Jamie Morton is feeling burnt out in his mid-thirties. Living the bar-band lifestyle and addicted to heroin, he lives a life haunted by demons from his past. One such demon, Reverend Jacobs, pops back into his life with extreme repercussions, and Stephen King's Revival follows their impactful bond. To celebrate the release of his latest novel, the master of macabre has announced a six-city book tour.

Beginning November 11th, Stephen King is hitting the road to promote Revival. We'll have more details soon, but in the meantime, here are the six cities King will be visiting:

  • November 11, 2014: New York City
  • November 12, 2014: Washington, DC
  • November 13, 2014: Kansas City, MO
  • November 14, 2014: Wichita, KS
  • November 15, 2014: Austin, TX
  • November 17, 2014: South Portland, ME

"A dark and electrifying novel about addiction, fanaticism, and what might exist on the other side of life. In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs—including Jamie’s mother and beloved sister, Claire. With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond based on a secret obsession. When tragedy strikes the Jacobs family, this charismatic preacher curses God, mocks all religious belief, and is banished from the shocked town.

Jamie has demons of his own. Wed to his guitar from the age of 13, he plays in bands across the country, living the nomadic lifestyle of bar-band rock and roll while fleeing from his family’s horrific loss. In his mid-thirties—addicted to heroin, stranded, desperate—Jamie meets Charles Jacobs again, with profound consequences for both men. Their bond becomes a pact beyond even the Devil’s devising, and Jamie discovers that revival has many meanings.

This rich and disturbing novel spans five decades on its way to the most terrifying conclusion Stephen King has ever written. It’s a masterpiece from King, in the great American tradition of Frank Norris, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Edgar Allan Poe."

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    About the Author - Derek Anderson

    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

    When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.