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The Talisman

A Novel

This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.


The iconic, “extraordinary” (The Washington Post) collaboration between #1 bestselling author Stephen King and Peter Straub—an epic thriller about a young boy’s quest to save his mother’s life.

Why had twelve-year-old Jack Sawyer’s mother frantically moved the two of them from Rodeo Drive to a New York City apartment to the Alhambra, a fading ocean resort and shuttered amusement park in New Hampshire? Who or what is she running from? She is dying . . . and even young Jack knows she can’t outrun death. But only he can save her—for he has been chosen to search for a prize across an epic landscape of dangers and lies, a realm of innocents and monsters, where everything Jack loves is on the line.

Customer Reviews


This was first published in 1984. The store says it was published in September, 2012, but that date is probably for the electronic version here. Regardless, good book.


This book took me back to my childhood. The fabric of two worlds blurred. Very good read.

A true blend of horrific magic and dark fantasy

First of all, Stephen King is an unbelievable writer whose stories are some of the best of all time. The Talisman was one example of such beautiful, artistic yet gruesome writing. He wrote a huge novel that was packed to the brim with dark creatures, eye watering heroes, and truly malicious villains. The Talisman is a compelling story filled with revolutionary writing. I recommend this book for tweens and teens, 10+. Great Book, Stephen

The Talisman
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  • $10.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Published: Sep 25, 2012
  • Publisher: Pocket Books
  • Print Length: 944 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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