A man escapes from a biological testing facility, unknowingly carrying a deadly weapon: a mutated strain of super-flu that will wipe out over 99 percent of the world’s population within a few weeks.
Those who remain are scared, bewildered, and in need of a leader. Two emerge – Mother Abagail, the benevolent 108-year-old woman who urges them to build a peaceful community in Boulder, Colorado; and Randall Flagg, the ‘dark man’, the apostate of death, the warlord of the charnel house and Prince of Evil.
Now the survivors must choose between them – and ultimately decide the fate of all humanity.
Stephen King’s apocalyptic vision of a world blasted by plague and tangled in an elemental struggle between good and evil is a classic for our times.
‘A masterpiece’ – Guardian
‘His work plumbs with unnerving accuracy, the hopes and fears of an entire nation’ – Observer
[The Stand] has everything – adventure, romance, prophecy, allegory, satire, fantasy, realism, apocalypse . . . Great! ― New York Times Book Review
A masterpiece . . . King says in the novel’s introduction that he “wanted to write a fantasy epic like The Lord of the Rings, only with an American setting”, and that’s absolutely what he did . . . The Stand is dense and rich. Every character is full and alive ― Guardian
A fabulous teller of stories who can create an entire new world and make the reader live in it ― Express
About the Author
Stephen King is the author of more than sixty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes If It Bleeds, The Institute, Elevation,The Outsider, Sleeping Beauties (cowritten with his son Owen King), and the Bill Hodges trilogy: End of Watch, Finders Keepers, and Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel and an AT&T Audience Network original television series).
Published: December 2020
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