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The Dark Tower: The Wind Through The Keyhole - Coming 2012

Stephen King said:
Dear Constant Readers,

At some point, while worrying over the copyedited manuscript of the next book (11/22/63, out November 8th), I started thinking-and dreaming-about Mid-World again. The major story of Roland and his ka-tet was told, but I realized there was at least one hole in the narrative progression: what happened to Roland, Jake, Eddie, Susannah, and Oy between the time they leave the Emerald City (the end of Wizard and Glass) and the time we pick them up again, on the outskirts of Calla Bryn Sturgis (the beginning of Wolves of the Calla)?

There was a storm, I decided. One of sudden and vicious intensity. The kind to which billy-bumblers like Oy are particularly susceptible. Little by little, a story began to take shape. I saw a line of riders, one of them Roland's old mate, Jamie DeCurry, emerging from clouds of alkali dust thrown by a high wind. I saw a severed head on a fencepost. I saw a swamp full of dangers and terrors. I saw just enough to want to see the rest. Long story short, I went back to visit an-tet with my friends for awhile. The result is a novel called The Wind Through the Keyhole. It's finished, and I expect it will be published next year.

It won't tell you much that's new about Roland and his friends, but there's a lot none of us knew about Mid-World, both past and present. The novel is shorter than DT 2-7, but quite a bit longer than the first volume-call this one DT-4.5. It's not going to change anybody's life, but God, I had fun.

-- Steve King
 

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I really hope this will fit right into the series without seeming like it was written years after the story was finished; same way Gunslinger definitely has a unique vibe and separates itself from the series.
 

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Fuck that, I want more tales from Roland's youth.
 

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I have "The Dark Tower series" in my likes on Facebook, so info on this book has popped into my feed each time I've gone online.

Apparently it's a stand-alone Dark Tower book. I wonder where it takes place in the series.
 

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Between Wizard and Glass and Wolves, and I think it's Roland telling a story from his past.

Found a blurb:

This Russian Doll of a novel, a story within a story, within a story, visits Mid-World's last gunslinger, Roland Deschain, and his ka-tet as a ferocious storm halts their progress along the Path of the Beam. (The novel can be placed between Dark Tower IV and Dark Tower V.) Roland tells a tale from his early days as a gunslinger, in 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, "The Wind through the Keyhole." "A person's never too old for stories," he says to Bill. "Man and boy, girl and woman, we live for them." And stories like these, they live for us.
 

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Fuck that, I want more tales from Roland's youth.
For, um, structural reasons, that may be hard to work into the series, however.
 

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For, um, structural reasons, that may be hard to work into the series, however.
Not to mention the fact that Marvel has published about a dozen different Dark Tower series, with the total sum being around 55 total trades give or take; almost all of which are Roland's youth.
 

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I'm halfway through book 6 right now, very cool to know there will be more to read when I've finished with the original 7. :yesway:
Do yourself a favor at the end of book 7: Take Steve's advice. (You'll know what I mean when you get there)
 
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