Preceded by ''Literature/WizardAndGlass''.

'''''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.

Followed by ''Literature/SongOfSusannah''.

!!''Wolves of the Calla'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* AIIsACrapshoot: [[spoiler:Andy, the messenger robot, is really not nice.]]
* ArcNumber: 19, and later 99.
* TheAtoner: Pere Callahan tries his best to make up for his failure in Literature/SalemsLot, even though he believes he's not worthy of redemption.
* BigDamnHeroes: The Ka-Tet to the Calla.
* {{Bishonen}}: Callahan worked with one at Home.
* TheBusCameBack: After literally being PutOnABus at the end of ''Literature/SalemsLot'', Father Callahan finds his way into ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' series.
* CanonWelding: A major part of the series in general. The big one in this case is the appearance of Pere Callahan, who was a character in Stephen King's second novel, ''Literature/SalemsLot''.
* ChildSoldiers: Jake and his friend.
* CliffHanger: The novel ends with [[spoiler: Susannah missing with no way to follow her and the discovery that Callahan is [[BreakingTheFourthWall a character from a]] Creator/StephenKing [[BreakingTheFourthWall novel]].]]
* DeadlyDisc: Sharpened plates as weapons. There's a bit of a legend attached to them about a vengeful woman luring an evil suitor to his doom.
* DumbMuscle:
** Referenced in Father Callahan's story about the Hitler Brothers. He immediately nicknames the huge muscular one "Lenny" and the small weasely one "George," referencing this dynamic from ''OfMiceAndMen'', but discovers to his surprise that the big one is actually the brains.
** Roont children become mentally retarded and grow to extreme size.
* FantasticFruitsAndVegetables: The muffin-balls. A "type of ground-berry" covered in sour little horns which smells and tastes like fresh-baked sourdough bread from [[ProductPlacement Zabar's]], and which tastes almost like meat when fried in deer fat.
* TheGunfighterWannabe
* HalfIdenticalTwins: The Calla is flooded with them, at least until the Wolves seize one of each set. Justified, as the abundance of twin births is not a natural phenomenon.
* HardWorkHardlyWorks: Roland has every confidence that Susannah will master the Oriza plates with hardly any effort because she's a gunslinger. She does, and almost instantly becomes the town's best shot.
* HiddenDepths: Roland reveals that he is a ''fantastic'' dancer. It's a bit of a SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat, though he did reference dances being held for the adults in Gilead.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: The women of the Calla fight off invaders by ''throwing sharpened plates'' at them.
* LastStand: The Battle of Jericho Hill, which Roland remembers in his dream; it was there that the last forces of Gilead fell to the barbarians and Roland was the SoleSurvivor.
* TheMagnificentSevenSamurai: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in-universe. The main deviation is that none of the samurai cowboys die.
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: In-Story. As the Ka-Tet begins obssessing over the mystery number 19 that keeps appearing, Roland dismisses it as nothing more than a coincidence.
* TheMultiverse: During Callahan's years wandering the [[PortalNetwork Highways in Hiding]], he passed through many different versions of Earth.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain The Hitler Brothers]].
* TheNapoleon: The smaller Hitler Brother is an AxCrazy psychopath.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: [[spoiler:The Wolves are Doombots on mechanical horses with weaponized sneetches from ''Harry Potter'' and wielding lightsabers. Not an exaggeration, this is ''exactly'' how they're described in the story]].
* PortalNetwork: The Highways in Hiding.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In the legend of Lady Oriza, before killing Gray Dick, who [[YouKilledMyFather killed her father]], she tells him this: "May your first day in hell last ten thousand years, and may it be the shortest."
* PsychoForHire: The Hitler Brothers are hired by the low men.
* RobotAntennae / AttackItsWeakPoint
* RuleOfCool: The Oriza plates, which are somehow more accurate and hit with more force than crossbow bolts, allowing them to decapitate metal robots. Also, the only reason the plates make a buzzing noise when thrown is because that's how the legend went.
* ShoutOut:
** The plot is heavily based on ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven''. Calla Bryn Sturgis is a reference to starring actor Yul Brynner and director John Sturges.
** Overholser's name is a reference to Western author Wayne D. Overholser.
** Sneetches are taken from ''Literature/HarryPotter''.
** The Wolves use lightsabers straight out of ''StarWars''.
** The clothing of the Wolves is based on DoctorDoom.
* SilentWhisper: We're never told exactly what the [[ArcNumber 19-word sentence]] told to Eddie by the old man was, but we get the gist of it by the book's climax.
* 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.
* UnreliableIllustrator: The cover image of [[https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12697885-wolves-of-the-calla this edition of the book]] shows Roland with a gun in each hand, even though Roland has been unable to do so since the second book because he lost two fingers on his right hand.
* VerbalTic:
** "Say thankya," "Hear me well," "Thankya big-big."
** Also, "commala" pretty much means everything (though it literally means "rice" which is the main crop in Calla Bryn Sturgis).