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Drama King

By Aprill Brandon and Ryan Huddle
There are other worlds than these.

Thus goes the famous line from Stephen King’s “Dark Tower” series. But it’s also a thread throughout King’s fictional universe. One of the most prolific writers of our time, King has created many worlds and many of them he has connected, in ways big and small, with the “Dark Tower” series acting as the linchpin. The seven books, written between 1982 and 2004, chronicle the quest of Roland, the last gunslinger of Mid-World, a fictional place that darkly mirrors our own. As Roland tries to save the Dark Tower from destruction, he is helped by his ka-tet, a small group of ordinary people he trains to be gunslingers, and he’s also helped by a bevy of familiar faces, at least for King fans.