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Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah, The

Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah, The

Auteur

George Guidall (stem), Stephen King

Eerste Uitgave

2004

Uitgave

2004

Uitgeverij

Simon & Schuster Audio

Vorm

audiobook

Taal

Engels

Duur

14 uur

Gelezen

2008-05-07

Score

9/10

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The next-to-last novel in Stephen King's seven-volume magnum opus, Song of Susannah is a fascinating key to the unfolding mystery of the Dark Tower.
To give birth to her chap, demon-mother Mia has usurped the body of Susannah Dean and used the power of Black Thirteen to transport to New York City in the summer of 1999. The city is strange to Susannah...and terrifying to the daughter of none who shares her body and mind.
Saving the Tower depends not only on rescuing Susannah but also on securing the vacant lot Calvin Tower owns before he loses it to the Sombra Corporation. Enlisting the aid of Manni senders, the remaining ka-tet climbs to the Doorway Cave...and discovers that magic has its own mind. It falls to the boy, the billy bumbler, and the fallen priest to find Susannah-Mia, who in a struggle to cope -- with each other and with an alien environment -- "go todash" to Castle Discordia on the border of End-World. In that forsaken place, Mia reveals her origins, her purpose, and her fierce desire to mother whatever creature the two of them have carried to term.

Eddie and Roland, meanwhile, tumble into western Maine in the summer of 1977, a world that should be idyllic but isn't. For one thing, it is real, and the bullets are flying. For another, it is inhabited by the author of a novel called Salem's Lot, a writer who turns out to be as shocked by them as they are by him.

Bespreking

The most exciting volume yet...

After fighting the Wolves of the Calla, Roland Deschain and his ka-tet can focus again on finding the Dark Tower. But there is grave danger ahead. The tremendously important union of the ka-tet is about to break. Now that Susannah Dean is trapped in her own mind by Mia, a former demon, it becomes even more important to keep the alliance together. But the power of Black Thirteen has taken hold of Susannah and before Roland can stop her she is transported via the Doorway Cave to the New York of 1999. Lost in a city she only knows from years ago, Susannah fears that she has to give birth to her child on her own, without the support of her friends. Moreover she feels that she is about to lose control over Mia. When that happens the future of the ka-tet will be threatened. In the meanwhile Roland needs to find the author of the book titled Salem�s Lot because he feels that this is the only way to defeat the Crimson King and to bring the ka-tet together again.

If you could appreciate the previous five books of the Dark Tower, Song of Susannah is going to blow your mind. Not only does King prepare the finale that is going to happen in the final book The Dark Tower, but he also weaves a web of intrigues that goes far beyond the previous books. After reading Song of Susannah you get the feeling that you are at the front door of the Dark Tower, with the promise that what�s behind the door is going to be amazing. The introduction of Father Callagan in the previous book, and the amazing lint to Stephen King�s �Salems Lot, becomes even more exciting in this volume. I will not ruin the story for you, but know that when Roland gets closer to the true nature of the Crimson King, the hair on the back of your neck will stand up, no doubt. As with the Drawing of the Three, travelling through the different worlds becomes again a major story point, something that I truly missed in Wizard and Glass. The only negative thing I can say about this book is that is announces the closure of one of the best stories ever told. What will we do without when the secret of the Dark Tower is revealed?