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    Default The Wolves - did you have any guess?

    Had you had any idea who or what they were before it turned out?

    It was quite a long time ago when I read it but I think I was quite lost and I didn't have any ideas.. just some faint ones maybe.
    What about you?

    Roland would have understood.

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    No, first time I read it I had no idea what was coming. In the back of my head I think I picured them as human (not wolves, not robots, not Taheen etc...) - maybe even half-afraid they were more failed Gunslingers or something (or at least led by same).
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    From the start, I had no clue that they were, well, what they were. I also figured that they would be on the lines of a human, or perhaps, something from beyond the Prim?

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    I definitely had no clue, this was one of the things I loved about this book, the mystery behind them.
    "It's his eyes, Roland thought. They were wide and terrible, the eyes of a dragon in human form" - Roland seeing the Crimson King for the first time.

    "When the King comes and the Tower falls, sai, all such pretty things as yours will be broken. Then there will be darkness and nothing but the howl of Discordia and the cries of the can toi" - From Song of Susannah

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    I agree, the whole book was mystery til the last few chapters. I think it is King's best suspenseful novel

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    So much was left a mystery at the end of it though. Talk about a cliff hanger ending.
    "It's his eyes, Roland thought. They were wide and terrible, the eyes of a dragon in human form" - Roland seeing the Crimson King for the first time.

    "When the King comes and the Tower falls, sai, all such pretty things as yours will be broken. Then there will be darkness and nothing but the howl of Discordia and the cries of the can toi" - From Song of Susannah

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    Yes, it did rank up there with Wastelands when it came to endings, good thing there wasn't that long of a wait

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    I too had no idea what the wolves were. I loved when I found out they resembeled Dr. Doom.

    Stephen King is great.
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    Yeah, and don't forget the lightsabers! I thought that was a great addition. Doctor Doom wolf robots with lightsabers that collect children every 20 or 30 years...warms the cockles of my heart.
    "It's his eyes, Roland thought. They were wide and terrible, the eyes of a dragon in human form" - Roland seeing the Crimson King for the first time.

    "When the King comes and the Tower falls, sai, all such pretty things as yours will be broken. Then there will be darkness and nothing but the howl of Discordia and the cries of the can toi" - From Song of Susannah

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    Ahh mine too. That idea alone qualifies Mr. King for a god status in my eyes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ManOfWesternesse View Post
    No, first time I read it I had no idea what was coming. In the back of my head I think I picured them as human (not wolves, not robots, not Taheen etc...) - maybe even half-afraid they were more failed Gunslingers or something (or at least led by same).
    Failed gunslingers..? How interesting.

    In the back of my head they were some kind of evil animals who served the darkness... or something.

    Roland would have understood.

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    I had absolutely no idea.
    A true firewasp ninja would never wear such a ridiculous sweater.

    There's logic in nonsense.

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    When I first heard the word 'Wolves' I instantly thought of something like Shardik.

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    When waiting in line to buy Wolves I flipped it open and saw the picture of them and thought, "Holy crap that's Dr. Doom with a lightsaber! WTF?"

    I was hoping that they were a pack of werewolves from Thunderclap.

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    I thought they were going to be human initially, then about halfway through I figured it out.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Daghain View Post
    I thought they were going to be human initially, then about halfway through I figured it out.
    Thats because you're so samrt.
    "It's his eyes, Roland thought. They were wide and terrible, the eyes of a dragon in human form" - Roland seeing the Crimson King for the first time.

    "When the King comes and the Tower falls, sai, all such pretty things as yours will be broken. Then there will be darkness and nothing but the howl of Discordia and the cries of the can toi" - From Song of Susannah

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    Samrt?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Daghain View Post
    Samrt?
    So she can be samrt and I cannot... *gets jealous*

    Roland would have understood.

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    "People, especially children, aren't measured by their IQ. What's important about them is whether they're good or bad, and these children are bad." ~ Alan Bernard


    "You needn't die happy when your day comes, but you must die satisfied, for you have lived your life from beginning to end and ka is always served." ~ Roland Deschain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Letti View Post
    So she can be samrt and I cannot... *gets jealous*
    Hey, thats how I roll girlie.
    "It's his eyes, Roland thought. They were wide and terrible, the eyes of a dragon in human form" - Roland seeing the Crimson King for the first time.

    "When the King comes and the Tower falls, sai, all such pretty things as yours will be broken. Then there will be darkness and nothing but the howl of Discordia and the cries of the can toi" - From Song of Susannah

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    To be quite honest, I figured them to be some mutated zombies. The whole "Steal children's brains and nourish from them" seemed too suspicious for me. I still didn't know what breakers were-first time through I missed that part, I suppose.

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    I remember that I thought they were robots rather early, there was some clue I can't remember now (I'll try tomorrow). Though, in all likelyhood, when I say "early" it might be the same place in text at which everybody guessed.

    EDITED: yes. I found that quote. As I expected, it was when everyone else must have guessed, too - when Eddie talks to Gran-pere.

    Eddie Dean's eyes widened. His first thought was that he now understood about the horses—all the gray horses. His second was Of course. It makes perfect sense. We should have known.

    Robots were the only thing I could think of that fit that reaction, both logically and emotionally. There just was nothing more left among the main concepts of human, quasi-human and mythological beings that would have produced this kind of answer from Eddie (given all his previous experience of the quest, with its recurrent mad technology motif), and explain the horses at the same time.

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    For me I didn't spend time trying to figure things out I just let the story take me and so when it finally got to the spot where we found out what they are, then it was a surprise. Personally, I don't enjoy figuring out mysteries before the story leads you to it.
    "It's his eyes, Roland thought. They were wide and terrible, the eyes of a dragon in human form" - Roland seeing the Crimson King for the first time.

    "When the King comes and the Tower falls, sai, all such pretty things as yours will be broken. Then there will be darkness and nothing but the howl of Discordia and the cries of the can toi" - From Song of Susannah

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    I just remember thinking how odd the green cloak's were, I'd like to think I had a twinkling of Dr. Doom at that point, so maybe I thought people in armor.

    The horses being robots as well was a total curve to me though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by All_Hail_The_Crimson_King View Post
    For me I didn't spend time trying to figure things out I just let the story take me and so when it finally got to the spot where we found out what they are, then it was a surprise. Personally, I don't enjoy figuring out mysteries before the story leads you to it.
    quite. I wasn't trying to solve it, but it kinda solved itself when the solution became obvious.

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