August 8, 2009

Wolves of The Calla

Wolves of the Calla (The Dark Tower, Book 5)Title : Wolves of the Calla
Author : Stephen King
Reading Dates : 8 Aug - 10 Aug 2009

Dark Tower Series. Wolves of the Calla is the fifth book in Stephen King's Dark Tower series. The books in the series includes :
  • The Gunslinger
  • The Drawing of the Three
  • The Waste Lands

  • Wizard and Glass
  • Wolves of the Calla
  • Song of Susannah
  • The Dark Tower
Wolves of the Calla Book Summary. Roland Deschain and his companions arrives at Calla Bryn Sturgis which is in need of their help. Every generation, the Wolves out of Thunderclap kidnaps 1 half of every set of twin children. This time, some of the folk have decided to fight back. With barely a month until the attack, Roland and his companions sets about finding out as much as they can and garnering the support they will need to defeat the Wolves. At the same time, the gunslingers realizes that The Rose and The Dark Tower is in jeopardy. And if they are to stop or delay its destruction they must travel to New York of Jake's time. Luckily, they find Donald Callahan, another traveller from Earth who holds in his posession, Black Thirteen which will allow them to travel to other worlds. In the end, Roland and his comrades wins the day against the Wolves but loses Susannah to Mia. Mia, a new personality created within Susannah when she was impregnated by a demon, has taken over Susannah's body and fled to New York with Black Thirteen in order to give birth to the demon's child. At the end of the book, Roland agrees to help Eddie find another means to travel to New York and find Susannah.
Wolves of the Calla Book Review. This book is interesting for many reasons. For one, we find links to other Stephen King works here. There is Father Callahan from Salem's Lot, Richard Sayre of The Talisman and the low men from Hearts In Atlantis. For another, we see truly for the first time the gunslingers doing the tasks which they were meant to do if Gilead was still around. We saw glimpses of this in the past few books, but not as fully here when they use their skills to observe, learn, teach and finally lead the people in Calla Bryn Sturgis in their final confrontation with the Wolves. And last but not least, is Roland's decision to risk failure than to abandon Jake to the Wolves. Given the chance the Roland in this book might still choose to let Jake fall to his death as he did in The Gunslinger, but then again he might not.

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