Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King (#5 Dark Tower)

Wolves of the Calla (The Dark Tower #5)

Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King

Published: 2003



Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King is the 5th in The Dark Tower Series.

There are three important story lines in this one.

In the first story line, while dreaming, Eddie and Jake go “todash”, and end up in New York.  They see Balazaar’s men threatening Calvin Tower (the man who Jake got the Charlie book from).  Apparently Tower owns the land where the rose is growing, and Eddie knows that if it is sold to the Sombra Corporation, not only the rose, but the tower itself will be destroyed.

In the second story line, the ka-tet meet Father Callahan and a group of men from a farming village who want to hire them to stop the Wolves.  The townspeople of Calla Bryn Sturgis give birth to more twins than “singles”, and once every generation, the Wolves come and take one of the twins.  When the twin is returned,  he or she is “roont” – mentally challenged, growing to an enormous size, and dying young.

In the third story line, Eddie and Roland start to see that there is something wrong with Susannah. Although she eventually opens up to them, she is going to handle things on her own.

Stephen King has kept this saga going by creating many twists and turns, and the development of his characters has been amazing.  Since meeting Roland, Eddy, Susannah and Jake have adapted to so many changes,  adapted and embraced them.  Oh, and I loved the fact that he brought Father Callahan back from a very old novel so he could play a part in this one.


Favorite Quotes from Wolves of the Calla:

“It’s a problem, isn’t it?” “It’s an opportunity,” Roland corrected.”

“No one ever does live happily ever after, but we leave the children to find that out for themselves.”

“If,’ Roland said. ‘An old teacher of mine used to call it the only word a thousand letters long.”


Re-Read: March 2015

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