Towerpedia:Thomas Whitman

Thomas Whitman is a fictional character in author Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series. Descended from Gunslingers on his mother’s side, Thomas trains to become a Gunslinger like his grandfather and uncles.

Thomas’ father was an affluent businessman in Gilead’s Old Quarter, and his wife’s family believed she married beneath her. Happy in her marriage to Thomas’ father and glad to be living a life of affluence away from the violent lifestyle of her relatives, Deborah Whitman was not supportive of her son’s desire to train as a Gunslinger. Because she was the only one of her siblings to have a son, he was named his grandfather’s heir and sent to train under Cort as a Gunslinger apprentice.

Original artwork by Jae Lee and Richard Isanove



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Furth, Robin. Stephen King’s The Dark Tower: The Complete Concordance. Scribner, 2006. ISBN 0743297342

King, Stephen. The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, Book I, Revised). Viking Adult, 2003. ISBN 0670032549

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