Stephen King Announces New Dark Tower Book: THE WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE

Stephen King has officially announced the upcoming release of The Dark Tower: The Wind Through the Keyhole, the eighth book in his Dark Tower series. He says on his blog that he has finished this installment in the series, and it’s set for release in 2012. He says what prompted him to write about Mid-World again was:

The major story of Roland and his ka-tet was told, but I realized there was at least one hole in the narrative progression: what happened to Roland, Jake, Eddie, Susannah, and Oy between the time they leave the Emerald City (the end of Wizard and Glass) and the time we pick them up again, on the outskirts of Calla Bryn Sturgis (the beginning of Wolves of the Calla)?

King is calling the new book Dark Tower 4.5, so it sounds as if it will take place between Wizard and Glass and Wolves of the Calla. Here’s his description:

It won’t tell you much that’s new about Roland and his friends, but there’s a lot none of us knew about Mid-World, both past and present. The novel is shorter than DT 2-7, but quite a bit longer than the first volume—call this one DT-4.5. It’s not going to change anybody’s life, but God, I had fun.

Wow, King certainly keeps busy. Just last week he announced that he’s releasing a new novel about the Kennedy assassination, 11/22/63, in November. And now we’re learning that he’s completed The Wind Through the Keyhole as well.

Are you excited about this news? What are you hoping to see in The Wind Through the Keyhole?

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