Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Graphic Novel/Fantasy
Length: 136 pages
Release Date: June 22, 2011
Stand Alone or Series: 7th book in the Dark Tower Graphic Novel series
Source: Borrowed from Library
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
This is the 7th book in the Dark Tower graphic novel series and was the creepiest and most disturbing book in the series to date. I actually found it intriguing and enjoyed it quite a bit.
Roland’s horse is dying and he decides to stop by a small town to get help. However the town is seemingly deserted. That’s when Roland is attacked by slow mutants and carried away by them. Roland is sure of his demise, but then the slow mutants are stopped by the Sisters of Eluria. The Sisters of Eluria take care of Roland and nurse him back to health; however there is something very sinister about these Sisters.
I thoroughly enjoyed this installment in the Dark Tower graphic novel series. The story is very focused, interesting, and more cohesive than previous trade paperbacks.
The Sisters of Eluria are truly creepy and pretty much an absolute nightmare. They alternate between appearing as beautiful compassionate women and hideous corpse-like monsters that feed on human flesh.
I loved watching Roland struggle against them and prevail (with unlikely help). I also enjoyed that there is a sweet little (and somewhat twisted) love story in here.
The illustration was beautifully detailed and full color; I really enjoyed it a lot. The book was easy to follow and read.
This is definitely an adult’s only graphic novel; it’s very violent, there is nudity, and sex in here as well as torture.
Overall one of the best installments in this graphic novel series yet. I will definitely continue reading this series. This graphic novel series is recommended to those who enjoy dark fantasy graphic novels.