The Little Sisters of Eluria by Stephen King
My rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Roland of Gilead enters the town of Eluria to find it a little ghost town until he finds a limping dog eating a corpse before being set upon by green men in which he is knocked unconscious. He wakes up in fits in a “hospital” of sorts, run by the titular sisters of which there are six–five old and one young. However, Roland already suspicious of how he even got there soon discovers the sisters aren’t what they appear and with the help of one escapes with his life to continue his pursuit of the Dark Man towards the Dark Tower.
Having never read The Dark Tower series, nor Stephen King, before it took me some time to get into the overall story. However, King does a remarkably good job in giving first time readers of the series a way to get to know the main character and the world he is living with in quickly while not making series’ fans feel like he thinks they’re dumb. Overall a pretty good story.