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The dark tower
Stephen King
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Summary: All good things must come to an end, Constant Reader, and not even Stephen King can make a story that goes on forever. The tale of Roland Deschain's relentless quest for the Dark Tower has, the author fears, sorely tried the patience of those who have followed it from its earliest chapters. But attend to it a while longer, if it pleases you, for this volume is the last, and often the last things are best.Roland's ka-tet remains intact, though scattered over wheres and whens. Susannah-Mia has been carried from the Dixie Pig (in the summer of 1999) to a birthing room -- really a chamber of horrors -- in Thunderclap's Fedic; Jake and Father Callahan, with Oy between them, have entered the restaurant on Lex and Sixty-first with weapons drawn, little knowing how numerous and noxious are their foes. Roland and Eddie are with John Cullum in Maine, in 1977, looking for the site on Turtleback Lane where "walk-ins" have been often seen. They want desperately to get back to the others, to Susannah especially, and yet they have come to realize that the world they need to escape is the only one that matters.Thus the book opens, like a door to the uttermost reaches of Stephen King's imagination. You've come this far. Come a little farther. Come all the way. The sound you hear may be the slamming of the door behind you. Welcome toThe Dark Tower.


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main characters Roland Deschain
Male
Known as the Last Gunslinger; on a quest to the Dark Tower; trying to free a group of psychics who are allowing their captives to use their telepathic abilities to break away the support beams of the tower; briefly mourns the death of Eddie, mortally injured freeing the psychics; jumps to Maine 1999 to save the life of Stephen King; heartbroken by the death of Jake who saved the writer by pushing him out of the way of a van; rescues a young man imprisoned by a vampire; attacked by Susannah's son.
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Susannah Dean
Female
Married
Formerly Odetta Holmes; her two personalities merged forming her new identity; married to Eddie; gave birth to a son who shapeshifted into a spider-creature and started to feast on his birth-mother; she grabbed a gun and injured him, but failed to kill him; she managed to escape; left Roland to travel to the Dark Tower on his own; enters another world.



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