Listen up, Stephen King fans! The Dark Tower series isn’t over yet. Although King released the last installment in the seven-book series in 2004, fittingly titled The Dark Tower, gunslinger Roland Deschain is back again in The Wind Through the Keyhole. On a stormy night, Deschain and his ka-tet take shelter as Deschain begins to recount a story from his youth, his first quest, which is where the tale within a tale begins. In the year following Deschain’s mother’s death, his father sends him to seek out a murderous shape-shifter, a “skin-man,” and to find the only surviving boy from the skin-man’s last attack.
The story is set just before the fifth book in the series, Wolves of the Calla, but stands alone, making it a great book for both fans of the series and King’s fans who love his other work but have yet to begin the series. The Dark Tower series started in 1974 and garnered attention in the 80s. Rebooted in 2003 for its thrilling conclusion, the bestselling series tied it up with Wolves of Calla, Song of Susannah and The Dark Tower.
It’s a series that is best described as Game of Thrones meets the Wild West. It has conflict, struggle and fantastic violent battles like the acclaimed television show, plus a mix of western and horror characteristics, with King’s signature style. Exhilarating and enchanting, the series is a perfect choice for those who love King and epic fantasies like Game of Thrones and The Lord of the Rings.
The Wind Through the Keyhole releases April 24, 2012. Click here for more information. While you’re there, be sure to enter to win a copy of The Wind Through the Keyhole!