To give birth to her "chap", demon-mother Mia has usurped the body of Susannah Dean and used the power of Black Thirteen to transport to New York City in the summer of 1999. The city is strange to Susannah...and terrifying to the "daughter of none" who shares her body and mind.
Saving the Tower depends not only on rescuing Susannah but also on securing the vacant lot Calvin Tower owns before he loses it to the Sombra Corporation. Enlisting the aid of Manni senders, the remaining ka-tet climbs to the Doorway Cave...and discovers that magic has its own mind. It falls to the boy, the billy bumbler, and the fallen priest to find Susannah-Mia, who in a struggle to cope, with each other and with an alien environment, "go todash" to Castle Discordia on the border of End-World. In that forsaken place, Mia reveals her origins, her purpose, and her fierce desire to mother whatever creature the two of them have carried to term.
Eddie and Roland, meanwhile, tumble into western Maine in the summer of 1977, a world that should be idyllic but isn't. For one thing, it is real, and the bullets are flying. For another, it is inhabited by the author of a novel called Salem's Lot, a writer who turns out to be as shocked by them as they are by him.
Set in a world of extraordinary circumstances, filled with stunning visual imagery and unforgettable characters, The Dark Tower series is unlike anything you've ever heard. Here is Stephen King's most visionary piece of storytelling, a magical mix of fantasy and horror that may well be his crowning achievement. Don't miss the other volumes of Stephen King's The Dark Tower.
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"There's something about a crippled, black, schizophrenic, civil rights activist-turned-gunslinger whose body has been hijacked by a white, pregnant demon from a parallel world that keeps a seven-volume story bracingly strong as it veers toward its Armageddon-like conclusion....The biggest cliffhanger of King's career." (Publishers Weekly)
This book is (just like the rest in the series) a really good listen. if you've not heard or read the previous books, I seriously recommend that you go back and do that before getting into this one. I've listened to this whole series a few times and each time I fall in love with all the characters, the narration, and Stephen King-of whom i wasn't a fan until the Dark Tower, which made me read or listen to all his books i could get my hands on, and i love just about every one. I have to say that this book is exciting on it's own, but that it is truly more of a necessary step to get from book 5 to book 7, if you know what i mean? none the less, this book rocks!
The writing for this series really took a dive after the last book. Spare yourself the Misery of listening to the rest of this series.
I have listened to all the books up to this one, and felt so compelled to get it just to see what happened next. But I think that I could have lived with out some parts of this book. Also, I find it to be a little short compared with the last ones... maybe that is why I felt this book was lacking something that I just can't quite put my finger on. Still all in all a good book to listen to, even if it's a little anticlimactic.
I love this series. Each book I hang on every word and savor the story. This book however, was the first one I found myself wishing it would end so I could move on to the final one. Good book, but my least favorite of the group.
5 stars because I finished it and truely felt something.
Susannah's character in greater depth.
A great story.
The story continues and it just leaves you wanting more.
I have read every book in the DT series now. I can honestly say this one is a good one although a bit on the low action side. One of the things that made this book series exciting were the big fight scenes in every one of the books. Unfortunately this one has a lack of such a scene and almost seams like the action parts of this book were "gotten out of the way" in order to concentrate on other elements of the story. This wasn't the best book by far in the series, but all in all it was ok by DT standards. If you think about putting down the series after this one you will be really missing out on a lot of good material for the ending.
This 'chapter' of the series is less interesting than others. There is some good action, but it is a much more predictable straight-forward story, no real twists or new insights. What I did enjoy (and hate) was the way in which King writes himself into the story as one of the pillars holding up the world from destruction. It's pretty funny.
Long awaited the continuation of this series. Felt it was a little drawn out, (but it's King). Find that the travel through the different worlds is not as fun as previous in this series or as in the Talisman. Still think the series is a must for King fans.
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