A tribute to Stephen King on his futuristic Fantasy between Another world and our world book IIII. The Wastelands started by catching us up to speed and carrying us on the Third Leg to find the Dark Tower, always an excellent job of tying all the threads together at just the right time and leaving just enough mystery to know you will be caught up down the road. A superb ending that made me grab the next chapter and get started after the Wastelands had been exposed. Not Mr. King's normal thinking and writing around monsters of any kind, but a well placed story between western world, recent history of our world, future fantasy and the another dimension of time. This series has been well worth the wait and well worth the read. The challenge is getting thru the entire set to keep up with the adventures to chase the Beam to the Tower.