I'm in love with this series and these characters. This one has such a huge chunk about Roland's past that I started to feel a little drifty. It seemed like it was getting off topic, but I should have known better. The author connected it all and showed why it was important. Also, it made me feel more deeply for Roland, knowing everything he's been through. I hope Eddie and Susannah do not have to make sacrifices like that. Also I'm so worried for Jake and Oy. This author has made such an elaborate world and hooked me so hard. I'm emotionally connected to everyone, and I never have any idea which direction the story is going.