This third book in the DT series, The Waste Lands continues the journey in to the Mid-World as Roland draws Eddie, Susannah, Jake, and Oy, together with him as they cross into the wastelands into the ruined, terrifying city of Lud. These characters seemed so life-like and real, the reader can actually feel their pains, fears, determination as they slowly coalesce into a remarkable Ka-Tet and evolve into becoming gunslingers themselves. Even an inanimate character, like Blain the crazed Mono Train, took on its own horrifying deranged personality.
The dangers this tiny group of unlikely companions faced as they moved through the Waste Lands were such exciting and scary adventures that left my heart pounding as my love for these characters just grew even stronger. This book has everything...action, danger, magic, compelling characters... that makes epic fantasy such a unique literary experience. King's imagination is at its finest with this series.