The Dark Tower
by Stephen King
Roland’s ka-tet is reunited, but not without cost. The last episode of the story takes them on the final stretch of their journey to The Dark Tower. Though they have rescued Susannah, there are still enemies who must be dealt with along the way and who could be their ultimate destruction. The journey is long and ka is but a wheel.
Flap: All good things must come to an end, Constant Reader, and not
even Stephen King can make a story that goes on forever. The tale of
Roland Deschain's relentless quest for the Dark Tower has, the author
fears, sorely tried the patience of those who have followed it from its
earliest chapters. But attend to it a little longer, if it pleases you,
for this volume is the last, and often the last things are best. Roland's
ka-tet remains intact, though scattered over wheres and whens.
Susannah-Mia has been carried from the Dixie Pig (in the summer of 1999)
to a birthing room--really a chamber of horrors--in Thunderclap's Fedic;
Jake and Father Callahan, with Oy between them, have entered the
restaurant on Lex and Sixty-first with weapons drawn, little knowing how
numerous and noxious are their foes. Roland and Eddie are with John Cullum
in Maine, in 1977, looking for the site on Turtleback Lane where
"walk-ins" have been often seen. They want desperately to get back to the
others, to Susannah especially, and yet they have come to realize that the
world they need to escape is the only one that matters. Thus the book
opens, like a door to the uttermost reaches of Stephen King's imagination.
You've come this far. Come a little farther. Come all the way. The sound
you hear may be the slamming of the door behind you. Welcome to The Dark
Series (The Dark Tower) Summary:
At the age of 19 Stephen decided he would like to write an epic similar to The Lord of the Rings. The “spaghetti Westerns” of that time and a poem written by Robert Browning, “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came,” became the inspiration for his magnum opus. The series written and published separately over a period of 22 years consists of seven books and the short story, “The Little Sisters of Eluria” published in his short story collection, Everything’s Eventual.
From Author's official site, www.stephenking.com
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