The king is dead, murdered by a strange and horrible poison. The land of Delain is in mourning. apart from the unscrupulous, greedy, plotting magician Flagg. Soon the king's oldest son Peter is imprisoned at the top of a high tower, the Needle, for his father's murder, while his younger brother Thomas inherits the throne.
Only Peter knows the truth of his own innocence and the truth of the evil that is Flagg. And only Peter can save Delain from the horror Flagg has in store. He has a plan, but it is dangerous and desperate and if he fails there will be no second chance. For all the while, Flagg's words echo in his mind: 'I'll carry your head on my saddle-bag horn for a thousand years. Here I come, Peter! Coming for your head!
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About the Author
Stephen King was born on September 21, 1947, in Portland, Maine. He is a very popular author of horror fiction. In his works, he blends elements of the traditional gothic tale with those of the modern psychological thriller, detective, and science fiction stories. He received the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters in 2003 and the National Medal of Arts in 2015. He lives with his wife, the novelist Tabitha King, in Bangor, Maine.