The cover shows a downward spiral brick staiway leading to the underworld. To me this looks like a one eye with the bricks forming serpent scales around the fire eye, especially looking at it from a distance imo.
King’s latest novel is “an epic tale that follows a 17-year old boy who inherits the keys to a terrifying world where good and evil are at war. The stakes could not be higher, for that world and ours, as he journeys into the mythic roots of human storytelling.”
King recently said of the inspiration behind the novel, “I saw a vast deserted city—deserted but alive. I saw the empty streets, the haunted buildings, a gargoyle head lying overturned in the street. I saw smashed statues (of what I didn’t know, but I eventually found out). I saw a huge, sprawling palace with glass towers so high their tips pierced the clouds. I saw a magic sundial that could turn back time. Those images released the story I wanted to tell.”
Also, there is a movie in the works from the CIA mind control franchise ‘Jason Bourne’ director Paul Greengrass.