The first and last thirds of this book were let down a fair bit by the middle third I'm afraid. Started off very well, moving along quite nicely but then just seemed to almost come to a.standstill for what seemed like forever. Apart from this the story itself didn't really seem to unfold much but simply introduced new characters that Will travel with Roland through future books. All in all not a terrible book, very well written in fact but lacking much of a plot. Hopefully this Will improve in the next books or I'll not get much further.