Brian James Freeman
Cemetery Dance’s special edition of Stephen King’s The Shining sequel, Doctor Sleep, sold out in record time. If you missed out, here’s a look at a few color interiors from artist Vincent Chong that include an introduction to two main characters, Abra Stone and Rose Flanagan.
Author Brian James Freeman posted the following photos on his website, and Cemetery Dance provided a bit more elaboration:
Vincent Chong has turned in the rest of his original color interiors for [the] special edition of Doctor Sleep by Stephen King, which sold out just one week after it was announced, and [here’s] a little sneak peek at … main characters Abra Stone [and] Rose Flanagan, who is known as Rose the Hat by the True Knot, the nomadic family she travels with.
We don’t know what’s up with the train, but it sure is plenty spooky! And the bottom two images are better looks at the alternate dust jacket artwork designs we showed you already in our previous story with samples of the black & white artwork in the book.
Doctor Sleep is being released on September 24th, 2013.
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 (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.
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.
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