Mr. King sets his intricately woven tale of Mid-World in a time described as following the fourth volume of the Dark Tower series. Contrary to what many of the reviews here have stated, I think Mr. King does an admirable job of reading his book. In particular, his rendition of the chillingly evil Covenant Man is excellent, and had me nervously looking over my shoulder in broad daylight. I doubt even Mr. Guidall could have done a better voice for this character. This story can stand alone, but it's also completely satisfying as a wonderful addition to the saga.
I was pulled in by the hype and the one credit deal. I'm only halfway through, but this looks like one of the few books I won't be finishing. The author is overly wordy and the plot is hard to follow. There's some good character development, but the story is lacking a heart. I can't believe Stephen King recommended it!
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