The Gunslinger Guidebook is very much an illustrated version of Robin Furth’s The Dark Tower Concordance. Every important character has his or hers own section in which we get to learn the basic facts about that particular character. We get his or her aliases, nicknames, place of birth, occupation, known relatives, education, history, special skills and equipment. We also get information like height, weight, hair and eyes of that character.
In addition to that we also get information about the affiliation, gunslingers, Gilead, Hambry, Eyebolt Canyon, horsemen’s association, reaptide festival, End-World and Maerlyn’s rainbow. Those of you that have read The Dark Tower Concordance will recognise a lot of this. At the end we also get a Mid-World glossary.
So, is this something you should invest in even if you have The Dark Tower Concordance? Personally I definitely think so. The Gunslinger Guidebook is a very good compliment to The Concordance. This guidebook is sort of a light version of The Concordance that only covers the Gunslinger Born saga. It’s something that you read from cover to cover while The Concordance is more of a dictionary that you use to look things up when you need it.
My advice is to get the guidebook as a compliment to The Concordance. If you do, you will definatley be set with all the info you could possible need about The Dark Tower series.