Stephen King Fans Are In For Scary ‘Fairy Tale’ In September

by Thomas Tuna

The master is back with a tale of the horrors found in parallel worlds.

Stephen King’s latest excursion into the macabre–Fairy Tale–will hit book stores Sept. 6 and, as he does so often, the bestselling author will embroil the young and old in a fantastic story to keep his Constant Readers up at night. Check out the book’s cover–courtesy of Entertainment Weekly–on this page.

Fairy Tale follows 17-year-old Charlie Reade, who inherits the keys to a strange parallel world “where good and evil are at war, and the stakes could not be higher–for their world or ours.”

Charlie’s mother was killed in a hit-and-run accident when he was 10, and he had to learn to take care of himself and his grief-stricken father. Now, when Charlie is 17, he meets a dog named Radar and his aging master, Howard Bowditch, “a recluse in a big house on a hill, with a locked shed in the backyard. Sometimes, strange noises emerge from it,” according to the synopsis.

When Bowditch dies, he leaves Charlie a cassette tape telling a story “no one would believe. What Bowditch has kept secret all his long life is that inside the shed is a portal to another world.”

King–the recipient of Bram Stoker and World Fantasy Awards–has already published 63 novels which have sold more than 350 million copies. King’s next novel–Gwendy’s Final Task–will release Feb. 15.

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