Supernatural: Rite of Passage

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Thirty years ago, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a demonic supernatural force. Following the tragedy, their father taught the boys everything about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners of America... and how to kill it.

Laurel Hill, New Jersey is beginning to look like one of the unluckiest places on Earth when a series of mishaps hit the town. But Sam and Dean suspect it’s more than just bad luck. Along with Bobby Singer, the brothers soon realize ...

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Overview

Thirty years ago, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a demonic supernatural force. Following the tragedy, their father taught the boys everything about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners of America... and how to kill it.

Laurel Hill, New Jersey is beginning to look like one of the unluckiest places on Earth when a series of mishaps hit the town. But Sam and Dean suspect it’s more than just bad luck. Along with Bobby Singer, the brothers soon realize that a powerful Japanese demon is encouraging the chaos. But the demon has bigger plans and they are going to need to make their own luck to stop it.

A Supernatural novel that reveals a previously unseen adventure for the Winchester brothers, from the hit TV series!

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"Supernatural: Rite of Passage by John Passarella is a must-have for any Supernatural fan.  With its twists, turns, monstrosities and everything Supernatural, which makes the show, you’ll be able to curb your cravings in between seasons easily by reading this book." – Killer Aphrodite
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781781161111
  • Publisher: Titan
  • Publication date: 8/14/2012
  • Series: Supernatural (Television Show) Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 136,339
  • Product dimensions: 4.30 (w) x 7.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

John Passarella is the Bram Stoker Award-Winning author of WitherWither’s RainWither’s LegacyKindred SpiritShimmerBuffy the Vampire Slayer: Ghoul TroubleAngel: Avatar and Angel: Monolith. He owns AuthorPromo.com, a web design company with New York Times bestselling clients, and resides in New Jersey. Night Terror was his first Supernatural novel.

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  • Posted October 21, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    A 'Grown-Up' version of the TV Show!

    Brought to you by OBS reviewer Sammy

    I received this book to read for an honest review and since I am a fan of the show I thought it would be interesting. However, I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this book, after all it is difficult to compete with the eye candy on the show. John Passarella did a wonderful job of staying true to the characters, including the humorous brotherly banter between Sam and Dean, that I have come to expect. Every chapter was exciting with lots of action and fabulous descriptions of the Harpies, Tora, the kids , the “accidents”, with compelling insights into what the characters feel/think.

    The story begins with Tora, and his ability to make accidents happen with shades of Final Destiny but the author has such a wonderful way of writing that it continued to hold my interest throughout the book. All the tiny details of what needed to happen to make the accidents occur were clear and made it more suspenseful and gruesome. Excellent! After, the first surprise of truly scary horror the book then moves on to classic Sam, Dean and Bobby hunting and killing three Harpies, but again with an added level of horror that the show doesn’t/can’t depict.

    One of the things that I found interesting (in a great way) was how the author kept things separate, Tora, Dean and Sam, Bobby and McCleary, the students and their lives. It helped to focus on each of the characters; their personalities helping the reader to see more of their individual thoughts and who they were. In the show you always see the “bad guy” but don’t get a real feel of where they are at except that they are evil, wanting to cause destruction and death. That we got to see with Tora working on his skills really added to how he was. Also, how he cared for his children, yet still they weren’t safe from him when he was displeased with them. I found him to be an interesting character that wasn’t the usual one dimensional bad guy.

    As the story moves along the characters start getting more intertwined and we get a chance to see how they start fitting together. The author has paced this perfectly adding to the twists and turns without giving away to much to soon.

    I was thrilled that the author continued in the same fashion as on the show with the old school references. “Steed”, “Dust in the Wind”. I had to actually look one up; Mr. Chapeau. A couple of things came up and they both fit. I also, checked out Oni and there was some interesting history that for me added to the character, Tora.

    One of my favorite characters was Sumiko (love her name), she was a very bright young women, with goals and a sweet personality. When Ryan broke her monitor, she very firmly told him to leave and that his behavior was unacceptable. After some thinking on her part, she took apart all the things going on with her and Ryan, she made a mature decision and went to talk to him. Ryan clearly was a sweetheart and didn’t want to involve her in what was going on with him. I felt for him because he must have been very scared and continued to get more and more unsure of himself as time went on. The two other boys, while having difficult lives, were not as engaging as Ryan, so there wasn’t the same feeling of compassion for them as they changed.

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    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2012

    Yes it is

    It was because you ordered it to soon
    So if you want the cover rebuy it

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2013

    Great book

    Another great Supernatural novel. This is a must have.

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  • Posted September 14, 2012

    Highly Recommended-you must check it out!

    This is the second supernatural book I have read by John Passarella. This one is just as good as the first one. I will be reading more of his books.

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  • Posted September 7, 2012

    John Passarella has done it again with another great Supernatura

    John Passarella has done it again with another great Supernatural novel (His first being the awesome Night Terror!) This one ups the level of death and destruction to feature-film levels with a fascinating "bad guy" named Tora who is, of course, seemingly invincible, leaving the readers wondering how the guys are ever gonna manage to take him down. John is actually a big fan of the show, and it shows! His portrayal of the main characters are totally spot-on and true to the show, and the secondary characters are interesting and likeable. Plenty of big action sequences and we really get a chance to watch the evolution of a new generation of evil, which was fascinating (And which also, of course, needs to be nipped in the bud.) Overall it was a fun, if deadly, romp through the world of the Winchesters!

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  • Posted September 7, 2012

    Good read

    I've read every Supernatural book out and tis one didn't disappoint. Good plot and character development of demon they are fighting.

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  • Posted August 29, 2012

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    Sam and Dean Winchester consider Bobby to be their honorary uncl

    Sam and Dean Winchester consider Bobby to be their honorary uncle. After
    dealing with some harpies, the trio travel to Laurel Hill, New Jersey.
    On the surface, the small town seems to be having a horrible run of bad
    luck. In truth, the unfortunate town has been infiltrated by an
    invincible creature that specializes in orchestrating bad accidents and
    causing the spread of diseases. Sam still has a daily struggle to
    maintain a vise-like grip on his sanity. Occasionally Sam has trouble
    distinguishing between what is reality and what is “Lucifer-vision”.
    Dean does all he can to help his brother cope. Often Sam will squeeze
    the scar on his left hand, prompting real-world pain to push reality
    back to the surface of his mind. But Dean worries that someday he may
    lose his brother to madness. In addition to his problem, the Winchester
    brothers recently had a couple of dark doppelgangers created of them by
    the Leviathan. These doppelgangers had gone on a cross-country killing
    spree. Sam and Dean must continually keep looking over their shoulders
    in case somebody made them as the infamous serial killers. Therefore,
    Bobby uses his Fed disguise to work with the local police, while the
    brothers go undercover as insurance claim adjusters so that they may
    talk to witnesses of all the bad accidents and deaths. Sumiko Jones is
    known in school as the Lion Truth Blogger. The teen is intelligent and
    extremely observant. She uses these talents to blog school happenings
    that most fail to notice. Her boyfriend is Ryan Bramble. Ryan has been
    having trouble with his grades this year. Sumiko is helping by tutoring
    Ryan; yet Ryan feels that it is a worthless endeavor. It does not help
    that Ryan has been suffering lately from horrible migraines. If the
    tension headaches are not enough, Ryan is beginning to experience insane
    rages. He has no idea what is happening to him. The answer is far worse
    than he could ever imagine. As the chain of misfortunes escalates,
    Sumiko expands her blog to include all the recent supernatural events in
    Laurel Hill. Eventually her blog investigation catches the eyes of Sam
    and Dean. ***** FIVE STARS! This novel is a media tie-in to the hit
    CW series “Supernatural”. This is an original story and has never been
    seen on television. You do not have to be a fan of the series in order
    to fully enjoy this adventure; however, for those of you who do keep up
    with the television show, this tale takes place during season seven,
    between “Time for a Wedding!” and “How to Win Friends and Influence
    Monsters”. Author John Passarella is well known for writing some dark,
    twisted, and creepy stories. I have often wondered about this author’s
    mental stability. That possible imbalance is probably what gives each of
    his stories their surreal aura. Whatever talent, dark imagination, or
    paranormal ability this author has, he definitely used it in spades for
    writing this adventure. I ended up reading the entire book in a single
    sitting. (Thank heavens I was on vacation and did not mind losing so
    much sleep!) Unforgettable! ***** Reviewed by Detra Fitch of Huntress Reviews.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2012

    Highly recommend to any and all fans!

    Basically a very long,very exciting episode of the show...really suspenseful and a fantastic read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2012

    Wonderful

    This is a great book. The action keeps on moving with each turn of a page. If you are a fan of the Supernatural show, you will want to read this book as soon as you can.

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  • Posted August 13, 2012

    You have to get it!

    Amazing book real page turner. I couldn't put it down!

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