The charming young gentleman pictured here is Mordred Deschain, may it do ya. He is the son of two fathers: Roland Deschain – The Gunslinger – and the Crimson King, The Dark Tower‘s “big bad.”
Mordred is a-hungry and he’s one scary creation. The time has nearly come for a showdown between son and father(s).
I have less than 180 pages to before I finish my seven volume journey into Stephen King’s epic. My friend Liz Czukas described it as thus: “You’re going to feel like you prepared for a marathon for two years, then ran it, and now you’re waking up the day after it’s done.”
I reckon Liz is correct. I’ve been preparing to read this monster of a saga for a long, long time. And now that my time in Mid-World is almost done, I feel I’m stretching out the end, milking every paragraph until it’s no longer possible to do so.