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TOUCHSTONE by Melanie Rawn

The most noticeable thing about this cover for Rawn fans? It’s not To Captal’s Tower. Besides that, I kinda like it. It’s incredibly schlocky in that 80s-D&D-novel kind of way, but there’s a charm to that. This is Fantasy and makes no qualms about it.

THIS RIVER AWAKENS by Steven Erikson

What is this. I don’t even… It’s a placeholder, right? Should even placeholder covers be this bad? I mean, I know it’s not a Malazan novel (can you imagine?), or even Fantasy, but this is bad by any genre’s standards.

All I can think of is this.

THE WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE by Stephen King

I still don’t think we need another Dark Tower novel, but… holy wow. Beautiful.

EDIT: Courtesy Suvudu, we now have a synopsis!

For readers new to The Dark Tower, THE WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE is a stand-alone novel, and a wonderful introduction to the series. It is a story within a story, which features both the younger and older gunslinger Roland on his quest to find the Dark Tower. Fans of the existing seven books in the series will also delight in discovering what happened to Roland and his ka tet between the time they leave the Emerald City and arrive at the outskirts of Calla Bryn Sturgis.

This Russian Doll of a novel, a story within a story, within a story, visits Mid-World’s last gunslinger, Roland Deschain, and his ka-tet as a ferocious storm halts their progress along the Path of the Beam. (The novel can be placed between Dark Tower IV and Dark Tower V.) Roland tells a tale from his early days as a gunslinger, in the guilt ridden year following his mother’s death. Sent by his father to investigate evidence of a murderous shape shifter, a “skin man,” Roland takes charge of Bill Streeter, a brave but terrified boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast’s most recent slaughter. Roland, himself only a teenager, calms the boy by reciting a story from the Book of Eld that his mother used to read to him at bedtime, “The Wind through the Keyhole.” “A person’s never too old for stories,” he says to Bill. “Man and boy, girl and woman, we live for them.” And stories like these, they live for us.

As Wizard & Glass (the best volume of the series) was also a story-within-a-story… I’m kinda even more intrigued now.