Final US cover art for Stephen King's THE WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE

Here's the final US cover art for Stephen King's new Dark Tower book, The Wind Through the Keyhole.

Here's the blurb:

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

For more info about this title: Canada, USA, Europe.

4 commentaires:

Jessica ( frellathon ) said...

Now that looks fantastic. I finally have the whole series and he has to write another for it. Figures. Guess I'll wait to read it all.

Bob (Beauty in Ruins) said...

Not sure how I feel about that cover - it's beautiful, but doesn't fit with the rest of the series covers. Who knows, once I give it a read, maybe it'll grow on me.

Anonymous said...

The first 4 books of the original series were good. Didn't care for the rest, particularly the final volume.

Brasil said...

"The Wind Through The Keyhole" is a delightful addition to Stephen King's Dark Tower universe. No, it is not a continuation of the original tale nor is it particularly meant to move the tale forward or even "fill in the gaps". Rather, it is a story within a story that brings King's Constant Readers back to a world they learned to love over the course of 30 years and 7 magically exhausting books. Rather than advancing the original series, "The Wind Through The Keyhole" is meant to embellish and add texture and context to the reader's understanding of Mid-World and its beloved characters. It succeeds in this humble endeavor in a manner that would seem to invite future King visits to the time of Roland and his ka-tet, perhaps in the vein of "Further Tales of Mid-World" or "Gunslingers of Gilead" to suggest two ideas.