Oh boy, I’m back! Unfortunately my computer is more broken than I expected, but I am able to use my mom’s computer for the time being. This week I got A LOT of reading done, so I will be posting reviews every day, for a while.
Roland and his band of followers have narrowly escaped one world and slipped into the next. There Roland tells them a tale of long-ago love and adventure involving a beautiful and quixotic woman named Susan Delgado. And there they will be drawn into an ancient mystery of spellbinding magic and supreme menace…
PG-13 content; 499 pages
- This book resolved the cliff hangers from the last book really well. It picked up right when the third book ended, so it didn’t skip any of the details as to how they escaped peril.
- Along the same lines of that, one of the issues I had in the previous books was that I felt some of the conflicts were resolved solely by luck. In this book, every victory felt 100% earned.
- As I’ve mentioned before, the Dark Tower books tie in with many of King’s other works. This book ties in, more than once, with one of King’s most famous books, The Stand.
- We finally get to delve into Roland’s mysterious past and not only is the western-esque setting super unique and interesting, but the characters are pretty awesome as well.
- There is a little of a mystery to this book, which was a fun change from the usual.
- The insta-love is strong in this book. It really didn’t bother me,because my rule of thumb is if there is some reason that they fall in love quickly, I don’t mind. In this case it is attributed to ka (a.k.a fate) which is important in their culture.
- As in most Stephen King works, the villains are somewhat one dimensional. Really they are just bad people.
- Almost this entire book is in a flashback and even though it was interesting, it was kind of annoying that the main story line barely progressed at all.
All in all, I really enjoyed this book, it is my second favorite of the Dark Tower books that I’ve read so far.
- Characters – 4/5 (One dimension villains, but interesting main characters)
- Plot – 4/5 (Fun mystery and love story)
- Writing – 5/5 ( Stephen King, duh)
- Uniqueness -3/5 (Plot twists, western and mysteries)
Overall Rating of 4 Wizard’s Glasses out of 5
Have you read this book? If so, what did you think of it? Also, tell me what you think of the new rating system and title images! I would love any kind of feedback.