A spectacular father/son collaboration like no other, Stephen King and Owen King tell the highest of high stakes stories: what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men?
In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place...
The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Evie a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be slain?
Set in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women's prison, Sleeping Beauties is a wildly provocative, gloriously absorbing father/son collaboration between Stephen King and Owen King.
There is plenty of Kingian horrific, almost apocalyptic, violence, larded with the supernatural and his usual easy command of character and dialogue. Seven-hundred fat pages of King heaven - and hell. - West AustralianSleeping Beauties
is an intriguing spin on the Grimm fairytale, ably balancing the supernatural, religion and gender politics. - Science Fiction Commentary
A SPECTACULAR father/son collaboration like no other - Mildura Midweek
The identifiable everyday and the supernatural are fully meshed in SLEEPING BEAUTIES and it's a testament to the writers skill that soon we don't question when the otherworldly inclusions appear. - Murder & Mayhem Book Club
While this book contains a fascinating plot device and an imaginative examination of how the world would react to it, at its heart it is an intriguing examination of the relationship between genders. Thought provoking and intense, this is one of the must-reads of 2017. - Canberra Weekly