The story is not quite as tied up as we thought it was, with Fifty Shades of Grey author E L James announcing a new book in the blockbuster series.
“The wait is almost over! For the readers who wanted to read Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy from Christian Grey’s POV — on June 18 (Christian Grey’s birthday) the book GREY: Fifty Shades of Grey told by Christian Grey will be released!,” the author wrote.
Fans of the series have happily embraced the news that a fourth novel in the British author’s multimillion-selling Fifty Shades of Grey erotic series will be released by Vintage Books.
In a statement issued through Vintage, a paperback imprint of Penguin Random House, James said she was dedicating the new book to readers who had “asked … and asked … and asked … asked” for a novel narrated by Christian.
“Christian is a complex character and readers have always been fascinated by his desires and motivations, and his troubled past,” she said. “Also, as anyone who has ever been in a relationship knows, there are two sides to every story.”
What began as fan fiction inspired by the Twilight novels, the Fifty Shades trilogy has sold more than 125 million copies since coming out in 2011. The first Fifty Shades movie came out earlier this year and grossed more than $500 million worldwide.