Wolves of the Calla

Wolves of the Calla

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Roland Deschain and his ka-tet are bearing southeast through the forests of Mid-World, the almost timeless landscape that seems to stretch from the wreckage of civility that defined Roland's youth to the crimson chaos that seems the future's only promise. Followers of Stephen King's epic series know Roland well, or as well as this enigmatic hero can be known. They also know the companions who have been drawn to his quest for the Dark Tower: Eddie Dean and his wife, Susannah; Jake Chambers, the boy who has come twice through the doorway of death into Roland's world; and Oy, the Billy Bumbler.

In this long-awaited fifth novel in the saga, their path takes them to the outskirts of Calla Bryn Sturgis, a tranquil valley community of farmers and ranchers on Mid-World's borderlands. Beyond the town the rocky ground rises towards the hulking darkness of Thunderclap, the source of a terrible affliction that is slowly stealing the community's soul. One of the town's residents is Pere Callahan, a ruined priest who, like Susannah, Eddie and Jake, passed through one of the portals that lead both into and out of Roland's world.

As Father Callahan tells the ka-tet the astonishing story of what happened following his shamed departure from Maine in 1977, his connection to the Dark Tower becomes clear, as does the danger facing a single red rose in a vacant lot off Second Avenue in midtown Manhattan. For Calla Bryn Sturgis, danger gathers in the east like a storm cloud. The Wolves of Thunderclap and their unspeakable depredation are coming. To resist them is to risk all, but these are odds the gunslingers are used to, and they can give the Calla folken both courage and cunning. Their guns, however, will not be enough.

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2003
ISBN: 9781508219163
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital
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Dec 31, 2018

My favorite of the Dark Tower series so far, this book find's Roland's ka-tet approaching a small village on their way to Thunderclap. These farmers and ranchers are in danger from the marauding Wolves of the Calla, and reach out to the gunslinger and his compatriots for help. There is more going on than meets the eye though, and the group is soon investigating their suspicions, with conclusions that, although I was able to predict, were still satisfying when they were revealed. King continues to build the arc or his epic story, and leaves off with dramatic tension that has me excited to listen to the next part of the story.

May 16, 2017

An amazing book. I've read it and listened to it. Would highly recommend it!

May 18, 2013

The 5th book in the Dark Tower Series, and the best one thus far. Ending sets up the next one, quite well...leaves you with a couple of unresolved plots, that I think will be addressed in Book # 6.


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