THE DARK TOWER: TREACHERY begins immediately after the events of THE DARK TOWER: THE LONG ROAD HOME. Roland Deschain and his ka-tet have returned home to Gilead after their adventures in Hambry with the Big Coffin Hunters. Alain and Cuthbert are to be made official gunslingers. However, Alain and Cuthbert are worried about Roland who is still obsessed with Maerlyn's Grapefruit, despite knowing how it is using him. Meanwhile, Cort's niece, Aileen Ritter, decides that despite the fact there has never been one, she's going to be a gunslinger. Rumors of war spread and Roland's father and his ka-tet set off to battle Good John Farson's gang. But as the title of the book makes clear, treachery abounds as Roland's mother, Gabrielle is seduced by Marten Broadcloak who convinces her to steal the Grapefruit and kill her husband if necessary.
I enjoyed THE DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER BORN but was a little disappointed by THE DARK TOWER: THE LONG ROAD HOME. I wasn't disappointed by THE DARK TOWER: TREACHERY. The book is a little short, but the pacing and plot of the story definitely quickens, leading to what can only be a showdown between good and evil and one that readers should already know beforehand doesn't end well for our heroes. The story reads like a chess match as we see the pieces fall into place between Farson and those of Gilead and this part of the story has one kicker of a finale.
The art work is gorgeous. With the return to Gilead, the color scheme is more vivid in TREACHERY than in THE LONG ROAD HOME. In THE LONG ROAD HOME, there was a lot of crimson, velvet, brown, and blacks. TREACHERY covers the whole visual spectrum, illustrating once again the difference between the Affiliation (good) and Farson (evil).
I thoroughly enjoyed THE DARK TOWER: TREACHERY and look forward to reading the other volumes in the series as they become available. Recommended for fans of Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" series, those who have read previous "Dark Tower" graphic novels, and people who enjoy serialized comic books.
This third graphic novel of the Dark Tower series branches off from the Stephen King books and gives the reader new information about Roland and the fate of his world. I believe that the story line is faithful to the series, and things happen that are mentioned almost in passing in the regular books. There's an element of inevitable death and destruction permeating this work, a foreshadowing if you will, of what will be as Roland grows older. There … more
The ka-tet of Roland, Alain, and Cuthbert have returned safely to their home in Gilead. But all is not well. Roland has kept the evil Maerlyn's Grapefruit and has become obsessed with peering into its pinkish depths despite the deadly toll it's taken on his health. And what the young gunslinger sees brings him the darkest of nightmares. Meanwhile, Roland's father has led a posse in search of those who threatened his son's life in Hambry - John Farson and the Big Coffin Hunters. And in this encounter, Stephen Deschain's life may be forfeit. This title collects Dark Tower: Treachery numbered 1-6.