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 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.