The Dark Tower Reading Order
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This Dark Tower reading order assembles all of Stephen King’s works that relate to The Dark Tower series directly, though not including many of King’s other works that have smaller ties.

What’s on The Dark Tower Reading Order?

The Dark Tower is a series by Stephen King, and is actually considered the lynch-pin for all of his work. Many elements of King’s books show up in The Dark Tower. However, since there is a multiverse involved, those books are largely ignored in this timeline. This timeline is only about the Dark Tower series, including the books and the comics.

Don’t forget to let us know if you see anything missing or any other errors on the timeline. We love your feedback and are always looking for ways to improve the site. You can do this on our contact page. We read everything that comes in.

Where to Start?

Most would agree you should start with The Gunslinger, the first book in the series. The comics are supplemental. Therefore you should save those until you are more familiar with the books. However, you might enjoy a full, chronological readthrough.

Additionally, if you liked this timeline, you might enjoy some of our others, such as our Dune series timeline. Thank you so much for visiting, and we hope you enjoy perusing through the shadowy world of The Dark Tower.

1BuyThe Gunslinger BornGraphic NovelRobin Furth, Peter DavidPrequels2007-11-07
2BuyThe Long Road HomeGraphic NovelRobin Furth, Peter DavidPrequels2008-10-07
3BuyTreacheryGraphic NovelRobin Furth, Peter DavidPrequels2009-04-21
4BuyThe SorcererGraphic NovelRobin FurthPrequels2009-04-17
5BuyFall of GileadGraphic NovelRobin Furth, Peter DavidPrequels2010-02-17
6BuyBattle of Jericho HillGraphic NovelRobin Furth, Peter DavidPrequels2010-08-18
7BuyEyes of the DragonNovelStephen KingPrequels1987-02-02
8BuyThe TalismanNovelStephen King, Peter StraubPrequels1984-11-08
9BuyThe Little Sisters of EluriaNovellaStephen KingPrequels1998-08-25
10BuyThe Little Sisters of Eluria (comic)Graphic NovelRobin Furth, Peter DavidPrequels2011-06-22
11BuyThe GunslingerNovelStephen KingMain Series1982-06-10Jake Chambers appears in this book and he is from New York of 1977, hence its placement here on the timeline.
12BuyThe Journey BeginsGraphic NovelRobin Furth, Peter DavidThe Gunslinger2011-01-26
13BuyThe Battle of TullGraphic NovelRobin Furth, Peter DavidThe Gunslinger2012-01-25
14BuyThe Way StationGraphic NovelRobin Furth, Peter DavidThe Gunslinger2012-06-27
15BuyThe Man in BlackGraphic NovelRobin Furth, Peter DavidThe Gunslinger2013-01-15
16BuyLast ShotsGraphic NovelRobin Furth, Peter DavidThe Gunslinger2013-10-15
17BuyThe Drawing of the ThreeNovelStephen KingMain Series1987-05-01
18BuyThe PrisonerGraphic NovelRobin Furth, Peter DavidDrawing of the Three2015-03-10
19BuyHouse of CardsGraphic NovelRobin Furth, Peter DavidDrawing of the Three2015-09-29
20BuyLady of ShadowsGraphic NovelRobin Furth, Peter DavidDrawing of the Three2016-03-29
21BuyBitter MedicineGraphic NovelRobin Furth, Peter DavidDrawing of the Three2016-10-25
22BuyThe SailorGraphic NovelRobin Furth, Peter DavidDrawing of the Three2017-04-26
23BuyThe WastelandsNovelStephen KingMain Series1991-08-01
24BuyWizard and GlassNovelStephen KingMain Series1997-11-04
25BuyThe Wind Through the KeyholdNovelStephen KingMain Series2012-02-21
26BuyWolves of CallaNovelStephen KingMain Series2003-11-04
27BuySong of SusannahNovelStephen KingMain Series2004-06-08
28BuyThe Dark TowerNovelStephen KingMain Series2004-09-21
29BuyBlack HouseNovelStephen King, Peter Straub2001-09-15
30BuyThe Dark Tower (2017 film)FilmNikolaj Arcel2017-08-04This is an original story set after the Dark Tower series, though it does have similarities to previous stories.
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