Waiting on Wednesday: The Wind Through the Keyhole

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine. It highlights pre-release books that we just can’t wait to get our hands on.

The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King
Release date: April 24, 2012
Published by: Scribner

I ate up Stephen King’s Dark Tower series from my junior year of college through my first year of grad school. Now, he’s putting out another book for the series! See the blurb for details, but this will be a must-read for Dark Tower fans.

Blurb from Goodreads:

For those discovering the epic bestselling “Dark Tower” series for the first time–and for its legions of dedicated fans–an immensely satisfying stand-alone novel and perfect introduction to the series. Beginning in 1974, gaining momentum in the 1980s and coming to a thrilling conclusion when the last three novels were published in 2003-2004, the “Dark Tower” epic fantasy saga stands as Stephen King’s most beguiling achievement. It has been the basis for a long-running Marvel comic series.

Now, with “The Wind Through the Keyhole,” King has returned to the rich landscape of Mid-World. This story within a story within a story finds Roland Deschain, Mid-World’s last gunslinger, in his early days during 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 “Book of Eld” that his mother used to read to him at bedtime. “A person’s never too old for stories,” he says to Bill. “Man and boy, girl and woman, we live for them.”

Sure to captivate the avid fans of the “Dark Tower” epic, this is an enchanting introduction to Roland’s world and the power of Stephen King’s storytelling magic.

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3 Responses to Waiting on Wednesday: The Wind Through the Keyhole

  1. I’ve never read anything by Stephen King. I scare VERY easily, and won’t sleep.

    • Audrey Audrey says:

      Even though they have some scary parts, The Dark Tower series isn’t really horror. It’s more of a western/sci-fi/fantasy mix. If you’re curious to read a book by him that won’t scare you, his new one, 11/22/63 is about time traveling to try to stop the Kennedy assassination. He also wrote the short story “The Body,” which was made into the movie Stand By Me, and he also wrote The Shawshank Redemption!

  2. Can you believe that I’ve never read anything by Stephen King?? **Ducks head** I must remedy that eventually! I hadn’t heard of this one before, it sounds interesting!

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