History Literature / WolvesOfTheCalla

17th Oct '17 7:32:56 PM Gitman
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** ''Song of Susannah'' follows on directly from ''The Wastelands'', and the only thing to take place between ''Song...'' and ''Wolves...'' is ''The Wind Through The Keyhole'', where Roland and his party shelter from a storm and he tells them a story to pass the time. Yet somehow, Jake, who was a pretty normal kid when he arrived into Mid-World in ''Wastelands'', has somehow [[TookALevelInBadass taken a massive number of levels in Badass]] and is a hardened Gunslinger and a crack shot by the very beginning of this book. Somewhat [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] throughout the series, in that Roland's companions are implied to be drawn into his quest because they were born to be Gunslingers.

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** ''Song of Susannah'' ''Wizard and Glass'' follows on directly from ''The Wastelands'', and the only thing to take place between ''Song...''Wizard...'' and ''Wolves...'' is ''The Wind Through The Keyhole'', where Roland and his party shelter from a storm and he tells them a story to pass the time. Yet somehow, Jake, who was a pretty normal kid when he arrived into Mid-World in ''Wastelands'', has somehow [[TookALevelInBadass taken a massive number of levels in Badass]] and is a hardened Gunslinger and a crack shot by the very beginning of this book. Somewhat [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] throughout the series, in that Roland's companions are implied to be drawn into his quest because they were born to be Gunslingers.
17th Oct '17 7:02:07 PM Gitman
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* SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat: ''Song of Susannah'' follows on directly from ''The Wastelands'', and the only thing to take place between ''Song...'' and ''Wolves...'' is ''The Wind Through The Keyhole'', where Roland and his party shelter from a storm and he tells them a story to pass the time. Yet somehow, Jake, who was a pretty normal kid when he arrived into Mid-World in ''Wastelands'', has somehow [[TookALevelInBadass taken a massive number of levels in Badass]] and is a hardened Gunslinger and a crack shot by the very beginning of this book. Somewhat [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] throughout the series, in that Roland's companions are implied to be drawn into his quest because they were born to be Gunslingers.

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''Song of Susannah'' follows on directly from ''The Wastelands'', and the only thing to take place between ''Song...'' and ''Wolves...'' is ''The Wind Through The Keyhole'', where Roland and his party shelter from a storm and he tells them a story to pass the time. Yet somehow, Jake, who was a pretty normal kid when he arrived into Mid-World in ''Wastelands'', has somehow [[TookALevelInBadass taken a massive number of levels in Badass]] and is a hardened Gunslinger and a crack shot by the very beginning of this book. Somewhat [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] throughout the series, in that Roland's companions are implied to be drawn into his quest because they were born to be Gunslingers. Gunslingers.
** Roland himself gets one. He turns out to be a fantastic dancer, and his companions are completely flabbergasted when they see him dance the Commala, as he'd shown absolutely no evidence of this skill before.
2nd Aug '17 10:07:19 PM arbiter099
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* OneTwinMustDie: Almost all births in the town of Calla Bryn Sturgis are twins. The titular Wolves ride out of [[{{Mordor}} Thunderclap]] roughly every twenty-three years and kidnap one of each pair of the town's children. Months later, they are returned via train, "roont", deformed into DumbMuscle {{EmptyShell}}s that painfully grow until they die young. The purpose of this operation is revealed as [[spoiler:The Crimson King harvesting the innate material responsible for TwinTelepathy to feed it to powerful psychics to enhance their abilities he is utilizing to destroy the Dark Tower.]]

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* OneTwinMustDie: Almost all births in the town of Calla Bryn Sturgis are twins. The titular Wolves ride out of [[{{Mordor}} Thunderclap]] roughly every twenty-three years and kidnap one of each pair of the town's children. Months later, they are returned via train, "roont", deformed into DumbMuscle {{EmptyShell}}s {{Empty Shell}}s that painfully grow until they die young. The purpose of this operation is revealed as [[spoiler:The Crimson King harvesting the innate material responsible for TwinTelepathy to feed it to powerful psychics to enhance their abilities he is utilizing to destroy the Dark Tower.]]
2nd Aug '17 10:06:58 PM arbiter099
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* OneTwinMustDie: Almost all births in the town of Calla Bryn Sturgis are twins. The titular Wolves ride out of [[{{Mordor}} Thunderclap]] roughly every twenty-three years and kidnap one of each pair of the town's children. Months later, they are returned via train, "roont", deformed into DumbMuscle {{EmptyShell}}s that painfully grow until they die young. The purpose of this operation is revealed as [[spoiler:The Crimson King harvesting the innate material responsible for TwinTelepathy to feed it to powerful psychics to enhance their abilities he is utilizing to destroy the Dark Tower.]]
8th Jun '17 11:36:57 AM Mdumas43073
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4th Dec '16 11:28:08 PM Xtifr
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'''''Wolves of the Calla''''' is Book V of Creator/StephenKing's [[DoorStopper Epic]] {{Fantasy}} series ''Franchise/TheDarkTower''. Roland of Gilead's quest to save all worlds from evil continues in this fifth installment of King's epic tale, the series' plot takes a detour which finds the gunslinger and his companions helping the farmers of Calla Bryn Sturgis fight against the terrifying "Wolves" who threaten to kidnap the Calla's children.

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'''''Wolves ''Wolves of the Calla''''' Calla'' is Book V of Creator/StephenKing's [[DoorStopper Epic]] {{Fantasy}} series ''Franchise/TheDarkTower''. Roland of Gilead's quest to save all worlds from evil continues in this fifth installment of King's epic tale, the series' plot takes a detour which finds the gunslinger and his companions helping the farmers of Calla Bryn Sturgis fight against the terrifying "Wolves" who threaten to kidnap the Calla's children.
10th Jun '16 8:13:25 PM darthpaul
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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: At one point, Father Callahan recalls looking out of a window in a Detroit office building onto Lake Michigan. The only lakes one can actually see from Detroit are Lake St. Clair and a bit of Lake Erie. Lake Michigan is on the opposite side of the state. (Possibly King was thinking of Chicago, which ''does'' rest on the shore of Lake Michigan.)

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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: At one point, Father Callahan recalls looking out of a window in a Detroit office building onto and seeing Lake Michigan. The only lakes one can actually see from Detroit are Lake St. Clair and a bit of Lake Erie. Lake Michigan is on the opposite side of the state.state from Detroit. (Possibly King was thinking of Chicago, which ''does'' rest on the shore of Lake Michigan.)


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** [[spoiler:George "Big Nose" Biondi, one of Enrico Balazar's "gentlemen" (read: enforcers), makes an appearance when Eddie travels to New York, 1977. He's very dumb, especially compared to Jack Andolini, Balazar's right-hand man.]]


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* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:To the ultimate ending of the series.]] After the battle against the Wolves, Roland feels a "sense that he would fight this battle or battles like it over and over for eternity..." [[spoiler:foreshadowing the revelation in the Coda of Book VII that Roland is repeating his quest for the Tower over and over again from the beginning of Book I, and possibly even earlier in his life.]]


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* TooDumbToLive: Bookstore owner Calvin Tower, who just plain refuses to believe he's in trouble, even after being roughed up by mob enforcers who threaten to burn him out if he doesn't comply with their boss' wishes.
8th Jun '16 10:07:43 PM darthpaul
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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: At one point, Father Callahan recalls looking out of a window in a Detroit office building onto Lake Michigan. The only lakes one can actually see from Detroit are Lake St. Clair and a bit of Lake Erie. Lake Michigan is on the opposite side of the state. (Possibly King was thinking of Chicago, which ''does'' rest on the shore of Lake Michigan.)
16th Apr '16 2:16:12 AM Ciara25
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* HoistByTheirOwnPetard: [[spoiler: If Andy hadn't told Callahan about the ka-tet passing near Calla Bryn Sturgis, he would have been able to go on manipulating and enjoying the misery of the Calla for years. Then again, ka...]]
28th Dec '15 11:06:42 AM Anddrix
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** The clothing of the Wolves is based on DoctorDoom.

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** The clothing of the Wolves is based on DoctorDoom.Doctor Doom.
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