In an announcement that has taken the publishing world by surprise, Fifty Shades of Grey author E L James has revealed a brand new addition to her steamy bestselling book series about S&M fan Christian Grey and his love interest Anastasia Steele.
Whereas the initial trilogy was told through the eyes of Steele, the new book – to be published later this month – is set to follow the story from the viewpoint of a radical Islamic cleric in Saudi Arabia reading the first three books.
“Fifty Shades of Grey is a love story that has enthralled readers in a way that few books have,” said Vintage Books publisher and James’ editor Anne Messite.
“When Erika mentioned to me that she wanted to re-open the story, this time from the viewpoint of a fundamentalist hardliner exploring her X-rated books for the first time, I was incredibly excited for her and for her readers. The book has all the compelling attributes of its predecessors, only with slightly more mentions of fatwas and global jihad, and I can’t wait for fans to experience the work again from a perspective they have long desired.”