A spellbinding novel about a seventeen-year-old boy who inherits the keys to a parallel world where good and evil are at war, and the stakes could not be higher—for that world or ours.
In this dark fantasy by legendary horror writer Stephen King, an unlikely friendship opens a gateway to another world. Teenager Charlie Reade follows a barking dog to elderly, cranky Howard Bowditch, collapsed on the ground with a broken leg. Charlie feels a strange connection to the old stranger and his faithful hound, so he befriends and cares for Howard. But where did that bucket full of gold in Howard’s safe come from, and what’s in that creepy padlocked shed out back? Turns out to be a hidden tunnel to a land with two moons, an awe-inspiring deserted city, and a sleeping terror.
But what’s more dangerous: the monsters from that world, or the monsters from ours? Narrator Seth Numrich provides rich, believable voices, from the youthful excitement of 17-year-old Charlie to Howard’s gruff pronouncements. Aspiring adventurers, survivors of difficult childhoods, and dog lovers alike will all find something they recognize in this tale of a young hero struggling with adult-level decisions.