Twelve-year-old Jack spends his days alone in a deserted coastal town, his father gone, his mother dying. Then he meets a stranger - and embarks on a terrifying journey. For Jack must find the Talisman, the only thing that can save his mother. His quest takes him into the menacing Territories, a parallel world where violence, surprise and the titanic struggle between good and evil reach across a mythic landscape.
A chilling tale from two of the greatest storytellers of our time...
Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine, and won a scholarship award to the University of Maine and later taught English. It was the publication of his first novel, CARRIE, and its subsequent adaptation that set him on the way to over twenty years of world-wide bestsellerdom and his acclaimed position as the master of horror and suspense. Stephen King lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife Tabitha. www.stephenking.com Peter Straub was born and educated in Wisconsin, and lived in Dublin and London before settling in New York. Author of a string of bestselling novels, he is the recipient of five BRAM STOKER AWARDS and the two-times winner of the International HORROR GUILD AWARD. www.peterstraub.net