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Ka-tet Rolanda Deschaina se vrátil zpátky, poznamenaný událostmi minulých knih. Roland stále skrývá Maerlynův grapefruit a stále více ho láká podívat se dovnitř a znovu se propadnout do jeho světa. Zatím se kolem Rolanda začíná všechno pomalu rozpadat a zrádce skrytý mezi jeho přáteli chystá svůj další tah. Od tvůrčího týmu, který vdechl život Rolandovým raným dobrodružství Ka-tet Rolanda Deschaina se vrátil zpátky, poznamenaný událostmi minulých knih. Roland stále skrývá Maerlynův grapefruit a stále více ho láká podívat se dovnitř a znovu se propadnout do jeho světa. Zatím se kolem Rolanda začíná všechno pomalu rozpadat a zrádce skrytý mezi jeho přáteli chystá svůj další tah. Od tvůrčího týmu, který vdechl život Rolandovým raným dobrodružstvím v komiksech Temná věž: Zrození pistolníka a Temná věž: Dlouhá cesta domů, se nám dostává do rukou třetí kapitola této temné ságy o přátelství, zradě a neslýchané výpravě, kterou stvořil mistr vypravěčů, Stephen King. "Tato kniha vypadá... že bude dosud nejlepší napsanou knihou komiksové Temné věže, a navíc nejlépe ilustrovanou, a je čím dál lepší... Geniální práce." - Adam Chapman, Comixtreme.com


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Ka-tet Rolanda Deschaina se vrátil zpátky, poznamenaný událostmi minulých knih. Roland stále skrývá Maerlynův grapefruit a stále více ho láká podívat se dovnitř a znovu se propadnout do jeho světa. Zatím se kolem Rolanda začíná všechno pomalu rozpadat a zrádce skrytý mezi jeho přáteli chystá svůj další tah. Od tvůrčího týmu, který vdechl život Rolandovým raným dobrodružství Ka-tet Rolanda Deschaina se vrátil zpátky, poznamenaný událostmi minulých knih. Roland stále skrývá Maerlynův grapefruit a stále více ho láká podívat se dovnitř a znovu se propadnout do jeho světa. Zatím se kolem Rolanda začíná všechno pomalu rozpadat a zrádce skrytý mezi jeho přáteli chystá svůj další tah. Od tvůrčího týmu, který vdechl život Rolandovým raným dobrodružstvím v komiksech Temná věž: Zrození pistolníka a Temná věž: Dlouhá cesta domů, se nám dostává do rukou třetí kapitola této temné ságy o přátelství, zradě a neslýchané výpravě, kterou stvořil mistr vypravěčů, Stephen King. "Tato kniha vypadá... že bude dosud nejlepší napsanou knihou komiksové Temné věže, a navíc nejlépe ilustrovanou, a je čím dál lepší... Geniální práce." - Adam Chapman, Comixtreme.com

30 review for Temná věž 3: Zrada

  1. 5 out of 5

    Baba

    The young Gunslingers-to-be are back in Gilead, but Roland is still seemingly spell-binded by the Grapefruit; his Father meanwhile looks to take the conflict to Farson and co,; his mother Gabriel possibly seeks penance; and Cort's niece Aileen, desperately wants, that which is not permitted, to be eligible to become a Gunslinger; amidst all this treachery, base treachery looms from within, and from without! This is my favourite Dark Tower books cover across all format! This volume sees the serie The young Gunslingers-to-be are back in Gilead, but Roland is still seemingly spell-binded by the Grapefruit; his Father meanwhile looks to take the conflict to Farson and co,; his mother Gabriel possibly seeks penance; and Cort's niece Aileen, desperately wants, that which is not permitted, to be eligible to become a Gunslinger; amidst all this treachery, base treachery looms from within, and from without! This is my favourite Dark Tower books cover across all format! This volume sees the series more strongly depart from the books, and the graphic novels become original in their own right as Robin Furth and Peter David manage to keep the story interesting and visually arresting (thanks to Jae Lee), whilst sticking fast to all Stephen King's Dark Tower lore, concepts and characterisations. A volume that brings a welcome broadening of the Dark Tower franchise - cue, Aileen!. 8 out of 12. I read the comic books Treachery #1-6 which included an in-depth interview with Robin Furth focusing on her The Dark Tower librarian status amongst other things. The comic books have so many interesting extras that the volume doesn't.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Matthew

    I cannot say enough about this graphic novel series! If you are a fan of The Dark Tower, you must check this out. So much of Roland’s early story is being fleshed out and the artwork is fantastic. I am riveted! This is the first volume that expands a lot on story that was not included in the main book series. The first two volumes were basically a graphic novel retelling of Wizard and Glass. While this one does have a few events in it hinted in the book series, there is so much more! Also, this st I cannot say enough about this graphic novel series! If you are a fan of The Dark Tower, you must check this out. So much of Roland’s early story is being fleshed out and the artwork is fantastic. I am riveted! This is the first volume that expands a lot on story that was not included in the main book series. The first two volumes were basically a graphic novel retelling of Wizard and Glass. While this one does have a few events in it hinted in the book series, there is so much more! Also, this story pulls no punches. It is vicious and raw. Every character is battling both internal and external demons. And, the evil depicted is pure and beyond all acceptable boundaries. Gilead and its surroundings are a world of turmoil and magic, honor and deception, love and hatred. No one is safe, everyone is conflicted, the future is foreboding. Read this series . . . if you dare!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Bradley

    I can't say enough good things about these comics. The art is freaking wonderful. The stories in the first two volumes are great adaptations to King's Wizard and Glass, but this one takes it all much further, elucidating on the bare sketches of events leading up to the Fall of Gilead, the seat of Midworld and Roland's now-lost home. This treatment of the original hints in the source is emotional, dark, appropriate, and fills me with great dread. Treachery, indeed. Roland's no less than his mother I can't say enough good things about these comics. The art is freaking wonderful. The stories in the first two volumes are great adaptations to King's Wizard and Glass, but this one takes it all much further, elucidating on the bare sketches of events leading up to the Fall of Gilead, the seat of Midworld and Roland's now-lost home. This treatment of the original hints in the source is emotional, dark, appropriate, and fills me with great dread. Treachery, indeed. Roland's no less than his mother's. And let's not forget Farson and all his men, shall we? This is what we get for trusting anything that is evil. We're strong enough to make it, right? RIGHT. Say hello to my little friend, the Crimson King. :) Story: excellent. Artwork: brilliant. :)

  4. 5 out of 5

    Chris

    A very solid, engaging continuation of the Gunslinger Born early adventures of Roland Deschain, the last gunslinger. I thought this was a great bounce back from The Long Road Home, which didn't hold up very well on a recent re-read. That damn grapefruit. I loved the scenery of Gilead. We've heard so much about it through the series, it was great to get a big taste of what Roland's life there was like. Favorite new character: Aileen Ritter. A very solid, engaging continuation of the Gunslinger Born early adventures of Roland Deschain, the last gunslinger. I thought this was a great bounce back from The Long Road Home, which didn't hold up very well on a recent re-read. That damn grapefruit. I loved the scenery of Gilead. We've heard so much about it through the series, it was great to get a big taste of what Roland's life there was like. Favorite new character: Aileen Ritter.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Obsidian

    I really wanted Furth to move the story forward a lot more than he did. Maybe if this volume and the previous one were combined I would have felt more. Instead I kept wishing for something to happen. We did get that scene that was shown to us readers in Wizard and Glass though, so that was good. We don't get much of our Roland in this one. Just Bert and Alain trying to do what they can to snap Roland over his grief of Susan and also his obsession with the grapefruit stone he now has. I also am ba I really wanted Furth to move the story forward a lot more than he did. Maybe if this volume and the previous one were combined I would have felt more. Instead I kept wishing for something to happen. We did get that scene that was shown to us readers in Wizard and Glass though, so that was good. We don't get much of our Roland in this one. Just Bert and Alain trying to do what they can to snap Roland over his grief of Susan and also his obsession with the grapefruit stone he now has. I also am baffled by Roland's father, for being a gunslinger he doesn't seem too bright. I say that as someone who does not get what hold his wife has over him after finding out that she has betrayed him. I guess sending her off to be cleansed of her sins was just the way they did things in Gilead, but I would have been done and told her to enjoy the convent. The whole parallel to King Arthur and Guinevere cannot be denied. But since this book's version of Lancelot (The Man in Black AKA Martin Broadcloak) is neither loyal or trusted by Steven Deschain one wonders why he let the guy hang out for as long as he did. I think the book made my sympathsize with Gabrielle Deschain more, probably because King alluded that the character was put under a spell. The graphic novel shows her as a willing participant. The colors in this one felt very drab. I am glad I was able to blow up the panels on my Kindle, otherwise I would have had a hard time reading this in hardcover form without a magnifying glass. Well we all know what is coming next after this one. Cannot wait to read The Dark Tower: Fall of Gilead.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Shannon

    NOTE: the first part of this review is about the series, in general, and the last part covers this particular volume. FROM MY REVIEW OF THE FIRST GRAPHIC NOVEL I never got into the novel series but after reading this particular graphic novel I just might give it another try. This volume focuses on the Gunslinger before he became a legend in this post apocalyptic Spaghetti Western Fantasy tale. It covers the legends of his home realm life, how he earned his guns at an early age and his first miss NOTE: the first part of this review is about the series, in general, and the last part covers this particular volume. FROM MY REVIEW OF THE FIRST GRAPHIC NOVEL I never got into the novel series but after reading this particular graphic novel I just might give it another try. This volume focuses on the Gunslinger before he became a legend in this post apocalyptic Spaghetti Western Fantasy tale. It covers the legends of his home realm life, how he earned his guns at an early age and his first mission which led to him meeting his first love. King was creatively involved in the making of this graphic novel. I suspect this will be a spoiler on some level if I ever reach book four of the novel series but that's all right as I wasn't going to give King's series another chance until I picked this piece up. The tone is dark, gritty and at times brutal and women don't have many options unless they hold a great deal of power. The artwork was impressively done with tight facial shots, focus on shadows and some nice running scenes sometimes all completed on one page. There's a nice map in the back to give you an idea of the overall world which I found very helpful as this was my first time experiencing the world. King was creatively involved in the making of this graphic novel. I suspect this will be a spoiler on some level if I ever reach book four of the novel series but that's all right as I wasn't going to give King's series another chance until I picked this piece up. BOOK THREE In this installment Roland (the future gunslinger) and his pals (known as a ka-tet which is something like blood brothers who will die for you) return home to receive awards yet treachery is afoot in bringing down Gilead (no surprise to readers since the next book is titled “The Fall of Gilead”). A young female gunslinger is introduced as well as a focus on Roland's relationship with his father and outcast mother. More focuses on the Dark Tower and The Crimson King, as well. The first issue topped the March comic sales figures, with an estimated 123,807 sold, 20,000 more than the next comic, New Avengers. CHARACTERS/DIALOGUE: B to B; STORY/PLOTTING: B to B plus; ARTWORK: B plus to A minus; SETTING/TONE: B plus to A minus; OVERALL GRADE: B plus; WHEN READ: mid May 2012.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Stephen

    3.5 to 4.0 stars. Better than Volume two, The Dark Tower: The Long Road Home, but not as good as the amazing Volume 1, The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born this is a solid installment to the series. The art is really good as is the story though I think the ending should have been extended a little bit as it felt too abrupt. Still, a very good read and one that will keep me following the series. 3.5 to 4.0 stars. Better than Volume two, The Dark Tower: The Long Road Home, but not as good as the amazing Volume 1, The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born this is a solid installment to the series. The art is really good as is the story though I think the ending should have been extended a little bit as it felt too abrupt. Still, a very good read and one that will keep me following the series.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Julio Bonilla

    “Dreams are not the stuff of reality,” – Aileen. You never know who’s coming for you when possessed by Maerlyn’s Grapefruit. Just as Gabrielle Deschain is making up for treachery at a covenant, trouble comes brewing in the form of Rhea, the witch of the Cöos. She’s coming to kill young Roland Deschain, killing people executioner-style. Will Roland be ready for her?

  9. 4 out of 5

    Kandice

    2015 - I am still struck by the beauty of these! The story is such a welcome treat because when they were written they were new and additional to the novels. I have most of the novels pretty ingrained in my mind, but I had forgotten a lot of the details in these little gems. 2008- These are simply gorgeous. I love the framed pages, the perfect coloring, the way the clothing is drawn...absolutely beautiful books. Most of the characters come close to the way I imagined them, and the new characters 2015 - I am still struck by the beauty of these! The story is such a welcome treat because when they were written they were new and additional to the novels. I have most of the novels pretty ingrained in my mind, but I had forgotten a lot of the details in these little gems. 2008- These are simply gorgeous. I love the framed pages, the perfect coloring, the way the clothing is drawn...absolutely beautiful books. Most of the characters come close to the way I imagined them, and the new characters certainly fit right in. The masterpiece depiction, though, has to be the Crimson King. Looking at the panels where he appears, literally, gives me chills. Everything about his design is perfect, right down to his wrinkled, too long torso and grey skin. He's disgusting in a very scary way. Getting a little glimpse into what happens between the actual books of the Dark Tower series is really just icing on an already scrumptious cake!

  10. 4 out of 5

    David Sven

    Started off slow but the last third I couldn't put down even though I knew the story. The art was good, but I'm getting a little bored with the pink and red tinge to everything. Hopefully now the Pink Maerlyn is done with (I think) we can move on. This instalment deals with the treachery of Gabrielle Deschain. We also get some insight into Roland's obsession with the Dark Tower as he continues to suffer under the influence of the Pink "Grapefruit." I'm really waiting for Roland to to move from sul Started off slow but the last third I couldn't put down even though I knew the story. The art was good, but I'm getting a little bored with the pink and red tinge to everything. Hopefully now the Pink Maerlyn is done with (I think) we can move on. This instalment deals with the treachery of Gabrielle Deschain. We also get some insight into Roland's obsession with the Dark Tower as he continues to suffer under the influence of the Pink "Grapefruit." I'm really waiting for Roland to to move from sulky pouty obsessive to brooding formidable obsessive. Hopefully next book. 3 stars

  11. 5 out of 5

    Stepheny

    The story is a little embellished but still great. I like the insight into the younger Roland. The artwork is as beautiful as ever.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Emma

    The art is so dark and perfect for this story.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Sud666

    Treachery starts with the return of Roland to Gilead. However, the Grapefruit seems to have captured Roland's mind and he has not turned it over to his father. His friends from his ka-tet are worried. Meanwhile, Marten is making sure his lover Gabriella can betray her husband, again. That's the gist of this excellent addition to the Dark Tower series. Without being spoilery this issue was an interesting one. I did have an issue with the character of Aileen Ritter. She's supposed to be Cort's niec Treachery starts with the return of Roland to Gilead. However, the Grapefruit seems to have captured Roland's mind and he has not turned it over to his father. His friends from his ka-tet are worried. Meanwhile, Marten is making sure his lover Gabriella can betray her husband, again. That's the gist of this excellent addition to the Dark Tower series. Without being spoilery this issue was an interesting one. I did have an issue with the character of Aileen Ritter. She's supposed to be Cort's niece and a wanna-be "female gunslinger". Um not sure what that is or where this idea came from. As far as I knew from the Dark Tower series, there are no female gunslingers. But, SJW tropes are like an infection and have seemed to have spread to this medium as well. Not a fan of bullshit like this. The rest of it was excellent, from Cort's challenge for Riddle Master, to Roland's mother's great betrayal. Sadly, Roland's father instead of being this hard-ass leader shows he is merely flawed and weak. His pathetic attachment to his adulterous wife is the cause of the fall of Gilead and it is a shame. The ending with Roland meeting his mother was very interesting. I have no sympathy for Gabriella (Roland's mother) she is an adulteress and a manipulated idiot. Excellent addition to the DT series, save for the whole female gunslinger crap, the artwork and story combine to make this a great comic and a must have for any Dark Tower fan.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Dawn

    This is probably my favorite of all of the Dark Tower graphic novels so far. We get a little more insight into what spurred Roland and crew into their quest for the tower, and more background on the events that transpired after the ka-tet returns from Mejis. To be completely honest, I can’t say that I’m a super fan of graphic novels. Not that I have anything against GN’s, I just don’t really have any particular passion for them, and not much experience with them either. I mean, I think the artwo This is probably my favorite of all of the Dark Tower graphic novels so far. We get a little more insight into what spurred Roland and crew into their quest for the tower, and more background on the events that transpired after the ka-tet returns from Mejis. To be completely honest, I can’t say that I’m a super fan of graphic novels. Not that I have anything against GN’s, I just don’t really have any particular passion for them, and not much experience with them either. I mean, I think the artwork in this series is good.. But it could be completely horrible and I’d have no idea at all. I don’t read these because they are graphic novels… I read them because they are another piece of the Dark Tower story, and I want all of the pieces. So that said – don’t take my ratings of these GN’s too seriously. Four stars, sure, why not? I have nothing to compare it to, and I liked it, so that seems about right to me. But if you’re looking for a well-rounded and critical review… You’ll have to look elsewhere.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Andrew

    Hmm I always struggle when trying to add comments about a book which is part of a larger series - do I comment about the whole series and then the single entry then seems rather empty and thin on the ground or do I try and comment on the part of the series and then run the risk of it seems a little short on details (not that I give spoilers as you no doubt realise by now) since on the "grand scheme" of the story arc its only a small part in a big story. SO there is my dilemma before I even start Hmm I always struggle when trying to add comments about a book which is part of a larger series - do I comment about the whole series and then the single entry then seems rather empty and thin on the ground or do I try and comment on the part of the series and then run the risk of it seems a little short on details (not that I give spoilers as you no doubt realise by now) since on the "grand scheme" of the story arc its only a small part in a big story. SO there is my dilemma before I even start - the story really carries on from where the previous book ended but rather than feeling like it is adding on to the end of what went before the story feels like a new dimension has been added, both by characters and changes in situation. If you know anything of the original books by Stephen King you know all the events in these book happened in the past, with that in mind the outcome is inevitable however I still want to know what happens - for me its not necessarily the ending but the journey to how we get there.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Alondra Miller

    4.5 Stars Evil + Intent = Treachery. Karma is a bitch, and she always gets paid.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Alex

    A much more compelling volume than the last since it feeds back into the direct storyline covered by the comics,rather than trying to expand on King's Dark Tower multiverse mumbo-jumbo. The six comics presented here tell the simple story of the deceit and treachery of Roland's mother (and are much more deliberate in doing so than previous volumes, an action that will likely inform both Roland's motivations (though it seems a given that he's gonna be morose from hereon anyway)and the downfall of A much more compelling volume than the last since it feeds back into the direct storyline covered by the comics,rather than trying to expand on King's Dark Tower multiverse mumbo-jumbo. The six comics presented here tell the simple story of the deceit and treachery of Roland's mother (and are much more deliberate in doing so than previous volumes, an action that will likely inform both Roland's motivations (though it seems a given that he's gonna be morose from hereon anyway)and the downfall of Gilead that will be presented in the next volume. Yes, it's still arguably all pretty routine stuff, but this was never going to be a series to turn to if you wanted genuine innovation or depth. Again it's the artwork that is truly sucking me into this series above all else. More love and care seems to have gone into this volume and in terms of imagery it may be the most striking yet. I particularly liked the introduction of female gunslinger wanabee Aileen, who is captured perfectly in pencil as both beautiful and dangerous and more mysterious and threatening than the boys around her - but like them, still a kid.

  18. 5 out of 5

    James

    4.25 stars. I don’t think there could have been a better name for this book as it was filled with treachery. There are a lot of moving pieces here set in motion to infiltrate the great hall during the feast with all types of deceptive actions. Plus there was horrifying brutal torture and a death. Compelling story. Seems like our gunslingers just can’t catch a break. The books ends with a shocking messed last page. So ready for the next volume.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Dávid Novotný

    Filling the gaps from book series continues. While previous volume was more about action, this is more about intrigues, but still plenty of both. Art is amazing

  20. 5 out of 5

    Paul Nelson

    Roland, Alain, and Cuthbert have returned to Gilead, Roland mind is free of Maerlyn's Grapefruit but he still obsesses over the orb to the point where he remains in his room ensconced by its presence. For most of the story we concentrate on Cuthbert & Alain as they deal with the disgruntled novice gunslingers and prepare for the ceremony where they will receive their guns. A new character shown on the cover of the novel is Aileen, she is the niece of Cort and deals with the prejudices of the nov Roland, Alain, and Cuthbert have returned to Gilead, Roland mind is free of Maerlyn's Grapefruit but he still obsesses over the orb to the point where he remains in his room ensconced by its presence. For most of the story we concentrate on Cuthbert & Alain as they deal with the disgruntled novice gunslingers and prepare for the ceremony where they will receive their guns. A new character shown on the cover of the novel is Aileen, she is the niece of Cort and deals with the prejudices of the novices as she dreams of being the first female gunslinger, an interesting character with bags of potential for the future volumes. We also see more of Roland's father Steven Deschain as he suffers treachery on all fronts as John Farsons men infiltrate Gilead. The overall theme of this volume as the title says is Treachery, there are traitors everywhere working to end Gilead and the rule of Roland's father, the end of the series is frantically paced as the plans of the treacherous begin to prevail but Roland has one more fatal interaction with Maerlyn's Grapefruit which I hope is the last. Again the artwork is impressive with Roland's vein ravaged face standing out from the effects of the orb and the final shooting of who believes to be Rhea of the Cöos.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Maria

    Book #3 in the 5 book series about Roland, Bert, Alian, and Gilead. The writers have taken Stephen King's history of Roland Deschain and brought it to vivid life. I find myself engrossed and attached to many characters despite knowing the outcome (I still worry for them...). This volume takes place right before the ceremony to make the boys officially gunslingers. Treachery could not be a more fitting title. It is lurking everywhere. Farson's ties seem endless. The most tragic demise (view spoil Book #3 in the 5 book series about Roland, Bert, Alian, and Gilead. The writers have taken Stephen King's history of Roland Deschain and brought it to vivid life. I find myself engrossed and attached to many characters despite knowing the outcome (I still worry for them...). This volume takes place right before the ceremony to make the boys officially gunslingers. Treachery could not be a more fitting title. It is lurking everywhere. Farson's ties seem endless. The most tragic demise (view spoiler)[is that of Gabrielle, Roland's mother. Her devotion to Marten costs her her life by her own son's hand. What Roland doesn't know is that he saved Steven's life. Will he discover that in the next book? Gabrielle's love for Marten corrupted her soul. It was painful to see her fall, again, into his clutches when she was so close to redemption. (hide spoiler)] Review for previous volumes of the series: Gunslinger Born Review The Long Road Home Review

  22. 5 out of 5

    Jonathan Kent

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This is the third Dark Tower graphic novel following Gunslinger Born and The Long Road Home. If you know the source material, then you will know this story is based on a few pages from the fourth novel Wizards and Glass. The story is embellished somewhat to fill in the blanks in the narrative and works all the better for it. You get to learn more about John Farson and his plans to bring the downfall of Gilead. You also get to learn how Roland, Cuthbert and Alain's trip to Hambry has set his plan This is the third Dark Tower graphic novel following Gunslinger Born and The Long Road Home. If you know the source material, then you will know this story is based on a few pages from the fourth novel Wizards and Glass. The story is embellished somewhat to fill in the blanks in the narrative and works all the better for it. You get to learn more about John Farson and his plans to bring the downfall of Gilead. You also get to learn how Roland, Cuthbert and Alain's trip to Hambry has set his plans back. Some horrific scenes and double crossing that set up the rest of the series. Well worth a read and as always the artwork is first class. If you are looking to fully immerse yourself in Mid-World, then these DT graphic novels are a great place to lose yourself......

  23. 5 out of 5

    Sam Quixote

    Roland and his mates are back from their manic chase in the last book and are resting up in their home of Gilead. Roland's going through some kind of heroin-like phase with the orb where he behaves like the addict throughout, while not much else happens. His mum comes back to steal the orb from her son, his dad throws a party (I say party, it's mostly some lame step dancing you'd see in any period-type costume drama, followed by some card tricks, and parlour games - what?!?!), and we see the Cri Roland and his mates are back from their manic chase in the last book and are resting up in their home of Gilead. Roland's going through some kind of heroin-like phase with the orb where he behaves like the addict throughout, while not much else happens. His mum comes back to steal the orb from her son, his dad throws a party (I say party, it's mostly some lame step dancing you'd see in any period-type costume drama, followed by some card tricks, and parlour games - what?!?!), and we see the Crimson King once. Roland finds himself betrothed to a pretty girl but because he's still in love with his dead ex-girlfriend he can't bring himself to do anything about it. Alain finds a girl too but she's a gunslinger which isn't allowed 'cos she's a girl ooo, yawn. Typically the girl gunslinger is a maverick but is held back by her sex, humiliating the boys - in one scene Alain literally as his trousers around his ankles while she looks on superiorly, before shooting all the targets. Basically any momentum "The Long Road Home" had evaporates in this stalled third book. Some lovely artwork as usual from Jae Lee but nothing much happens here and it's just a dull read. What's going to happen in the next book, Roland gets a haircut? Alain gathers up the courage to ask out a girl he likes? Will his dad take up checkers? Come on guys, this is The Dark Tower, start writing material as badass as it should be. Take off the damn slippers and holster up the gunbelt!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Michelle Morrell

    Secret plots swirl around the gunslingers as Roland tries to save his father and himself from the evil influence of the pink sphere. All the intrigue leading up to the Fall of Gilead, the next in the series. Shows us how his obsession with the Dark Tower began and how his mother died.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Rao Javed

    Really interesting...so far the best of these series. It was cunning, curious and also crude at times but loved it.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Brian

    I can kind of see why Gilead fell, what with all the traitors everywhere. I've been complaining about the art style as unsuited to the action in the previous two volumes, but in Treachery it fits perfectly. Most of this volume isn't action sequences as such, it's sudden shocking scenes in a way that the strobe-light-flickering aspect of the art serves to effectively highlight. The best of these is undoubtedly the scene where, addled by the power of Maerlyn's Grapefruit and thinking that his life I can kind of see why Gilead fell, what with all the traitors everywhere. I've been complaining about the art style as unsuited to the action in the previous two volumes, but in Treachery it fits perfectly. Most of this volume isn't action sequences as such, it's sudden shocking scenes in a way that the strobe-light-flickering aspect of the art serves to effectively highlight. The best of these is undoubtedly the scene where, addled by the power of Maerlyn's Grapefruit and thinking that his life was in danger, Roland draws his gun and fires straight into his mother's heart. Gabrielle deserved to die, of course. Not for adultery--being banished to a convent was enough punishment for that--but for willing treachery (title drop!) and planning to murder her husband and the ruler of Gilead, dooming an unknown number of people to being tortured to death by Farson. Including her son, since Marten was clearly lying when he told her that Roland would be safe. That's unforgivable, regardless of whatever love she held for her son. But just because she deserved death doesn't mean that Roland killing her was justified, especially since he was addled at the time. I really liked the inclusion of Aileen. Roland never had a problem with training Susannah as a gunslinger, so the idea that only men could be gunslingers never really crossed my mind. But it makes sense with the kind of world that the Affiliation was depicted as--"civilization," in the Wild West sense, where most people don't need to worry about deprivations but where the gunslingers stand between order and chaos. Women are in a lesser position under that mindset as part of the order that needs defending, so the idea that one wants to defend others seems unnatural. Why can't she be satisfied with marrying Roland, people ask. Why does she want to take up the gun? How uncivilized. Well, as the Dark Tower books show, uncivilized times are coming. That said, Treachery is still slow. I really feel like The Long Road Home and this should have been combined into one, to make things more snappy and cut out a lot of the silliness in The Long Road Home. This is more what I was hoping for from the Dark Tower comic adaptation, but I still don't think it reaches above average. Previous Review: The Dark Tower: The Long Road Home.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Mouse

    Sooo good! I'm really into the Dark Tower series now. I decided to fully immerse myself in it-I checked out the mass market first Dark Tower book and I'm both reading it and listening to the audiobook. Then I got the Dark Tower Companion. I'm also reading the Dark Tower graphic novels! I've been putting off this book for like 30 years and now I've decided to go full bore. It's really a good series with great writing, characters, dialogue, action, and dealing with the supernatural, bizarre, and su Sooo good! I'm really into the Dark Tower series now. I decided to fully immerse myself in it-I checked out the mass market first Dark Tower book and I'm both reading it and listening to the audiobook. Then I got the Dark Tower Companion. I'm also reading the Dark Tower graphic novels! I've been putting off this book for like 30 years and now I've decided to go full bore. It's really a good series with great writing, characters, dialogue, action, and dealing with the supernatural, bizarre, and surreal!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Rural Soul

    "Treachery Treachery everywhere". "Treachery Treachery everywhere".

  29. 5 out of 5

    Jordan Grieve

    Original things are happening now.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Elyse

    Another awesome Dark Tower prequel graphic novel. The ka-tet arrives back to town after a harrowing journey but all is not well with Roland. Introduction of a kick-ass female gunslinger, YES! More of her please! Only 2 graphic novels left before book 1 officially starts.

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