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The Dark Tower IV-1/2 - Stephen King

The Dark Tower IV-1/2

Author Stephen King

  • Published: 2012-04-24
  • Category: Epic
4.5 Stars
From 155 Customers Review
Price: $10.99


Soon to be a major motion picture starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba

In The Wind Through the Keyhole, Stephen King returns to the rich landscape of Mid-World, the spectacular territory of the Dark Tower fantasy saga that stands as his most beguiling achievement.

Roland Deschain and his ka-tetJake, 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.

King began the Dark Tower series in 1974; it gained momentum in the 1980s; and he brought it to a thrilling conclusion when the last three novels were published in 2003 and 2004. The Wind Through the Keyhole is sure to fascinate avid fans of the Dark Tower epic. But this novel also stands on its own for all readers, an enchanting and haunting journey to Roland’s world and testimony to the power of Stephen King’s storytelling magic.

Top Customer Reviews

  • There will be water....

    From TeflonChromoly
    It was nice to have Roland and his Ka-tet back again, if even for a short while. I hope to walk with them again someday.
  • Wind though the keyhole

    From Nancyc23
    A truly enjoyable book.
  • Well met gunslinger!

    From Chillin in Canada
    It's been a long time since I first read the dark tower, and the book and characters have stayed with me all these years. It was great to hear that the Gunslinger was back with another tale. Well written and mesmerizing. Great job Mr. King!
  • Keyhole Windy!

    From Randall99
    A nice treat for fans of the series- a great tale, full of familiar characters and settings - lots of fun to visit the world of the Dark Tower once again! I'd hazard to say that newcomers might enjoy this too, more than that Directive Nineteen prevents me from saying!
  • Wind thru the keyhole

    From WendyPacheco
    As always a true story teller... Bravo
  • Another great king book!

    From dude from the hills
  • Thank You

    From Nipigon Dream
    There is something about mid world and Roland's Ka-Tet that is a bit like coming home. Many years have passed and I am no longer young. Home is still familiar but I have changed over time. It hurts some but it is a good hurt, mostly. Roland's voice sounds different to me now, but somehow it seems even closer. I always felt the last Dark Tower books were a bit rushed, with perhaps a sense of panic. I understand why and have never blamed the author. They were good despite the pace. This book did not feel that way. It came through naturally and perfectly. A wonderful gift that was unlooked and unhoped for but ever so gratefully received. I hope the wind blows more mid world stories to us.