Instructed by the Crimson King's Low Men thugs and
applying the power of the Black Thirteen, the demon-mother
Mia, using the body of the body of Susannah Dean as her
host, travels to Midtown Manhattan in the summer of 99.
Mia understands that she must give birth at the right time
at the right place to begin the end of the Dark Tower.
Trailing her in order to prevent the event at the Dixie
Pig are adolescent Jake, his talking pet Oy and Father
Meanwhile, in 1977 Enrico Balazar and his goons have
traveled to East Stoneham, Maine where they plan to kill
bookstore owner Calvin Tower. Gunslingers Roland and
Eddie arrive at the bookstore also seeking Enrico as
bullets fly and a frightened young author of a bestseller
called Salem's Lot wonders when his fantasy world turned
to deadly reality.
The sixth tale of the Dark Tower series continues the path
towards the finish with two prime exhilarating subplots
that will enthrall the audience. The ironic technique of
King placing King inside the novel comes off as chutzpah
that works especially the ending. Still the key to this
rendition and the previous sagas remain that the
characters hold true to their respective essence
throughout the adventures. With the finale in this saga
to be published soon, fans of Stephen King will rejoice
this epic series maintains its' high standard throughout,
but newcomers should start with the first novel.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 3, 2004