While The Gunslinger where more of "the movie that started the series" (as I put in the previous book review), this feels more like a complete book.

Way less backstories, a lot more straight stories.

The series is still in the build up: Instead of talking directly about the tower, the book is more about the companions Roland get in the way to the tower (kinda like Jake in the previous book).

Still, compared to the previous book in the series, this one feel a lot more "complete" and centered around itself.