April 4, 2016

C ~ The Crimson King

The Crimson King

The Crimson King is the ultimate bad guy. His goal? To tear down the Tower and bring about Discordia, making the world in his image. If you'd like to see a picture of the Crimson King, you'll have to go to the artist, Michael Whelan's, page.
"Bow before the Crimson King! Bow… or die!"
He is evil incarnate.  He is the antagonist in what is, in my opinion, one of the finest fantasy epics of all time, Stephen King's magnum opus The Dark Tower series.

I purchased the first book, The Gunslinger, in 1986.  I had to wait until 2005 to find out how the Dark Tower epic would end.  Then in 2012, Mr. King published book number 4.5.  That's a lot of years (just over 25 years in fact) and a lot of re-reading the first books over again, every time a new book came out.  The Gunslinger is a little dog-eared now, having been read 8 times.  Yet, all eight books, most of which are hardcovers and some of which are about 900 pages long, will remain on my bookshelves forever.  I will read them again....and again.

10 comments:

  1. I love your theme~ I have been wanting to read this series~ I have read most of his books-so, I guess I better get started-whoa

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    1. Yes, please try them! I promise you will love them!

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  2. I have to read the Dark Tower series. It is on my list. Maybe someday... sigh.

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    1. It's an investment of time. But, oh, so worth it!!

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  3. The Dark Tower is definitely a great series. And when it ended, I was ready to start the whole journey with Roland all over again. :)

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    1. You understand my obsession then!

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  4. Haven't read this series; might have to put them on my to be read list following the challenge :)

    good luck with the rest of the challenge!

    betty
    http://viewsfrombenches.blogspot.com/

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    1. Please do....they belong there, trust me!

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  5. I've heard of the series, but haven't read; based on your recommendation, I'll check it out.
    Erica
    www.ericageraldmason.com

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    1. I hope you'll love them as much as I do!

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