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The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla

by Stephen King
Illustrator Bernie Wrightson

November 4, 2003 | Hardcover

The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 6.
Roland Deschain and his ka-tet are bearing southeast through the forests of Mid-World, the almost timeless landscape that seems to stretch from the wreckage of civility that defined Roland's youth to the crimson chaos that seems the future's only promise. Readers of Stephen King's epic series know Roland well, or as well as this enigmatic hero can be known. They also know the companions who have been drawn to his quest for the Dark Tower: Eddie Dean and his wife, Susannah; Jake Chambers, the boy who has come twice through the doorway of death into Roland's world; and Oy, the Billy-Bumbler.

In this long-awaited fifth novel in the saga, their path takes them to the outskirts of Calla Bryn Sturgis, a tranquil valley community of farmers and ranchers on Mid-World's borderlands. Beyond the town, the rocky ground rises toward the hulking darkness of Thunderclap, the source of a terrible affliction that is slowly stealing the community's soul. One of the town's residents is Pere Callahan, a ruined priest who, like Susannah, Eddie, and Jake, passed through one of the portals that lead both into and out of Roland's world.

As Father Callahan tells the ka-tet the astonishing story of what happened following his shamed departure from Maine in 1977, his connection to the Dark Tower becomes clear, as does the danger facing a single red rose in a vacant lot off Second Avenue in midtown Manhattan. For Calla Bryn Sturgis, danger gathers in the east like a storm cloud. The Wolves of Thunderclap and their unspeakable depredation are coming. To resist them is to risk all, but these are odds the gunslingers are used to, and they can give the Calla-folken both courage and cunning. Their guns, however, will not be enough.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 736 pages, 9.2 × 6.44 × 1.97 in

Published: November 4, 2003

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1880418568

ISBN - 13: 9781880418567

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from End of a Great Series The series was probably the best series to ever come out of a classic Horror writer. King outdoes himself in most of the books in the way he unravels Roland's quest. Although long-winded through some of the books, they are quite the collection. Definitely a series to collect for any King fan. The end of this book is disappointing after all that happens through the rest of the adventure, but worth the read.
Date published: 2006-08-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty Darn Good Not the best of the Dark Tower Books, but still not bad at all. It was sort of frustrating how easily the Crimson King was taken care of at the end... it was also terrible the way that the Dark Tower saga ended. ButI can't think of how else it could have ended and given justice to Roland's quest.
Date published: 2006-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mostly Great I enjoyed this book tremendously > It was very hard to put down as were the rest of " The Dark Tower" series. The very end was a little less than I expected but it was just another creative twist from the king.
Date published: 2006-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Dark Tower V. This book, much like the last one, seems like a detour on the long and thrilling road to the dark tower. Roland and his Ka-tet stop in the town of Calla-Bryn Sturgis and many new characters are introduced and the suspense rises as the final book in the series approaches. This book has many twists and turns and a great ending that will make you run out and buy the sixth book in the series. I greatly enjoyed this book and if you like the dark tower I'm sure you will as well.
Date published: 2005-01-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from and on and on... This book picked up seamlessly from Wizard and Glass and continued the story wonderfully, however, I did not find that any significant questions were found/answered or major ideas brought up. While I enjoyed his usual incorporation of other characters (this time from 'Salem's Lot) I found his character actually finding a copy of the novel a little pathetic. I am half expecting his characters to run into the author himself in the upcoming books. Nevertheless, I did enjoy this book and am looking forward to the conclusion.
Date published: 2004-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hope the Next One Comes Soon! At last...the continuation of this great saga. Wolves of the Calla is an excellent read with new twists of fate (or rather, ka) and the resurfacing of an old King character excitement builds. King explores more deeply the coexisting worlds and the doors between them as well as playfully incorporating pop-culture and other intertexts that make the reality of the Tower itself more complex. While the final battle was a little lacking the lasting effect was amazing. Overall, this novel will not be easily forgotten, do ya ken?
Date published: 2004-01-17

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The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla

The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla

by Stephen King
Illustrator Bernie Wrightson

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 736 pages, 9.2 × 6.44 × 1.97 in

Published: November 4, 2003

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1880418568

ISBN - 13: 9781880418567

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PROLOGUE: ROONTONETian was blessed (though few farmers would have used such a word) with three patches: River Field, where his family had grown rice since time out of mind; Roadside Field, where ka-Jaffords had grown sharproot, pumpkin, and corn for those same long years and generations; and Son of a Bitch, a thankless tract which mostly grew rocks, blisters, and busted hopes. Tian wasn't the first Jaffords determined to make something of the twenty acres behind the home place; his Gran-pere, perfectly sane in most other respects, had been convinced there was gold there. Tian's Ma had been equally positive it would grow porin, a spice of great worth. Tian's particular insanity was madrigal. Of course madrigal would grow in Son of a Bitch. Must grow there. He'd gotten hold of a thousand seeds (and a dear penny they had cost him) that were now hidden beneath the floorboards of his bedroom. All that remained before planting next year was to break ground in Son of a Bitch. This chore was easier spoken of than accomplished.Clan Jaffords was blessed with livestock, including three mules, but a man would be mad to try using a mule out in Son of a Bitch; the beast unlucky enough to draw such duty would likely be lying legbroke or stung to death by noon of the first day. One of Tian's uncles had almost met this latter fate some years before. He had come running back to the home place, screaming at the top of his lungs and pursued by huge mutie wasps with stingers the size of nails.Th
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Table of Contents

CONTENTS

The Final Argument

Prologue: Roont

Part One: Todash

I: The Face on the Water

II: New York Groove

III: Mia

IV: Palaver

V: Overholser

VI: The Way of the Eld

VII: Todash

Part Two: Telling Tales

I: The Pavilion

II: Dry Twist

III: The Priest's Tale (New York)

IV: The Priest's Tale Continued (Highways in Hiding)

V: The Tale of Gray Dick

VI: Gran-pere's Tale

VII: Nocturne, Hunger

VIII: Took's Store; The Unfound Door

IX: The Priest's Tale Concluded (Unfound)

Part Three: The Wolves

I: Secrets

II: The Dogan, Part 1

III: The Dogan, Part 2

IV: The Pied Piper

V: The Meeting of the Folken

VI: Before the Storm

VII: The Wolves

Epilogue: The Doorway Cave

Author's Note

Author's Afterword

From the Publisher

Roland Deschain and his ka-tet are bearing southeast through the forests of Mid-World, the almost timeless landscape that seems to stretch from the wreckage of civility that defined Roland's youth to the crimson chaos that seems the future's only promise. Readers of Stephen King's epic series know Roland well, or as well as this enigmatic hero can be known. They also know the companions who have been drawn to his quest for the Dark Tower: Eddie Dean and his wife, Susannah; Jake Chambers, the boy who has come twice through the doorway of death into Roland's world; and Oy, the Billy-Bumbler.

In this long-awaited fifth novel in the saga, their path takes them to the outskirts of Calla Bryn Sturgis, a tranquil valley community of farmers and ranchers on Mid-World's borderlands. Beyond the town, the rocky ground rises toward the hulking darkness of Thunderclap, the source of a terrible affliction that is slowly stealing the community's soul. One of the town's residents is Pere Callahan, a ruined priest who, like Susannah, Eddie, and Jake, passed through one of the portals that lead both into and out of Roland's world.

As Father Callahan tells the ka-tet the astonishing story of what happened following his shamed departure from Maine in 1977, his connection to the Dark Tower becomes clear, as does the danger facing a single red rose in a vacant lot off Second Avenue in midtown Manhattan. For Calla Bryn Sturgis, danger gathers in the east like a storm cloud. The Wolves of Thunderclap and their unspeakable depredation are coming. To resist them is to risk all, but these are odds the gunslingers are used to, and they can give the Calla-folken both courage and cunning. Their guns, however, will not be enough.

About the Author

Stephen King , since writing the opening sentence of The Gunslinger, has written more than forty novels and two hundred short stories. He has won the World Fantasy Award, several Bram Stoker Awards, the O. Henry Award for his story "The Man in the Black Suit," and the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers WeeklyThe high suspense and extensive character development here...plus the enormity of King's ever-expanding universe, will surely keep his "Constant Readers" in awe.