The Complete Stephen King Universe: A Guide to the Worlds of Stephen King

By Stanley Wiater, Christopher Golden, Hank Wagner

The myriad worlds and universes King has created are, in fact, one global, one universe. this is the guide to that universe.
The entire Stephen King Universe is the single definitive reference paintings that examines all of Stephen King's novels, brief tales, films, miniseries, and teleplays, and deciphers the threads that exist in all of his paintings. This final source comprises in-depth tale analyses, personality breakdowns, little-known proof, and startling revelations on how the plots, subject matters, characters, and conflicts intertwine.
After gaining knowledge of The entire Stephen King Universe, you are going to by no means learn Stephen King an identical method again.

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The quantity nineteen is important simply because that's the age at which Stephen King first conceived the assumption for the darkish Tower sequence, encouraged via Robert Browning’s poem, Tolkien’s epic The Lord of The jewelry, and, later, Sergio Leone’s movie the nice, the undesirable, and the gruesome. The quantity nineteen additionally figures within the day King used to be virtually killed by means of an oncoming motor vehicle: June 19, 1999. THE TET company: Confronting Jack Andolini in Calvin Tower’s book place in 1977 big apple urban, Eddie abruptly tells him to notify his boss Salazar that Tower has made up our minds to not promote his vacant lot up the road to the Sombra company, yet fairly to the Tet company, which doesn’t exist at the moment. it is going to, despite the fact that, exist almost immediately sooner or later, a enterprise geared up by way of John Cullum, Moses Carver, and Aaron Deepneau. FATHER DONALD CALLAHAN: recognized to the townsfolk as “the outdated Fella” or “Pere Callahan,” Don Callahan got here to finish global from one other truth, one during which the occasions defined in ’Salem’s Lot truly came about. In Wolves, he tells the tale of his existence from his departure from the Lot to the time he got here to Calla Bryn Sturgis, the mysterious globe referred to as Black 13 in his ownership. Father Callahan spent decades searching vampires until eventually he “died,” very like Jake Chambers, and located himself in Roland’s international. He finally turns into an essential component of Roland’s ka-tet. CALLA BRYN STURGIS: A small city at the River Whye, close to the sting of finish global. approximately each 20 years, Calla Bryn Sturgis is attacked via a legion of cloaked invaders fastened on horses. The invaders have one aim, to kidnap the kids of town and spirit them to Thunderclap, possibly as slave exertions (the fact is way extra horrible). a few of the childrens taken are by no means obvious back; those that go back are, within the parlance of the locals, “roont,” become slow-witted giants with an unnaturally brief lifestyles span. inspired through the presence of Roland and his ka-tet, the present citizens make a stand opposed to the Wolf riders, and soundly defeat them. ANDY THE robotic: This seven-foot-tall messenger robotic has possible consistently lived in Calla Bryn Sturgis. it really is he who tells the townspeople of the upcoming arrival of the wolves. probably benign, Andy, a made of North relevant Positronics, is de facto an best friend of the Wolf riders. whilst Eddie discovers the reality approximately Andy, he renders him lifeless in a scene equivalent to the single in 2001: an area Odyssey while astronaut Dave lobotomizes Hal, the pc that runs his send. CALVIN TOWER: the landlord of The long island eating place of the brain, a brand new York book place, and of the vacant lot the place grows the all-important rose. Sombra company has an choice at the land, which expires in a couple of brief days. AARON DEEPNEAU: Clavin Tower’s ally and legal professional, he can usually be present in Tower’s book shop, enjoying chess with the landlord. ENRICO BALAZAR: A consultant of the Sombra company, Balazar attempts to buy Calvin Tower’s vacant manhattan urban lot from him in 1977.

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