This week my pick is:
Publication Date: April 2012
Synopsis: We join Roland and his ka-tet as a ferocious storm halts their progress along the Path of the Beam. As they shelter from the screaming wind and snapping trees, Roland tells them not just one strange tale, but two--and in doing so sheds fascinating 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 a ranch to investigate a recent slaughter. Here Roland discovers a bloody churn of bootprints, clawed animal tracks and terrible carnage--evidence that the 'skin-man',
a shape-shifter, is at work. There is only one surviving witness: a brave but terrified boy called Bill Streeter.
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.'
I absolutely love anything by Stephen King and his Dark Tower series was amazing. So when I heard that he is coming out with another one that takes place in the middle of the series I have to jump around. Though I am not one who usually reads .5 books I can't say no to this one. Though I think it means I'm going to have to reread the first 4 books (this one takes place between 4 and 5). And just look at the beautiful cover! Yay for more Roland and the ka-tet!
What are you waiting on today?