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All Books in the Dark Tower Series, Ranked Best to Worst

Updated June 14, 2019 4.8k votes 1.7k voters 38.4k views8 items

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The best Dark Tower books are the top novels in the popular literary series by Stephen King. Spanning eight books over three decades, The Dark Tower series tells the tales of gunslinger Roland Deschain and his journey to a tower. Selling over 30 million copies and earning numerous awards, these books are one of the most popular book series of all time.

It can be argued that The Dark Tower series is the best from decorated author Stephen King. Exploring multiple genres, the series was influenced by some of the best books of all time and went on to inspire others alike. It spawned a slew of tie-in books, a comic series and multiple attempts at television and film, including interest from Ron Howard, but those efforts never came to fruition.

Regardless, The Dark Tower books were frequently selected for various awards, including the 2005 British Fantasy Award, five to The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower, as well as a host of Locus Award nominations stretching from 1998 to 2005.

But when you have a great book series like this one, how you do pick a favorite book? Do you give extra points to the first in the series, The Gunslinger, or the last in the series, The Wind Through the Keyhole? Or do you pick one that had the most compelling story, which is completely personal preference? However you rank them, do it right here as we break down the best Dark Tower books!
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