The Wind Through the Keyhole : A Dark Tower Novel Paperback
by Stephen King
For readers new to The Dark Tower, The Wind Through the Keyhole is a stand-alone novel, and a wonderful introduction to the series.
The Dark Tower is soon to be a major motion picture starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba, due in cinemas July 28, 2017. THE NUMBER ONE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER. For readers new to The Dark Tower, THE WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE is a stand-alone novel, and a wonderful introduction to the series.
It is a story within a story, which features both the younger and older gunslinger Roland on his quest to find the Dark Tower.
Fans of the existing seven books in the series will also delight in discovering what happened to Roland and his ka tet between the time they leave the Emerald City and arrive at the outskirts of Calla Bryn Sturgis. This Russian Doll of a novel, a story within a story, within a story, visits Mid-World's last gunslinger, Roland Deschain, and his ka-tet as a ferocious storm halts their progress along the Path of the Beam. (The novel can be placed between Dark Tower IV and Dark Tower V.) Roland tells a tale from his early days as a gunslinger, in the guilt ridden year following his mother's death. Sent by his father to investigate evidence of a murderous shape shifter, a 'skin man,' Roland takes charge of Bill Streeter, a brave but terrified boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast's most recent slaughter. Roland, himself only a teenager, calms the boy by reciting a story from the Magic Tales of the Eld that his mother used to read to him at bedtime, 'The Wind through the Keyhole'. 'A person's never too old for stories,' he says to Bill. 'Man and boy, girl and woman, we live for them.' And stories like these, they live for us. THE DARK TOWER SERIES: THE DARK TOWER I: THE GUNSLINGER THE DARK TOWER II: THE DRAWING OF THE THREE THE DARK TOWER III: THE WASTE LANDS THE DARK TOWER IV: WIZARD AND GLASS THE DARK TOWER V: WOLVES OF THE CALLA THE DARK TOWER VI: SONG OF SUSANNAH THE DARK TOWER VII: THE DARK TOWER THE WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE: A DARK TOWER NOVEL
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages, Black and white integrated illustrations by Jae Lee
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 28/02/2013
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9781444731729
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Review by Bridgey
The Wind Through the Keyhole - Stephen King *****It has been a few years since I read the Dark Tower series and wasn't really sure about how the this book would fit into it all.I have to say though that from the first page I was back with Roland and his Ka-tet journeying closer to the tower. Just like putting on a comfy pair of slippers I sat down, relaxed, and finished the book in 2 sittings.The book consists of three stories. There are many reviews on here that will spell out the plot(s), so I won't go into them. I will just say that I was very happy to once again meet the enigmatic Martyn Broadcloak aka Man in Black,As usual with Stephen King his descriptive writing drags the reader into the world that he has created and makes the end of the novel a sad occasion. I really hope this isn't the end of the Dark Tower series, I am sure Roland has many more tales to tell us.