Stephenie Meyer’s long-awaited prequel to her massively profitable human-vampire love story sequence, Twilight is releasing on August 4, the writer introduced on her web site (www.stepheniemeyer.com). Titled The Midnight Solar, this story is narrated from vampire Edward Cullen’s perspective. The prequel will chronicle Cullen’s previous and the time he first meets Bella Swan, his human highschool classmate who later turns into his spouse. The sooner installments have been informed from Bella’s perspective.
Meyer had saved her followers in suspense all weekend with a countdown clock on her website that promised a significant announcement. The positioning quickly crashed Monday morning, however the guide was additionally introduced by Meyer’s writer, Little, Brown Books for Younger Readers.
“It feels unusual to be making this announcement when the world is struggling via a pandemic, and nobody actually is aware of what’s subsequent. I believed severely about delaying this announcement till issues had been again to regular; nonetheless, that felt flawed, contemplating how lengthy those that are longing for this guide have already waited,” Meyer mentioned in a press release.
“I understand how a lot I personally want distractions proper now, how a lot I would like one thing to stay up for and most of all, how a lot I would like extra books to learn. So, I hope this guide offers my readers slightly pleasure to anticipate and after it arrives, an opportunity to stay in an imaginary world for some time.”
Meyer had deserted The Midnight Solar again in 2008 when the primary 12 chapters had been leaked on-line. The sooner installments of the Twilight books bought greater than 100 million copies and had been additionally tailored right into a blockbuster movie sequence starring Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart as Edward and Bella respectively.
On ABC’s Good Morning America present, Meyer mentioned she hoped the guide could be a welcome distraction from the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.
“It’s a loopy time proper now, and I wasn’t positive if this was the precise time to place this guide out, however a few of you’ve gotten been ready for simply so, so lengthy. It didn’t appear honest to make you wait anymore.”
— with inputs from Reuters and AP