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Roland (Fictitious character : King)

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Works: 151 works in 536 publications in 1 language and 47,230 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fantasy fiction, American  Fantasy fiction  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Fantasy comic books, strips, etc  Horror tales  Adventure stories, American  Horror comic books, strips, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Classifications: PS3561.I483, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Roland (Fictitious character : King)
    The dark tower by Stephen King( Book )
    37 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 6,972 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 gunslinger by Stephen King( Book )
    38 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 5,306 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 a drama that is both grippingly realistic and eerily dreamlike, an alchemy of storytelling sorcery
    The waste lands by Stephen King( Book )
    39 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 4,895 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
    Wizard and glass by Stephen King( Book )
    44 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 4,743 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
    The drawing of the three by Stephen King( Book )
    21 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 4,610 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
    Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King( Book )
    24 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 3,692 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 wind through the keyhole by Stephen King( Book )
    15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,869 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 wind through the keyhole by Stephen King( Sound Recording )
    16 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,372 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 dark tower by Peter David( Book )
    12 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,275 libraries worldwide
    Roland Deschain, the last surviving gunslinger, encounters evil forces and falls in love for the first time while on a mission to Hambry
    Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King( Sound Recording )
    9 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 1,205 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 )
    12 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,185 libraries worldwide
    The final installment in the epic series completes the quest of Roland Deschain, who works to outmaneuver the increasingly desperate acts of his adversaries and confronts losses within his circle of companions
    Wizard and glass by Stephen King( Sound Recording )
    10 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 830 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 )
    3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 771 libraries worldwide
    After seeing the death of his lover Susan Delgado, Gunslinger Roland Deschain and his ka-tet Cuthbert and Alain are forced to flee into the desert with a deadly posse--the Big Coffin Hunters--in hot pursuit
    The gunslinger by Stephen King( Sound Recording )
    10 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 670 libraries worldwide
    The first book of Stephen King's series of novels called the Dark Tower, introducing the haunting figure, Roland of Gilead, the last gunslinger and his pursuit of the Man in Black
    The dark tower by Peter David( Book )
    4 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 634 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 drawing of the three by Stephen King( Sound Recording )
    12 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 597 libraries worldwide
    "Beginning with a short story appearing in The magazine of fantasy and science fiction in 1978, the publication of Stephen King's epic work of fantasy -- what he considers to be a single long novel and his magnum opus -- has spanned a quarter of a century."--Publisher's description
    The dark tower by Robin Furth( Book )
    3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 535 libraries worldwide
    "How could you have done it, Roland? How could you have killed your own mother? That's what everyone in Gilead's asking-- even your grieving father. But you know the answer: Marten Broadcloak and one of them evil grapefruits. That's how. And while you rot in jail, Broadcloak's plot is wrapping its bloody and black tendrils around Gilead. Your town-- the home of the gunslingers-- is the prize possession of the great enemy of the land, John Farson. And he means to have it. Gilead will fall, it will. And it will fall to the death of a thousand cuts. It started with your mother, yes, but it won't end there"--Dust jacket back
    Song of Susannah by Stephen King( file )
    6 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 473 libraries worldwide
    Susannah Dean has been taken over by the spirit Mia to be the body in which Mia will gestate a boy who will eventually kill head gunslinger Roland. The child is to be born in New York in 1999, which is where Susannah-Mia repairs through one of the doors between worlds. The other gunslingers pursue through the same door, but only 11-year-old Jake Chambers, accompanied by former 'Salems' Lot priest Don Callahan, get to New York. Roland and Susannah's husband, Eddie Dean, tumble into an ambush in New England in 1977
    The road to The dark tower : exploring Stephen King's magnum opus by Bev Vincent( Book )
    3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 459 libraries worldwide
    "Stephen King's seven-volume saga follows Roland, the last gunslinger, on his quest to reach the Dark Tower and not only save the world, but save every world across countless dimensions, all threatened by the Crimson King." "With the full cooperation of Stephen King himself, The Road to the Dark Tower examines the epic journey of the author, a quest that undoubtedly mirrors Roland's to complete a story that threatened to overwhelm him."
    The dark tower by Peter David( Book )
    5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 433 libraries worldwide
    Nine years gone since the gunslingers protected the land. Nine years gone since the fall of Gilead, when the Good Man's dark army brutally took the ancient city from those same gunslingers and pushed them into the wilderness beyond. With the Affiliation busted, it's been a time of retrenchment for Roland and what remains of his ka-tete, hiding and on the run from marauding mutants and Farson's mercenaries, But now, with the revelation that one of the Beam that support the Dark Tower is broken, thing couldn't possibly be any worse: First Roland's homeland, and now Mid-World itself, are on the brink of destruction
 
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