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Supernatural: Rite of Passage
     

Supernatural: Rite of Passage

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by John Passarella
 

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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

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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 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781781161111
Publisher:
Titan
Publication date:
08/14/2012
Series:
Supernatural (Television Show) Series
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
138,838
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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Supernatural - Rite of Passage 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
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Another great Supernatural novel. This is a must have.
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Openbooksociety_dot_com More than 1 year ago
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. Cont at openbooksociety dot com
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sjledge2 More than 1 year ago
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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janicec678 More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Basically a very long,very exciting episode of the show...really suspenseful and a fantastic read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Emmawinchester More than 1 year ago
Amazing book real page turner. I couldn't put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was because you ordered it to soon So if you want the cover rebuy it
Supernatural_Sue More than 1 year ago
I've read every Supernatural book out and tis one didn't disappoint. Good plot and character development of demon they are fighting.
HuntressReviews More than 1 year ago
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.