Review: Supernatural – Heart of the Dragon

I’ve been a big Supernatural fan since about season 3. I remember when the show premiered, and I thought it was interesting enough. I never thought it would take off, only because shows like that never do. So I forgot about it. A couple of seasons later, sure enough, Supernatural is doing great and well. If you’re not sure what Supernatural is, here’s a short recap.

Supernatural is about two brothers who have grown up with the tragedy of losing their mother at a young age. Dean was a young kid and Sam was still a baby. It’s not enough that their mom had died when they were young, but their father finds out his wife was killed by a demon. Specifically, a yellow-eyed demon. Supernatural follows the “hunting” adventures of the Winchester brothers as they search for the demon who killed their mother and find their missing father.

The world of Supernatural is exactly the world that I would envision as a classic “urban fantasy” setting. This is a world where monsters exist. Vampires, werewolves, and zombies are only a small part of the world of Supernatural. The Winchesters, in their search for the yellow-eyed demon, end up becoming “hunters”; a small group of people who know what goes bump in the night, find them, and kill them.

That being said, the story of the Heart of the Dragon is about an ancient demon who trapped the soul of a Samurai and made it so his ancestors can call him up from the dead to do their bidding. Saying more about the story would probably reveal spoilers for those who haven’t read the book. Needless to say, after some mysterious deaths, the Winchester brothers are called to investigate. This book stays in the spirit of the TV show. The characters are exactly as they are in the TV show, and you won’t be disappointed. I really liked the story. I’d recommend it for any fan of Supernatural.

As the author suggests, be sure to listen to some great tunes while reading the book. I personally recommend to at least listen to AC/DC and Blue Oyster Cult myself. There are plenty of songs to listen to, but nothing beats the classic Rock and Roll of the 70′s.

I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars.

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