The Dark Tower V

By Stephen King

The Dark Tower V - Stephen King
  • Release Date: 2003-11-04
  • Genre: Fantasy
Score: 4.5
From 1,004 Ratings


Wolves of the Calla is the thrilling fifth book in Stephen King’s Dark Tower series—a unique bestselling epic fantasy quest inspired many years ago by The Lord of the Rings.

In the extraordinary fifth novel in Stephen King’s remarkable fantasy epic, Roland Deschain and his ka-tet are bearing southeast through the forests of Mid-World. Their path takes them to the outskirts of Calla Bryn Sturgis, a tranquil valley community of farmers and ranchers on Mid-World’s borderlands.

Beyond the town, the rocky ground rises toward the hulking darkness of Thunderclap, the source of a terrible affliction that is slowly stealing the community’s soul. The Wolves of Thunderclap and their unspeakable depredation are coming. To resist them is to risk all, but these are odds the gunslingers are used to, and they can give the Calla-folken both courage and cunning. Their guns, however, will not be enough.


  • Amazing entry

    By Icanbarelyread
    But painfully slow. The ending sequences, and the bows that are tied in the last 200 pages are incredible. But don’t let this one slow you. Get through it there’s much more to see in this beautiful universe.
  • The best book in the series (so far)

    By paulewannacracker
    The entire series is intriguing and worth re-reading but Wolves of the Calla is my favorite. There is only a story without fluff and wandering passages. It’s like the nitty-gritty of the saga.
  • Genuine master class of a series

    By Wbshenak
    Surprises around every corner. Insane world-building and creativity. I will never love another author like I love Stephen King. Must read series before you die.
  • Epic seems too small a word

    By Henry Connor
    Long and twisting, with amazing characters as always. The crescendo it builds is second to none.
  • Wolves of Calla

    By GeneParmesian
    Here is my Spike Jonze circa 1985 review: "I read this book. It was good. I liked it." ...I hope you BMXA fans get the reference...
  • Review of The Wolves of Calla by Stephen King

    By Baaaaats!!!
    Incredibly way too long for the actual story to be told. This is my second reading of the series and I was stuck on this book for at least a year. The first four were completed in a flash. The entire Callahan story was a re-tell and completely irrelevant, but certainly added about 200 pages which is a good thing if your getting paid by the word...after quickly realizing that section of the book was Preacher re-telling 'Salems Lot, flipped through pages as fast as my finger could go. The first few hundred and the beginning of the township of Calla, the battle scene & disappearance of Suzanne/Mia was all it took. Good Grief! - Michael
  • Wolves of the Calla

    By Bruce The Juice Davis
    As good as any book in the series. Wolves moves smartly and brings in an array of compelling characters who populate a well-told story. Roland matures in this book. If you've read the first four, keep reading!
  • Stephen King is a Genius!

    By Shayne O'Lear
    The entire Dark Tower series is incredible. It literally takes the reader into its own world(s). I've been reading and have read and re-read all of his books many times and love them all. His attention to detail, that same thing critics complain about, is what I love and it's also what really makes his characters and their 'lives' seem so real. In this novel, how Mr. King draws in Father Callahan from Salem's Lot, along with other authors works is incredible. You find yourself, along with Roland, wondering what 'world' you've stumbled across. I must admit reading The Dark Tower series didn't come quickly to me. I mistakenly thought it wouldn't be something I was interested in, I've never been more wrong in my life. As usual Mr. King is amazing! Anyone that's read any of his books, or if The Dark Tower series is your first trip into the mind of Stephen King, your in for the treat, and story of your life.
  • These stories defy simplistic descriptions.

    By notabadname
    This series of novels tells an increasingly engrossing tale that is unlike any other story I have read before. Truly wonderful characters with unspeakable depth in a world that is extraordinarily unique while being tantalizingly familiar. I have loved all five stories so far, and eagerly await losing myself in the sixth. Worth every page-turning minute. My only regret is that my compulsion merely draws me closer to the ultimate conclusion, and towards a day not happily immersed in Roland's, and his fellow Gunslinger's, world. If you haven't delved into this series, I highly recommend you do. I can't imagine you would regret it. And certainly not if you are a King fan.
  • The tower

    By yayalove
    This book stays true to Roland and his friends. Looking forward to continue on the beam to the tower.