A weird disappointment in some respects, but still a very good book.,
This review is from: Stephen King Dark Tower: The Fall Of Gilead Premiere HC (The Dark Tower) (Hardcover)
My first concern I must first call upon is the art. Jae Lee's art is missing, instead leaving Richard Isanove on primary art duty. There's a certain level of "epic" missing, nothing looks as sharp as it once did. Isanove always complimented Jae Lee in an appropriate way in the previous books, the same way the lighting and set compliment a play. Not to diminish his role, but his art just isn't right without Jae Lee's involvement, and this chapter, more than the previous two, really needed that extra spark of epic. I felt the final battle went too quickly, and I later realised it was more because I wasn't lingering on the big epic art as much.
However, the writing and story in this book is fairly spectacular, and there's plenty of it. I found the first book in the series to be fairly awful with nice art, the second to be incredible with incredible art, the third to be well written and well drawn, but fairly uneventful in story, and the 4th to be extremely well written, but lacking in art. Here's hoping the final chapter holds up, with Jae Lee back on board.