Dark Advent has a cover that belongs on a totally different book. What book that is I don't know for sure. Perhaps one that is a great deal cheesier, but I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This is my second run through the book and so far Dark Advent is much closer to the story line of The Stand then Swan Song is. I'm about a quarter finished and the grade school children wading in the cave of demonic lava has yet to materialize. I'm still holding out hope for the red faced demon on the front however. A couple characters are contenders.
I scanned the inside so others might revel in the glory, but the in-law's dial- up is not doing it. I had always suspected it and now I'm sure: dial-up does indeed suck. I'll post it a bit later. It is quite the sight to behold.
This book is very close to The Stand. I loved The Stand and as I mentioned before I lost count of the number of times I have read it. But I cannot be the only person who wonders what Flagg was doing all the time. I know I always wondered what sort of evil shenanigans he was up to. Him and all his friends. The answer lays within the covers of Dark Advent. A school kid revenge by dragging. Random rape and murder is what they would've been up to if Mr. King hadn't pulled the punch. A Flagg-centric version of The Stand would be pretty sweet, Dark Advent will have to do for now though. I hope even greater horrors are awaiting me. I read it so long ago I don't remember what exactly is in store.
*update* Here's the inside cover. Brian Hodge credits it with higher book sales. I bet he's right.