In the late 1970s, acclaimed author Stephen King began work on a series of interconnected stories which would eventually become his magnum opus: The Dark Tower series. Comprised of seven installments written over the course of 4 decades, The Dark Tower is a heady mixture of genres, incorporating elements of fantasy, horror, western, and science fiction literature. The universe in which the tale is set features references and allusions to many of King’s novels, including Salem’s Lot and The Stand, among others.
In 2004, after the publication of the 7th (and ostensibly final) novel, it seemed that the epic tale was finished. But the characters and story continued to linger in King’s mind. In a 2009 interview, King stated, regarding the Dark Tower series, “It’s not really done yet. Those seven books are really sections of one long über-novel”, and mentioned that he had an idea for a short story which would become the basis for a new Dark Tower novel. The novel would take place in between the fourth and fifth installments and serve to bridge the narrative gap between them.
That new novel is The Wind Through the Keyhole, and it is slated to be released tomorrow, April 24th. DCPL has ordered 30 copies and you can reserve one for yourself here. Additionally, if you’re new to the series or just need a refresher, DCPL has all of the previous installments available in our catalog (beginning with The Gunslinger).