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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.

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ChronologicalSeriesBuyTitleTypeAuthorReleased

7

Prequels

Graphic Novel

Peter David
Robin Furth

2007-11-07

8

Prequels

Graphic Novel

Peter David
Robin Furth

2008-10-07

9

Prequels

Graphic Novel

Peter David
Robin Furth

2009-04-21

10

Prequels

Graphic Novel

Robin Furth

2009-04-17

11

Prequels

Graphic Novel

Peter David
Robin Furth

2010-02-17

12

Prequels

Graphic Novel

Peter David
Robin Furth

2010-08-18

15

Prequels

Novel

Stephen King

1987-02-02

16

Prequels

Novel

Peter Straub
Stephen King

1984-11-08

17

Prequels

Novella

Stephen King

1998-08-25

18

Prequels

Graphic Novel

Peter David
Robin Furth

2011-06-22

21

Main Series

Novel

Stephen King

1982-06-10

22

The Gunslinger

Graphic Novel

Peter David
Robin Furth

2011-01-26

23

The Gunslinger

Graphic Novel

Peter David
Robin Furth

2012-01-25

24

The Gunslinger

Graphic Novel

Peter David
Robin Furth

2012-06-27

25

The Gunslinger

Graphic Novel

Peter David
Robin Furth

2013-01-15

26

The Gunslinger

Graphic Novel

Peter David
Robin Furth

2013-10-15

27

Main Series

Novel

Stephen King

1987-05-01

28

Drawing of the Three

Graphic Novel

Peter David
Robin Furth

2015-03-10

29

Drawing of the Three

Graphic Novel

Peter David
Robin Furth

2015-09-29

30

Drawing of the Three

Graphic Novel

Peter David
Robin Furth

2016-03-29

31

Drawing of the Three

Graphic Novel

Peter David
Robin Furth

2016-10-25

32

Drawing of the Three

Graphic Novel

Peter David
Robin Furth

2017-04-26

33

Main Series

Novel

Stephen King

1991-08-01

43

Main Series

Novel

Stephen King

1997-11-04

44

Main Series

Novel

Stephen King

2012-02-21

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