Via Cemetery Dance Publications comes the various covers for Stephen King’s “Dr. Sleep,” his written sequel to “The Shining” that’ll hit shelves this coming September. While a “Deluxe Special Edition” hardcover has already sold out, there are mass market edition available for pre-order on Amazon. In addition to the covers, we unspooled more than a handful of spoilery pieces of art to be included in one of the editions. It’ll reveal quite a bit about Dr. Sleep!
“Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, “The Shining,” in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance and the very special twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals,” says the book description, which also has a lengthy in depth plot breakdown…
“On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless—mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and tween Abra Stone learns, The True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the “steam” that children with the shining produce when they are slowly tortured to death.
Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father’s legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant “shining” power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes “Doctor Sleep.”
Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan’s own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra’s soul and survival. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted readers of “The Shining” and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.”
Get more book details over at Cemetery Dance Publications. Final spoiler warning!