Song of Susannah by Stephen King
Song of Susannah by Stephen King is the 6th in the Dark Tower Series.
Susannah is on her own, fighting Mia, the demon within her who wants to give birth to her “chap”. Using the power of Black Thirteen, Susannah has transported them to New York City in the year 1999. Both of them are terrified. Mia knows where they have to go…a seedy restaurant called the Dixie Pig, where the Crimson King’s men will deliver the child Mordred. Jake, Oy and Father Callahan are going to be the ones to attempt the rescue. Besides the more obvious threats to Susannah, they are afraid that the child itself may harm its mother.
Meanwhile, Eddie and Roland travel to 1977, where they need to get Calvin Tower to now deed over the vacant lot to them. However, thanks to Mia, Balazaar’s men know they are coming. After a rather intense battle, arrangements are made with Tower. When they learn they are near the home of Stephen King (the author of the book that Father Callahan discovered), they decide to pay him a visit. Apparently King has been writing their stories, which freaks them out…just a bit, until Roland hypnotizes him and realizes he is not a God, but only the means for telling the tale of The Dark Tower. They convince him to get back to it.
As always, the characters are wonderful, and so powerful. Everything is done with one goal in mind. Save The Dark Tower. I love when King tosses them into different time frames, and we get to remember what was happening in the world in those decades.
Although this was not my favorite, the only reason it doesn’t get 5 stars is this: In the last book I thought it was great that King brought in Father Callahan, a character from an old book. However, having King throw himself into the mix in this one bothered me.
Favorite Quotes from Song of Susannah:
“Anger is the most useless emotion,” Henchick intoned, “destructive to the mind and hurtful to the heart.”
“I am Mia, daughter of none, mother of one. I care for my chap and nothing more.”