Stephen King reveals how long we'll have to wait to read that Shining sequel

Stephen King fans have been buzzing for a while now with the news that the author was writing a sequel to The Shining, and now King has revealed when we'll get to read it.

The legendary novelist revealed on his website this morning that Doctor Sleep will arrive on September 24th, 2013—just over a year from now.

The long wait may come as a disappointment to fans eager to get their hands on the book, considering that King has been doing readings from it for the past year (see video below).

The book takes place many years after the events at the Overlook Hotel and will follow Dan Torrance, son of the late Jack Torrance, who's now an adult and still tormented by his father's fate. Dan works at a hospice and uses his psychic powers, or his "shining," to help patients as they transition from this life to whatever awaits them on the other side.

But just as the malignant evil of the Overlook was drawn to Danny's power, a tribe of psychic vampires who feed off the energy of human beings is attracted to the "shining" as well, and soon Dan finds himself in a battle for his own life and that of a little girl who may possess the most powerful "shining" ever (see the full synopsis here).

Considering that King's been on a pretty good streak lately with books like Under the Dome and 11/22/63, we're looking forward to seeing exactly what he has in store for Dan. How about you?

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

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