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In The Wind Through the Keyhole, Stephen King returns to the rich landscape of Mid-World, the spectacular territory of the Dark Tower fantasy saga that stands as his most beguiling achievement.

Roland Deschain and his ka-tetJake, Susannah, Eddie, and Oy, the billy-bumbler—encounter a ferocious storm just after crossing the River Whye on their way to the Outer Baronies. As they shelter from the howling gale, Roland tells his friends not just one strange story but two . . . and in so doing, casts new light on his own troubled past.

In his early days as a gunslinger, in the guilt-ridden year following his mother’s death, Roland is sent by his father to investigate evidence of a murderous shape-shifter, a “skin-man” preying upon the population around Debaria. Roland takes charge of Bill Streeter, the brave but terrified boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast’s most recent slaughter. Only a teenager himself, Roland calms the boy and prepares him for the following day’s trials by reciting a story from the Magic Tales of the Eld that his mother often read to him at bedtime. “A person’s never too old for stories,” Roland says to Bill. “Man and boy, girl and woman, never too old. We live for them.” And indeed, the tale that Roland unfolds, the legend of Tim Stoutheart, is a timeless treasure for all ages, a story that lives for us.

King began the Dark Tower series in 1974; it gained momentum in the 1980s; and he brought it to a thrilling conclusion when the last three novels were published in 2003 and 2004. The Wind Through the Keyhole is sure to fascinate avid fans of the Dark Tower epic. But this novel also stands on its own for all readers, an enchanting and haunting journey to Roland’s world and testimony to the power of Stephen King’s storytelling magic.

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The Wind Through the Keyhole: A Dark Tower Novel
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4.7 / 5
Storytelling at it's best!
February 14th, 2015
Stories within stories, Stephen King weaves our little ka-tet in and out and through mid world on their way to the dark tower. As per any King novel, you can taste the dirt and feel the chill in your bones and of course experience the magic.
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The Wind Through the Keyhole
January 7th, 2015
Amazing story as always. Definitely a must read, but easier to understand if you start at the beginning of the gunslinger series.
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The wind through the keyhole a dark
June 5th, 2014
Enjoy the book
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The Wind Thru the Keyhole...
March 16th, 2014
I want more...
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Awesome!
January 20th, 2014
A tale within a tale in the Dark Tower universe! Just when we thought it was all over! Kudos! Great yarn!
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Always eager for more Gunslinger!
December 19th, 2013
I was so happy when this book came out since it takes us back to the time when Oy was still with the group. I love that billy bumbler. Totally enjoyed this book and learning more about what happened with Roland's late mother. The ending even made me shed a tear.
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A WORLD YOU'LL WANT TO COME BACK TO
September 28th, 2013
Having never had an interest in Stephen King's Dark Tower fantasy saga (although I have voraciously read all other things Stephen King), I was unsure if I would enjoy this book - thank you so much Mr King for opening my eyes. Now I simply MUST go out and purchase the Dark Tower novels. The 'Description' at the beginning of this book, advising the reader that no previous knowledge of the Dark Tower series was necessary to enjoy 'The Wind Through The Keyhole', was absolutely correct. In the beginning the strange dialect took some getting used to, but once had, reading this book was a breeze - and I'm sad to let go (hence my desire to start at the beginning of the series). I really should know by now, being a Stephen King fan for YEARS, there is nothing he could write that I wouldn't enjoy - and you will too, trust me.
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Great Read
September 22nd, 2013
So far this book is keeping me on the edge of my seat wanting to know whats going to happen next. Just can't stop reading.
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The Dark Tower #8
September 19th, 2013
King's usual wonderful storytelling. Can be enjoyed even if the previous books in the series have not been read; a joy to those who have.
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The Wind Through the Keyhole
August 27th, 2013
Excellent book which ended too soon.
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Great Book
August 7th, 2013
Stephen King is the master of his art form.
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
July 15th, 2013
Fleshed out Roland some more and it could be read as a single book also.
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The wind through the keyhole
June 26th, 2013
Best read among those who have finished the Dark Tower. Hauntingly poetic in its ending and a wonderful visit back to mid world.
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More understanding
January 6th, 2013
This story gives a little more understanding of Roland. I enjoyed it very much. I always do. Thank you Stephen. Maybe I understand you a little better also.
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Good story
December 23rd, 2012
It's a break in the journey , well written well told
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