By Robin Furth
The darkish Tower is the spine of Stephen King's mythical occupation. all started greater than thirty years in the past, seven books and greater than 3 thousand pages make up this bestselling, epic delusion sequence. formerly released in separate volumes, The entire Concordance is the definitive encyclopedic reference publication that offers readers with every thing they should navigate their method throughout the sequence. With countless numbers of characters, Mid-World geography, excessive Speech lexicon, and vast cross-references, this finished instruction manual is key for any darkish Tower fan.
* Characters and Genealogies
* Magical items and Forces
* Mid-World and Our global Places
* Portals and Magical Places
* Mid-, End-, and Our global Maps
* Timeline for the darkish Tower Series
* Mid-World Dialects
* Mid-World Rhymes, Songs, and Prayers
* Political and Cultural References
* References to Stephen King's different Work
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