- Release Date:1982-06-10
- In-universe Date:1977
- Series:Main Series
A #1 national bestseller, The Gunslinger introduces readers to one of Stephen King’s most powerful creations, Roland of Gilead: The Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting figure, a loner on a spellbinding journey into good and evil. In his desolate world, which mirrors our own in frightening ways, Roland tracks The Man in Black, encounters an enticing woman named Alice, and begins a friendship with the boy from New York named Jake.
Jake Chambers appears in this book and he is from New York of 1977, hence its placement here on the timeline.