The Eyes of the Dragon
(Pg 9) - Here it says that Sasha, King Roland's so-to-be wife, was from the Western Barony. The word "Barony" is quite often used in the DT series when talking about the provinces of Roland's world. For example, Roland was from Gilead, a city in the Barony of New Canaan. Also, as we know from The Little Sisters of Eluria, the kingdom of Delain was also in Roland's world, and because so, the Western Barony that is spoken of on this page must also be in Roland's world. However, where in Roland's world is still unknown.
(Pg 21) - In Delain, the preachers refer to the devil as "Old Man Splitfoot". This same name for the devil was used by Roland in DTIII when he riddles Blaine the Mono. The riddle Roland poses to Blaine is: "What is better than all the gods and worse than Old Man Spiltfoot? Dead people eat it always, live people who eat it die slowly."
(Pg 24) - In Sasha's dollhouse, there were real Kashamin rugs. We also hear about the province of Kashamin, where these rugs were made, in DTIII when Jake Chambers enters the Tick-Tock Man's underground lair in the city of Lud. Jake saw these rugs, and although he didn't know how he knew this, he knew that they were made in the province of Kashamin. Again, another place that exists in Roland's world aswell.
(Pg 54) - The Great Letters are spoken of here. We learn of the Great Letters in DTII when Roland tries to read a few signs in New York City while inside the mind of Eddie Dean. These same Great Letters are partially described on this page aswell and were infact, the letters of the alphabet. Prince Thomas, as a small boy, couldn't write all 15 of the Great Letters until he was eight years old. Prince Peter however could write them all by the time he was six.
(Pg 60-61) - Here we learn more about the land of Garlan, which we know about already from book's I-IV in the DT series. Here, it describes the land of Garlan in much more detail than we learned of in the DT series. Flagg, the magician and King's advisor in this book, had come to Delain from the land of Garlan. The following is an excerpt from this page:
"Did he really come from Garlan, with it's far vistas and its dreaming purple mountains? I do not know. It was and is a magical land where carpets sometimes fly, and where holy men sometimes pipe ropes up from wicker baskets, climb them, and disappear at the tops, never to be seen again. A great many seekers of knowledge from more civilized lands like Delain and Andua have gone to Garlan. Most disappear as completely and as permanently as those strange mystics who climb the floating ropes. Those who do return don't always come back changed for the better."
We know from DTIV that the old man Eldred Jonas had also been to Garlan aswell... and had the whip marks upon his back to prove it.
(Pg 66) - "... he was a brave boy who might well grow into a lion-hearted King whose tale would be the stuff of legends. In him, they saw again the coming of the White, that ancient, resilient, yet humble force that has redeemed humankind again and again and again."
On this page, we see a reference to the same mystical force known as the White, which we also read about especially in DTIII when Jake Chambers is in the vacant lot in New York City and staring into the rose, aswell as the toast that Aunt Talitha of River Crossing gave just before that palaver between the old folks and Roland's ka-tet.
(Pg 71) - Again, we learn a little bit more about Garlan... only that the fact the desert of Grenh, a huge poisoned waste land, lay even further away from Delain than Garlan did.
(Pg 77) - Here we learn the most we ever have about the magical act of being dim. Flagg uses this trick to traverse the corridors of the castle without being seen. This same trick was talked about in DTIV and used by Rhea, Witch of the Cöos, to hide from Roland Deschain and his friends. Aswell, for those of us who have kept a careful eye open while reading Hearts In Atlantis, the same act of being dim was mentioned in the last story of the book... and taught to the character of Carolyn (?) by a mysterious man known as "R.F.". Hmmmm....
(Pg 85) - "Firedims" are mentioned here. This same jewel has also been mentioned in DTIII a few times aswell.
(Pg 87) - "Old Star" is mentioned here... a star that could be used to navigate by because it was one of the brightest, and we know this because Old Star is also mentioned in DTIII when Roland tells his ka-tet about the old story involving Old Star and Old Mother (even the direction is correct in both instances... in DTIII Roland said you could find north by Old Star and south by Old Mother).
(Pg 92) - The gigantic beast known as a Grand Featherex is mentioned on this page and says that it was a cousin of our own legendary bird the phoenix. The Grand Fetherex was also mentioned in DTII and was said to come from Garlan and brought babies to expecting families.
(Pg 108) - Looks like the people of Delain knew partially of what the people of Hambry actually had to live with: "Old wives cringed in their beds and slept poorly and told their husbands that Rhiannon, the Dark Witch of the Cöos, was riding her hateful broom this night, and wicked work was afoot." Of course, this is none other than Rhea, Witch of the Cöos, as read about in DTIV. Some people (namely the authors of the newly released book called The Stephen King Universe) are of the opinion that Rhiannon and Rhea are two separate entities, possibly sisters, living in the same area... however, serious readers of the DT series, like myself, would tend to dissagree because there was no evidence that the Cöos Hill, just outside Hambry, had any other dwellers other than Rhea. It would also make sense that because of the great distance between Delain and Hambry, that the name of Rhea had be altered/changed due to how specifics of word-of-mouth tales usually tend to be changed over time and distance.
(Pg 115) - Again, as in a number of instances, we see mention of other Baronies outside of Delain; namely the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Baronies just like the Baronies we read of in the DT series.
(Pg 224) - Here is a very interesting mention of a character by the name of Curran... one of the warders who oversaw the imprisonment of Prince/King Peter. Upon hearing Peter wail his father's name in the night during a dream he was having, Curran was frightened into changing his lifestyle... by embrassing religion and becoming a priest, of whom the narrator (King of course) says that there is another story to be told of Curran, and maybe he'll tell it in the future. This of course would be a very interesting story to read of, especially if we should happen to meet Curran long the same path as Roland and his ka-tet are travelling.
(Pg 292) - "If it means anything else -- anything I can ken -- it's that we must hurry." It's interesting to see this word -- ken -- which we see a lot of in DTI especially. "Ken" is an actual word, even in our own language, that basically means "understand".
(Pg 338-39) - Here is the description of Flagg's magic crystal; a crystal that can foretell the future and the past... just like the orbs of Maerlyn's Rainbow as described in DTIV. The particular crystal doesn't seem to have any specific colour, but acts in the same manner as the pieces of the Rainbow do. This crystal of Flagg's appears to be broken; into a rock like chunk with ragged edges and angles. Perhaps this piece of Maerlyn's Rainbow was broken at some unknown time, but still manged to work. While reading DTIV, I always believed that Maerlyn's Grapefruit (as held by Rhea, Witch of the Cöos) was a solid piece of crystal, kind of like a marble, and not hollow within. If my idea was correct, then the appearance of the shard of magic crystal that Flagg owned would match the description of the orbs in Maerlyn's Rainbow. Now the only quesiton is, what part of Maerlyn's Rainbow was it?
(Pg 340) - It says here that it took thirty years of searching for Flagg to find his magic crystal. This is also very much like the hard work and length of time that it took for some of the pieces of Maerlyn's Rainbow to be found in DTIV (as explained to young Roland by his father Steven). The pieces of the Rainbow weren't easy to come by...
(Pg 368) - "Frisky would have told them that the black scent approaching them from behind did not belong to a man; it was a monster chasing them, some horrible It." Some fans who have noticed this part, especially the last word, would believe that the use of the word It has some kind of connection to the novel, and creature IT... I however, do not believe so. The use of the word "It" here is just a descriptive term for the unknown creature, not a proper name ("proper" in the terms of a "given" name). Even in the novel IT, the name It was used by the children only because they didn't know the real name of the creature, and in the sense of a descriptive term, it was the only word that would fit. So in my opinion, King wasn't refering to Flagg (which is who owned the scent that Frisky smelled) as the creature we know of as It.
(Pg 378) - Thomas says that he believes Flagg must still be alive because he can sense it... and he also refers to "other" worlds. "In this world or in some other, he's out there." This of course fits very smoothly with the fact that within the DT series, there are other worlds, and Delain is part of them... and that Flagg is of course, travelling between them.
(Pg 380) - On this last page, the narrator say that Thomas and Dennis had many strange adventures... and that they did find Flagg, and confronted him. This confrontation must be detailed in the upcoming DT books for sure... I'd be willing to bet the farm on that! And oh, what a story it would make...