Gwendy’s Magic Feather

Something evil has swept into the small western Maine town of Castle Rock on the heels of the latest winter storm. Sheriff Norris Ridgewick and his team are desperately searching for two missing girls, but time is running out to bring them home alive.

In Washington D.C., thirty-seven-year-old Gwendy Peterson couldn’t be more different from the self-conscious teenaged girl who once spent a summer running up Castle Rock’s Suicide Stairs. That same summer, she was entrusted—or some might say cursed—with the extraordinary button box by Richard Farris, the mysterious stranger in the black suit. The seductive and powerful box offered Gwendy small gifts in exchange for its care and feeding until Farris eventually returned, promising Gwendy she’d never see the box again.

One day, though, the button box shows up without warning—and without Richard Farris to explain why, or what she’s supposed to do with it. The mysterious reappearance of the box, along with the troubling disappearances in Castle Rock, leads Gwendy home again…where she just might be able to help rescue the missing girls and stop a madman before he does something ghastly.

From New York Times bestseller Richard Chizmar comes Gwendy’s Magic Feather, a breathtaking novel that asks whether our lives are controlled by fate or the choices we make—and what price we might have to pay for those choices when we reach for the things we most desire. Prepare to return again to Stephen King’s Castle Rock, the sleepy little town built on a bedrock of deep, dark secrets, which is about to awaken from its quiet slumber once more.

Foreword by Stephen King

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Artist: Ben Baldwin (cover) & Keith Minnion (interiors)
Published by: Cemetery Dance Publications
Publication Date: November 19, 2019

Praise & Reviews

“Chizmar returns to Castle Rock, Maine, after the 2017 novella Gwendy’s Button Box, co-written with Stephen King, in this appealing chiller… Short, punchy chapters keep the pages turning… the charming protagonist and thrill of temptation will enthrall fans and new readers alike.”—Publishers Weekly

“With the exception of Joe Hill, I don’t know of any other writer who could pull off the magic trick of bringing Castle Rock to life as Chizmar has done with Gwendy’s Magic Feather.”Horror Drive-In (read the whole review)

“Gwendy felt like someone fantastical out of a fairy tale, and her life, something magical. Much like the book itself.”Biff Bam Pop! (read the whole review)

“Stephen King might not be the one telling the tale this time around, but the heart and soul of his characters and locations are still very much there on paper. Richard Chizmar is given the chance to spin his own story with Gwendy’s Magic Feather using his unique style and the results are fantastic.”—In Poor Taste (read the whole review)

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