Odd Thomas: You Are Destined to Be Together Forever (Short Story)

Odd Thomas: You Are Destined to Be Together Forever (Short Story)

by Dean Koontz

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Overview

The singular journey of Odd Thomas is approaching its unforgettable conclusion in Saint Odd. But before Odd’s destiny is revealed, this exclusive eBook short story looks back—way back—to where it all began for Odd Thomas and Stormy Llewellyn, two souls who are destined to be together forever.
 
Amid the dizzying rides, tantalizing games of chance, and fanciful attractions of a state fair, two teenage sweethearts on the cusp of life and love’s pleasures find their way to a shadowy carnival tent brimming with curiosities. There, from the bizarre and enthralling Gypsy Mummy, a mechanized merchant of dreams and prognosticator of tomorrows, the young couple learns what fate promises for them. But fate, for Odd Thomas and Stormy Llewellyn, is something altogether different: full of dark corners, sharp edges, and things no seer or soothsayer could ever anticipate.
 
And for Odd Thomas, a gallant fry cook from a sleepy California desert town, the future beckons—to listen to unquiet spirits, pursue unsettling mysteries, and learn shocking truths . . . for a purpose far greater than himself.
 
Acclaim for Dean Koontz and his Odd Thomas novels
 
“This is Koontz working at his pinnacle, providing terrific entertainment that deals seriously with some of the deepest themes of human existence: the nature of evil, the grip of fate and the power of love.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)
 
“The nice young fry cook with the occult powers is Koontz’s most likable creation . . . candid, upright, amusing and sometimes withering.”—The New York Times
 
“One would be hard-pressed to find a more satisfying read. . . . Not since Watchers has Dean Koontz created such an endearing and enduring character as Odd Thomas. . . . A superb story from one of our contemporary masters.”San Antonio Express-News
 
“An inventive . . . mix of suspense, whimsy and uplift.”The Washington Post
 
“Heartfelt and provocative . . . a wonderfully rich and entertaining story.”—Chicago Sun-Times
 
“Suspense, tension, and surprising plot twists . . . Characters and the search for meaning, exquisitely crafted, are the soul of his work. . . . One of the master storytellers of this or any age.”The Tampa Tribune

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804180931
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/09/2014
Series: Odd Thomas Series
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 30
Sales rank: 58,389
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Dean Koontz, the author of many #1 New York Times bestsellers, lives in Southern California with his wife, Gerda, their golden retriever, Elsa, and the enduring spirit of their goldens, Trixie and Anna.

Hometown:

Newport Beach, California

Date of Birth:

July 9, 1945

Place of Birth:

Everett, Pennsylvania

Education:

B.S. (major in English), Shippensburg University, 1966

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Odd Thomas: You Are Destined to Be Together Forever (Short Story) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This Odd Thomas book only has 35 pages. Because of content and length, I think it should have been free. I paid $1.99 for this short. In the summer of 2015, the last Odd Thomas will be published. I feel as if a friend just told me they were moving away, never to return and leaving no forwarding address. Compared to the other books, this was not one of the better ones. I have a feeling Odd Thomas got it wrong and the cleavered ghosr was very angry about Odd's mistake. I bet this storyline is picked up in the next book. Now I am going to fix and eat a peanut butter, banana fried sandwhich and listen to Love Me Tender, I am going to contemplate on this because, I think there is more to this tale then meets the eye. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can honestly say that I will never tire of this series. Odd and Stormy are destined to be together , and this book seals the deal ?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love odd Thomas books good story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this story even though it was extremely short because it reminded me of how Odd Thomas was at the beginning. The last few Odd Thomas books were different and his character was changed and not for the better I think. This is a nice short peak at how things used to be and it made me want more of this story rather than the out of place unanswered questions that have been in the books lately.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this short story but was hoping for more of a background on how they met and started falling in love. Though even before reading this story when I see a electric fortune telling gypsy and such I think of Koontz and his character. I`ve read every book in the series and preordered the last one and am extreemely interested in how Koontz will end the series. Should be good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Engaging little short story by a master storyteller.
cloggiedownunder More than 1 year ago
You Are Destined To Be Together Forever is a prequel to the Odd Thomas series by American author, Dean Koontz. It introduces sixteen-year-old Odd Thomas, high school student and fry cook at Pico Mundo Grill, and Stormy Llewellyn, whom he is proud and pleased to call “his girl”. Mention is made of his best friend, P. Oswald Boone, his boss Terri Stambaugh, and his friend, Police Chief Wyatt Porter. And of Odd’s unique gift/curse: the ability to see dead people. On his night off, Odd has borrowed Terri’s car and is taking his girl to the Carnival where Stormy is looking forward to snow cones with orange syrup. But Stormy will have to be patient, because an uninvited hitchhiker of the spiritual variety means they need to go save a life first. A short story with perhaps not quite as many twists as might be expected, but still likely to cultivate an interest in readers new to this seven book series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are a fan of Dean Koontz and his Odd Thomas series then this is a must read. The familiarity of th characters and the cadence of Koont's writing is so comfortable, it is like catching up on old times with a friend. Brief, but good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We love the Odd Thomas series. It was great to see more of Stormy. Am waiting for the last one with mixed feelings because we dont want them to end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read and loved all the Odd Thomas stories! They were fantastic! Glad to add the short story to my repertoire...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Definitley worth a read. An unusual guy with premonitions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is becoming THE BEST series of books I have ever read! I don't want it to end, but sadly onto Saint Odd!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Odd Thomas. Quirky, funny an all around good time. The lingering dead never looked so good.
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Sum1z More than 1 year ago
I would definitely read this as a part of the series. I am enjoying this set.
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One of my favorite book series. Now to read it's finale. So sad to see the end of a great but odd series.
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Like looking into the window while passing by a house on your street. You know the people who live there, but see them in a new light. This story is short, but very sweet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I always want these extra short stories to b longer but for a dollar if a good addition to the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all of the Odd Thomas books. This one puts you in line with what has happened throughout these books. Rather upset that Dean Koontz is ending this series. Really enjoyed reading this series.