Told in narrative much like a fairy tale in a voice that only Stephen can convey. Delain is ruled by King Roland, who in his younger days gained recognition as a master dragon slayer. Now in his advanced age, without a queen, he seeks the hand of Sasha in marriage to give his kingdom of Delain an heir.
Peter is the first born son and is loved by all except one; the King’s advisor, a sorcerer by the name of Flagg. Flagg’s goal is to rule Delain and realizes his plans are thwarted with the birth of Peter and he plots a way to remove Peter from his birthright.
Queen Sasha gives birth to another son, Thomas. Flagg seizes this opportunity and quickly befriends the second born and takes him under his wing. Unbeknown to the rest of the kingdom, Flagg has influenced the Queen’s midwife to cut her so that when she gave birth to Thomas, she bled to death.
Peter makes a strange request to the Judge: he asks for his mother’s dollhouse and a napkin with every meal. The Judge grants his peculiar wish and Peter uses the miniature loom in the dollhouse and the thread from the napkins to make a rope.
The Dark Tower connections involve:
King Roland of Delain: The gunslinger Roland Deschain.
Delain: A Kingdom located in Mid-World and spoken of briefly in “Little Sisters of Eluria” as a land of liars.
Flagg: Randall Flagg/Walter O’Dim who was advisor to Roland’s father Stephen Deschain of Gilead.
Thomas and his friend Dennis: They were mentioned as to have met with Roland Deschain in Dark Tower 2: the Drawing of the Three.