book )
    18 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 3,641 libraries worldwide
    Wolves of the Calla continues the adventures of Roland, the Last Gunslinger and survivor of a civilized world that has "moved on." Roland's quest is ka, an inevitable destiny -- to reach and perhaps save the Dark Tower, which stands at the center of everywhere and everywhen. This pursuit brings Roland, with the three others who've joined his quest to Calla Bryn Sturgis, a town in the shadow of Thunderclap, beyond which lies the Dark Tower. Before advancing, however, they must face the evil wolves of Thunderclap, who threaten to destroy the Calla by abducting its young
    The dark tower by Stephen King( Book )
    8 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 2,811 libraries worldwide
    All good things must come to an end, Constant Reader, and not even Stephen King can make a story that goes on forever. The tale of Roland Deschain's relentless quest for the Dark Tower has, the author fears, sorely tried the patience of those who have followed it from its earliest chapters. But attend to it a while longer, if it pleases you, for this volume is the last, and often the last things are best. Roland's ka-tet remains intact, though scattered over wheres and whens. Susannah-Mia has been carried from the Dixie Pig (in the summer of 1999) to a birthing room -- really a chamber of horrors -- in Thunderclap's Fedic; Jake and Father Callahan, with Oy between them, have entered the restaurant on Lex and Sixty-first with weapons drawn, little knowing how numerous and noxious are their foes. Roland and Eddie are with John Cullum in Maine, in 1977, looking for the site on Turtleback Lane where "walk-ins" have been often seen. They want desperately to get back to the others, to Susannah especially, and yet they have come to realize that the world they need to escape is the only one that matters. Thus the book opens, like a door to the uttermost reaches of Stephen King's imagination. You've come this far. Come a little farther. Come all the way. The sound you hear may be the slamming of the door behind you. Welcome to The Dark Tower
    The wind through the keyhole by Stephen King( Book )
    10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,568 libraries worldwide
    Sent by his father to investigate evidence of a murderous shape shifter, a "skin man," Roland Deschain takes charge of Bill Streeter, a brave but terrified boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast's most recent slaughter. Roland, himself only a teenager, calms the boy by reciting a story from the Magic Tales of the Eld that his mother used to read to him at bedtime, "The Wind through the Keyhole."
    The dark tower by Peter David( Book )
    10 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,239 libraries worldwide
    Young Roland Deschain takes the first steps towards his eventual fate as the implacable gunslinger in search of the enigmatic Dark Tower, as he uncovers a plot to destroy the network that maintains the world's uneasy peace
    Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King( Sound Recording )
    9 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 1,218 libraries worldwide
    "Roland and his ka-tet are bearing southeast through the forests of Mid-World, the almost timeless landscape that seems to stretch from the wreckage of civility that defined Roland's youth to the crimson chaos that seems the future's only promise"--Container
    The dark tower by Stephen King( Sound Recording )
    10 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,190 libraries worldwide
    The final hour of Roland Deschain's quest for the Dark Tower has arrived. This tower has been his Holy Grail, the quest his raison d'etre-- and Roland will not stop until he reaches the magical and dangerous tower that stands at the nexus of all time and space
    The waste lands by Stephen King( Book )
    12 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 1,118 libraries worldwide
    Roland and his companions, Eddie Dean and Susannah, cross the desert of damnation, drawing ever closer to the Dark Tower, a legion of fiendish foes and revelations that could alter the world
    Wizard and glass by Stephen King( Sound Recording )
    8 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 842 libraries worldwide
    Roland and his band of followers have narrowly escapede one world and slipped into the next. It is here that Roland tells them a long-ago tale of love and adventure involving a beautiful and quixotic woman named Susan Delgado
    The dark tower : the long road home by Peter David( Book )
    4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 803 libraries worldwide
    It's the return of the best-selling comic book series, inspired by Stephen King's epic The Dark Tower! Gunslinger Roland Deschain has seen the death of his lover Susan Delgado. And the Big Coffin Hunters who b\urned her at the stake are now in pursuit of Roland and his ka-tet Cuthbert and Alain. The friends are forced to flee into the desert with the deadly posse in hot pursuit . . . .and Roland is in a coma! Don't miss this opening chapter starring the Gunslinger whose quest for the Dark Tower will shake the foundation of reality itself!
    The wind through the keyhole by Stephen King( Sound Recording )
    4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 748 libraries worldwide
    Sent by his father to investigate evidence of a murderous shape shifter, a "skin man," Roland Deschain takes charge of Bill Streeter, a brave but terrified boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast's most recent slaughter. Roland, himself only a teenager, calms the boy by reciting a story from the Magic Tales of the Eld that his mother used to read to him at bedtime, "The Wind through the Keyhole." (The novel can be placed between Dark Tower IV and Dark Tower V.)
    The gunslinger by Stephen King( Sound Recording )
    8 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 684 libraries worldwide
    The first fantasy in a projected series of novels called the Dark Tower, which tells the saga of the Gunslinger and his pursuit of the Man in Black
    The dark tower by Peter David( Book )
    2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 618 libraries worldwide
    Roland, Alain, and Cuthbert return safely to Gilead, and Roland's obsession with Maerlyn's Grapefruit takes a toll on his health, while his father sets out to find the people who threatened his son's life
    The wind through the keyhole by Stephen King( Sound Recording )
    10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 599 libraries worldwide
    Sent by his father to investigate evidence of a murderous shape shifter, a "skin man," Roland Deschain takes charge of Bill Streeter, a brave but terrified boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast's most recent slaughter. Roland, himself only a teenager, calms the boy by reciting a story from the Magic Tales of the Eld that his mother used to read to him at bedtime, "The Wind through the Keyhole." (The novel can be placed between Dark Tower IV and Dark Tower V.)
    The drawing of the three by Stephen King( Sound Recording )
    9 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and held by 595 libraries worldwide
    Roland of Gilead has stepped through a doorway in time to 1980s America. A savage struggle has begun in which underworld evil and otherworldly enemies conspire to bring an end to Roland's search for the Dark Tower
    The dark tower by Peter David( Book )
    6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 580 libraries worldwide
    Continuing his search for The Man in Black, Roland enters the town of Tull, a desolate place on the edge of nowhere, filled with enigmatic characters, secrets and a possible trap
 
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