The Wind Through the Keyhole

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The Wind Through the Keyhole

By Stephen King

Scribner Book Company, Hardcover, Large Print, 9781476703008, 477pp.

Publication Date: August 28, 2012

Description
For those discovering the epic bestselling "Dark Tower" series for the first time and for its legions of dedicatedfans an immensely satisfying stand-alone novel and perfect introduction to the series.
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 friends encounter a ferocious storm on their way to the Outer Baronies. As they shelter from the howling gale, Roland tells 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 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 sole surviving witness to the beast's most recent slaughter. Roland calms the boy 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.


About the Author
Stephen King has written more than forty books and two hundred short stories. He has won the World Fantasy Award, several Bram Stoker awards, and the O. Henry Award for his story "The Man in the Black Suit."