Christian Grey to tell his side of the story in new Fifty Shades book
There are two sides to every story - and now EL James' readers will get to see Christian Grey's perspective on his raunchy affair, after the author said her fans were begging for it.
The S&M-loving character, who had women flocking to the library, and then to the cinema, is making an unusual comeback this month.
Billionaire Grey is to be the star of another novel in the popular Fifty Shades of Grey series, penned by EL James. But the new book will be a familiar story to fans, as Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian, takes a different look at the so-called mummy porn that caused hot flushes across the globe.
Holywood man Jamie Dornan starred as the mysterious heart-throb Grey, with Dakota Johnson appearing opposite him as Ana in the movie adaptation that broke box office records when it was released this year.
In the original novels, the encounters with Mr Grey are told from Anastasia Steele's meek point of view. Readers get a glimpse of the complicated billionaire through Ana's eyes as the couple fall in love.
The trilogy has sold more than 125 million copies, making it one of the most successful publications in history, and EL James will be hoping to top the bestseller list once again. She said: "This book is dedicated to those readers who asked… and asked… and asked… and asked for this.
"Christian is a complex character and readers have always been fascinated by his desires and motivations, and his troubled past.
"Also, as anyone who has ever been in a relationship knows, there are two sides to every story."
Dornan and Johnson are poised to reprise their roles in the film's sequel, due out in February 2017.
The screenplay for Fifty Shades Darker is being written by EL James' Northern Irish husband, Niall Leonard, but the hunt is still on for a director after Sam Taylor-Johnson revealed she would not be returning.