by Stephen King
Editor: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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An epic war between good and evil, a bloody, glorious history that will delight the millions of the hyper-millions of avid readers of The Brilliant and very satisfying everyone new to the territory of this iconic Canon King.The king says he wanted to know what happened to Danny Torrance, the boy in the heart of the Shine, after his terrible experience in the Overlook Hotel.The instantly riveting DOCTEUR SOMMEIL takes up the story of medieval Dan, working at a rural palliative care home in New Hampshire, and the very special 12-year-old daughter he is to record from a tribe of paranormal murderers.On the roads across America, a tribe of people called The True Node travels in search of livelihoods.They look harmless – especially old people, a lot of polyester, and are married to their caravans.But as Dan Torrance knows, and tween Abra Stone learns, The True Node are almost immortal, living out of the “steam” that children with the “shining” produce when they are gradually tortured to death.Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent a horrible childhood, Dan has been adrift for decades, desperate to spread his father’s legacy of despair, alcoholism and violence.Finally, he moves to New Hampshire City, a community AA who supports him and a job in a retirement home where his remnant of “shining” energy provides the ultimate and decisive comfort for the dying.With the help of a prescience cat, he became a Sleep Doctor.Then Dan responds to the failure of Abra Stone, and it is his exceptional gift, the brightest shining gift ever seen, which reignites Dan’s own demons and the assignment to a battle for Abra’s soul and survival.
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