Once again, E L James is letting Christian Grey speak for himself. Vintage Books announced on Tuesday that the next Fifty Shades novel, Darker: Fifty Shades Darker as Told by Christian will come out Nov 28. Grey, published in 2015, also was told from Christian’s point of view.
James said in a statement that the new book would give readers a “darker and more haunted” take on Christian. James’ original Fifty Shades trilogy, the sexually graphic saga of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, has sold millions of copies.
“The inside of Christian Grey’s head is a fascinating place to be. In Grey, we got the first glimpse of what makes Christian tick, but in Darker we go deeper, into his most painful memories and the encounters that made him the damaged, demanding man Ana falls in love with. Writing this novel has been a journey of discovery, and I hope readers will find what I’ve learned as compelling as I did. Finally, it’s always a joy to work with the great team at Vintage,” James said in a statement as reported by EW.com.
The Fifty Shades trilogy — whose first novel Fifty Shades of Grey was published in 2011 — has sold more than 150 million copies and has two film adaptations, with a third one due for release next year. Darker will be published in the US, Canada and the UK and will have a Spanish-language version as well.