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The Dark Tower – The Wolves of Calla (Stephen King)

Things always look clearer when we see them over our shoulder, don’t they?

I read this book ages ago and I thought it was fun and action filled and while I was in the search of the full Dark Tower, I didn’t stop enough to admire the way it was written and how much it foresaw of Roland’s final choices and his obsession with the Horn of Eld.

The Dark Tower 5 – The Wolves of Calla

https_%2F%2Fletusnerd.files.wordpress.com%2F2014%2F09%2Fwotccover.jpgThe Wolves were mechanical robots designed to look like Dr. Doom from the Marvel comics and their primary purpose was kidnapping twins from the town of Calla in order to process special enzymes in their brain that would probably be linked to the twins mental ability to communicate with each other. Only one twin would be kidnapped, the other left behind. The twin would eventually be returned but he would be stuck in a mental age less than ten, would forget basic functions like bladder control and when they reached puberty, they would grow to gigantic sizes and they would die.
Tian had his sister stolen when he was younger and when she was returned, she would only speak a few words and he started using her instead of an oxen to plow the dry fields of his plot.

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The Talisman * Stephen King

https_%2F%2Fvincentchongart.files.wordpress.com%2F2010%2F02%2Fthe-talisman.jpgThere are some books that stay with you for a very long time. This is one of them. Set in the universe of the Dark Tower and the Territories, Stephen King brings to life the epic journey of a young boy to save his mother. From one side of the States to the other. Hitchhiking through dangerous situation, meeting all kinds people and battling his own uncle. It’s the story of Jack and his mother, Queen of the B movies, Lily Cavanaugh.

PS: The story of Jack is continued in The Black House * Stephen King And Peter Straub

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The Wind Through The Keyhole * Stephen King (Dark Tower)

“A person’s never too old for stories. Man and boy, girl and woman, we live for them. – Roland Deschain”

I loved this book. It’s number 4.5 in the Dark Tower series – just an interlude of sorts before the action keeps going and a very nice attempt (as I fell for it too) to extract more money from the Constant Readers who enjoyed The Dark Tower series. This resembles Inception a little bit or a Matryoshka doll – as it offers a story within a story within a story. A retelling inside a retelling which I love so much.

“The stories we hear in our childhood are the ones we remember all our lives.”

This is a flashback story of when Roland was still young and he met a character of sorts who had nothing to do with the Dark Tower series. Than that character retells a story he heard.

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Stephen King’s Sisters of Eluria Book Review

“The Little Sisters of Eluria” is a prequel to the first volume of the Dark Tower saga.
It was originally published in 1998 in a collection called Legends: Short Novels by the Masters of Modern Fantasy. In 2002, it was collected and included in King’s Everything’s Eventual.

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The Black House * Stephen King And Peter Straub

“Mental dysfunction, neurotic and psychotic behaviour – takes time to develop and there are usually signs”

Let me tell you why I love this book and I hate it at the same time. I love it because it’s a sequel of my favourite book ever (The Talisman), it’s got Jack Sawyer, Travellin’ Jack, in it and there are Gunslingers, and there’s the Territories, and there’s Twinners and so much more. Black House looks back at the twelve year old Jack Sawyer and his quest across America, while creating a whole new chapter in the process. 

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The Dark Tower 5 – The Wolves of Calla

In the fifth novel in King’s bestselling epic fantasy series, the farming community in the fertile lands of the East has been warned the wolves are coming back. Four gunslingers, led by Roland of Gilead, are also coming their way. And the farmers of the Calla want to enlist some hard calibers.

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The Dark Tower 3 – The Waste Lands

In the third novel in King’s epic fantasy masterpiece, Roland, the Last Gunslinger, is moving ever closer to the Dark Tower, which haunts his dreams and nightmares. Pursued by the Ageless Stranger, he and his friends follow the perilous path to Lud, an urban wasteland. And crossing a desert of damnation in this macabre new world, revelations begin to unfold about who – and what – is driving him forward.

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