Stephen King announces a new novel to spawn new nightmares

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Feb 13, 2014, 1:41 PM EST

Stephen King has heard your cries and is ready to creep us out again. The legendary author has announced his latest novel with a full plot description. It's called Revival and, from what we understand, it's filled with suspense. In other words, it will fit right in with the rest of King's titles.

Here's the official plot synopsis.

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.

There's nothing better than a story rooted in loss, desperation and mysterious circumstances. That's classic Stephen King. Revival will be published Nov. 11 by Scribner and Hodder & Stoughton. Meanwhile, Mr. Mercedes hits stores this summer on June 3.

Will you be picking up a copy?