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This Monday, May 4 was a big day for Twilight fans . The creator of the cult literary (and cinematographic) series, Stephenie Meyer, has indeed announced the release of a new book in the saga, Midnight Sun , 12 years after abandoning the manuscript.

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- Good Morning America (@GMA) May 4, 2020

"I am very excited to finally be able to announce the release of Midnight Sun on August 4. It's a bit crazy and I wasn't sure if this was the right time to release this book, but some of you have been waiting so long that it didn't seem right to keep you waiting again, explained the author in a message recorded and broadcast by Good Morning America.

Aficionados of the franchise know that Stephenie Meyer would make an announcement, but they had probably abandoned the idea of one day get their hands on Midnight Sun .

Long process

This book is indeed the Arlesian of the Twilight saga . In 2008, an unfinished manuscript had leaked on the Internet, angering the author, who had decided to never publish the work, explaining at the time that if she had to write it in her mental state of l At the time, she would have killed all the Cullens (the "nice" vampires in history).

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This new book is in a way a prequel to the saga. It will tell the romance and adventures of Edward Cullen (the romantic vampire portrayed on screen by Robert Pattinson) and Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart at the movies) from Edward's point of view. We will therefore know more about the past of this complex character.

The Twilight saga has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide, and has been adapted into a series of successful films.


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