by Stephen King
Illustrated by Ned Dameron
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Donald M. Grant, Publisher, West Kingston, RI, 1991; 512 pp.; First Edition
Limited Edition. The Waste Lands (subtitled "Redemption") is the third book of the The Dark Tower series by Stephen King. The book derives its title from the T.S. Eliot 1922 poem The Waste Land, several lines of which are reprinted in the opening pages. In addition, the two main sections of the book ("Jake: Fear in a Handful of Dust" and "Lud: A Heap of Broken Images") are named after lines in the poem. The book was nominated for the 1991 Bram Stoker Award for Novel.
Several months have passed, and Roland’s two new tet-mates have become proficient gunslingers. Eddie Dean has given up heroin, and Odetta’s two selves have joined, becoming the stronger and more balanced personality of Susannah Dean.
While battling The Pusher in 1977 New York, Roland altered ka by saving the life of Jake Chambers, a boy who—in Roland’s where and when—has already died. Now Roland and Jake exist in different worlds, but they are joined by the same madness: the paradox of double memories. Roland, Susannah, and Eddie must draw Jake into Mid-World then follow the Path of the Beam all the way to the Dark Tower.But nothing is easy in Mid-World. Along the way our tet stumbles into the ruined city of Lud and are caught between the warring gangs of the Pubes and the Grays. The only way out of Lud is to wake Blaine the Mono, an insane train that has a passion for riddling, and for suicidal journeys.