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Roland Deschain and his ka-tet—Jake, Susannah, Eddie, and Oy, the billy-bumbler—encounter a ferocious storm just after crossing the River Whye on their way to the Outer Baronies. As they shelter from the howling gale, Roland tells his friends not just one strange story but two…and in so doing, casts new light on his own troubled past.
In his early days as a gunslinger, in the guilt-ridden year following his mother’s death, Roland is sent by his father to investigate evidence of a murderous shape-shifter, a “skin-man” preying upon the population around Debaria. Roland takes charge of Bill Streeter, the brave but terrified boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast’s most recent slaughter. Only a teenager himself, Roland calms the boy and prepares him for the following day’s trials by reciting a story from the Magic Tales of the Eld that his mother often read to him at bedtime. “A person’s never too old for stories,” Roland says to Bill. “Man and boy, girl and woman, never too old. We live for them.” And indeed, the tale that Roland unfolds, the legend of Tim Stoutheart, is a timeless treasure for all ages, a story that lives for us.
I’ve written about The Dark Tower series in earlier posts and those of you who follows me knows what a huge fan I am of the series and the author. I’ve been reading a lot of Stephen King lately but to be able to visit the universe of The Dark Tower once again was nothing short but amazing.
Some characters turn into a borrowed family as you read and you miss them after finishing the books. That is one of the reason why some of us turn back to read the same ones again and again.
I was thrilled to take a new dive into the world of Roland, Susan, Eddie, Jack and (of course) the Billy-Bumbler Oy. The Wind Through The Keyhole is said by the author to be book number 4,5 in the series but is also meant to be an alternative as a standalone novel. I do believe that it is enjoyable to new readers but not in the same way that it is to us who has read our way through the adventure already. It’s an amazing story within a story within a story and to me it was a long awaited reunion.
We get to meet the ka-tet on their way to Calla Bryn Sturgis, having to take shelter from a dangerous storm where Roland tells a story from his younger days that is captivating and a real page turner.
I do highly recommend it, but if you haven’t read the other books in the series I would recommend you start there. It’s an epic journey that I’ve never regretted taken and will probably take it more than once again.
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I haven’t really had the luxury of treating myself with new things lately, but I’m lucky to have amazing friends an family that gave me presents this Christmas that gave me so much joy!
So now I’ve ordered a little treat for myself and I got the news today that it has finally arrived at the post office.
Tomorrow these three beauties will be mine!! I can’t wait! And it’s just in time as well since I’m about to finish “Wolves of the Calla” and am extremely excited about the next Dark Tower book 🙂
I’m also really looking forward to dipping my nose into the world of Poe. I have to admit that I haven’t read much of his work but the little that I’ve come across was absolutely amazing. And being a writer that somewhat struggles with short stories from time to time I always appreciate a little inspiration 🙂
And if anyone should wonder where I ordered them from, that would be Amazon UK 🙂
I’ve been reading Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series for a while now. It’s taken me longer than it usually would to read them, but I’m picking up pace now a days.
I’m on book number five at the moment “Wolves of the Calla”, and these books just keeps on surprising me.
I’ve never read anything that that has made me as confused and as mesmerized as these books.
The mind of Stephen King is nothing short but amazing, and he is one of the authors that inspires my writing the most.
The story of Roland the Gunslinger takes you into different places of the world at different times. It’s a whirlwind of emotions and beautiful imagery.
It’s hard to say anything about the story line without giving too much away, and frankly it’s even hard to know where to start.
But the story revolves around Roland’s search for the Dark Tower, and the people that he meets along the way.
Roland as a person is a complicated person and quite a mystery that unravels a little bit at a time.
If you like western, fantasy and thrillers then here is a series of novels for you.
Let Stephen King take you to Roland’s world and spellbind you!
I highly recommend it!