“The Little Sisters of Eluria” is a page novella originally written for and published in the anthology Legends: Short Novels by the Masters of Modern Fantasy, and later included in King’s own collection Everything’s Eventual. The story is part of King’s Dark Tower. The Little Sisters of Eluria Cover for Little Sisters of Eluria + Gunslinger Author Stephen King Cover artist Michael Whelan Country US Genre(s) Fantasy, Horror, . The Little Sisters of Eluria [Stephen King, Michael Whelan] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This 4, copy Limited Artist Edition is.

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It seems to liftle been roughly around this time that King truly began, consciously or unconsciously, to lace his works together. Though there’s not much to its love story, all of the parts work here: He is lying in a bed. Jun 15, Gillian Murrell rated it liked it Shelves: Then taken to the little sisters who heal him with little bugs that sing. I tend to go with that version over the revised version. When Roland is involved, only good can come of it and this short story that I originally read in the compilation book Everything’s Eventual served his story well.

But as usual, King’s brilliant.

The story opens in Roland’s younger days as he is trying to track down the Man in Black. It is one of the stories of the collection, Everything’s Eventual: He came to support the anti-war movement on the Orono campus, arriving at his stance from a conservative view that dluria war in Vietnam was unconstitutional.

The Dark Tower – Little Sisters of Eluria (Short Story)

I even thought of Pet Semetary and The Shining seemingly missing in the list above at that time, but forgot to point it out in my comments. They ask him to remove the pendant, suggesting it may be poison, but Roland refuses. The sisters, kept at bay by his Jesus-man medallion, were intriguing characters, with Jenna as the hero. It made me feel the creeps. The mutant escapes, feeling the Sisters would kill him soon after they’re finished with John.


Her parents, Guy and Nellie Pillsbury, had become incapacitated with old age, and Ruth King was persuaded by her sisters to take over the physical care of them. Roland has a dream that he is dead, hanging xisters a cross, being burned by flames then swallowed by crickets. This is, indeed, not a bad place to start. Unfortunately, after searching for water and signs of life, Roland ltitle down the wrong back alley where he’s jumped by a pack of muties, and beaten to within an inch of his life.

She is his s 4 stars Having decided that I would finally read the Dark Tower series – which has rested in wait on my book shelf for the better litlte of 20 years – I started with The Little Sisters of Eluria, which was actually written after litrle 5th book of the series published in Roland kills one and then asks who wants to be second.

It is a good way to ease into the Dark Tower Series. I’m especially fond of a panel on page seven in which Roland’s shadow actually looks like the shadow of a slow mutant creeping up behind him; when I first saw it, I assumed that that was exactly what it was.

The Little Sisters of Eluria

Well, let’s move on from talking about the art and get a bit more into the mechanics of the storytelling. This also includes a few lines of “Careless Love”. I think it is a good primer as to the lyrical styling in the series. Roland wakes up the next day and finds the old man is no longer in the infirmary. Both editions contain Whelan’s additional new illustrations for The Gunslinger. Needless to say it was a good pre-book to the series. It was originally published in in the anthology Legends.

It just didn’t feel like a good fit as Dark Tower art. I’ve never read any of the other Dark Tower books and I thought this read fine as a standalone. Just imagine it as another one of Roland’s stories that he tells the rest of the gang on some dark and stormy night. Roland turns around and shoots one of the heads off and the other slow mutants move in, overpowering Roland. All in all, though, a very good issue, with great art and a good story based very closely on the original King story.


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The Little Sisters of Eluria/Chapter Two

This story takes place prior to the events of Sisterss Gunslinger when Roland was still casting about for the Man in Black’s trail. LouiseMichelaCoquina and Tamara. It was originally published in in the anthology Legends. The first eleven or so pages consist of Roland arriving in Eluria, and exploring the deserted town with an ever-growing sense of apprehension.

I consulted a Dark Tower expert and he told me I may as well read the books in chronological story order, so that’s what I did. Totally out of character for the young, surviving knight from Gilead. This story can be found in the Everythings Eventual collection. Roland and his horse arrive at a deserted village, Eluriawhere he encounters a feral dog bearing a cross-shaped spot in its fur attempting to eat a dead body.

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Aug 29, Wayne Barrett rated it it was ok Shelves: But still a goodread These hideous, corpse-like creatures—the Little Sisters of Eluria—have murder on their twisted minds. Here, they’re anticlimactic, and the absence of them actually weakens the beginning of the next issue a bit.

Roland lets it pass.