Title: Heart of the Dragon
Author: Keith R.A. De Candido
Release Date: February 16, 2010
I received this book from review from Titan Books.
Summary: Twenty-seven years ago, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. In the years after, their father, John, taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the back roads of America... and he taught them how to kill it
When renegade angel Castiel alerts Sam and Dean to a series of particularly brutal killings in San Francisco's Chinatown, they realize the Heart of the Dragon, an ancient evil of unspeakable power, is back! John Winchester faced the terrifying spirit 20 years ago, and the Campbell family fought it 20 years before that - can the boys succeed where their parents and grandparents failed?
Thoughts: The Winchester Brothers have learned that the Heart of the Dragon is back. Two generations of their family have fought and failed to kill this ancient evil. Will the boys succeed or end up repeating history.
I love this show, but I'm way behind in episodes. This is the first time I've read one of the Supernatural novelizations. I did find this story enjoyable. A fast read. Not as exciting as watching the show but still entertaining. Heart of the Dragon has all the elements that we have come to love about the TV show... mystery, danger and of course the paranormal factor. I loved that the book went back and forth between the present and the past. The only thing I missed was the visuals of the Winchester Brothers themselves.
**The 2009 portions of this novel take place shortly after the episode Changing Channels, during the fifth season.
Score: 3 Stars
Author Website: http://www.sff.net/people/krad/
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