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Gwendy’s Final Task (written with Stephen King)

When Gwendy Peterson was twelve, a mysterious stranger named Richard Farris gave her a mysterious box for safekeeping. It offered treats and vintage coins, but it was dangerous. Pushing any of its seven colored buttons promised death and destruction.

Years later, the button box entered Gwendy’s life again. A successful novelist and a rising political star, she was once again forced to deal with the temptation that box represented.

Now, evil forces seek to possess the button box and it is up to Senator Gwendy Peterson to keep it from them. At all costs. But where can you hide something from such powerful entities?

In Gwendy’s Final Task, “horror giants” (Publishers Weekly) Stephen King and Richard Chizmar take us on a journey from Castle Rock to another famous cursed Maine city to the MF-1 space station, where Gwendy must execute a secret mission to save the world. And, maybe, all worlds.

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Artist: Ben Baldwin (cover) & Keith Minnion (interiors)
Published by: Cemetery Dance Publications
Publication Date: February 2, 2022

Praise & Reviews

“Like its predecessors, Gwendy’s Final Task is both a seamless act of collaboration and a deeply felt reflection on the perilous state of our fractured modern world.” — The Washington Post

“The writing is sharp, the action moves fast and the narration by Marin Ireland is excellent, as always.” — The Audiobook Blog

“This reviewer struggles to find the words to bring justice to how absolutely incredible and powerful this book was.” — Grimoire of Horror

“King and Chizmar took us on one heck of a ride….literally. We are traveling to a space station. So strap in, it’s a hell of a ride.” — Book Library

Gwendy’s Final Task offers a fitting ending to this off-beat offering. Over the course of three books, Gwendy emerges as one of King’s most likable heroines – soft-spoken but not a pushover, strong enough to face extraordinary circumstances with grace and strength.” — Portland Press Herald

“[T]he suspense meter is high, the horrors of earth and space run rampant, and the ending to Gwendy’s Final Task will leave you floored.” — The Forgotten Fiction

“This whole series is just great and highly recommended.” — SFFWorld

“King and Chizmar perfectly amalgamate fiction with non-fiction to create an exhilarating ride that will appeal to readers of all ages.” — DAWN

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