Supernatural: Heart of the Dragon

Supernatural: Heart of the Dragon

by Keith R. A. DeCandido

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

When renegade angel Castiel alerts Sam and Dean to a series of particularly brutal killings in San Francisco's Chinatown, they realise 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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848566002
Publisher: Titan
Publication date: 02/16/2010
Series: Supernatural (Television Show) Series
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 123,789
Product dimensions: 4.26(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

Keith R. A. DeCandido is best known for his Star Trek fiction, and has also written tie-in novels for other popular sci-fi and fantasy series, such as Buffy, Doctor Who, Andromeda and Farscape, as well as Spider-Man comic books and videogames (World of Warcraft, Starcraft, Command & Conquer). DeCandido is also a professional musician and is currently a member of the Boogie Knights.

Customer Reviews

Supernatural: Heart of the Dragon 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 161 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just discovered the Supernatural books. I have seen all but the 7th season of the TV shows and love them. This book stayed true to the style of the show and had a great storyline. While reading it I could easily picture the people and hear their voices making this a fun and easy read. Recommend to all Supernatural fans. Now off to find another book in the series to see if it will hold it's own as well.
etsonia More than 1 year ago
Written primarily for fans of the television series Supernatural, it takes the characters to Key West to assist a former acquaintance with a ghost problem. An interesting couple of murderous demons and vengeful Indian spirits quickly complicate what was supposed to be a simple case and things quickly get out of control with Sam and Dean stuck in the middle. This book, like it's predecessors, "Nevermore" (by the same author) and "Witch's Canyon," is an easy read along the lines of a well written fanfic (for those who don't know: stories written about the series by fans of the series - vary greatly in quality). It may also appeal to anyone interested in the supernatural on a superficial level. Descriptions of Key West are pretty much the way I remember from a much less eventful visit years ago. I'd give it a 2-4 rating for fans(depending on how picky they are) and a 3 for any other casual reader with a few free hours to spend.
Russ311 More than 1 year ago
Or perhaps the lack-there-of. If your looking to get your supernatural fix on that way too long, 167 hours wait for the next episode to air, then it might be worth the read. Maybe post season when I've lasted a whole month without seeing a single new episode, maybe then I might actually finish the Bone Key. I could only bare to get through chapter nine when I decided to just gave up. Most of you have noticed that each show has some what of a formula... Something happens to people we don't know and Dean and Sam stumble upon it and kick ass. Well if you want to read this book than embrace yourself, you get to read the beginning of 20 episodes. This author jumps around each chapter when he shouldn't. He and everyone knows that whoever wants to read these books is obviously obsessed with Dean, or maybe Sam. So maybe he should format his story more like the show and show 90% of Dean and Sam and not 60%. Give the people what they want Mr. DeCandido. My biggest pet-peeve with this book, more likely the author, is that he has his special words that make him feel like more of a writer. For example the word "emblazoned" which he uses subtly to describe what is posted on a phone or a t-shirt on three occasions to add a dramatic flare. And the word "lanky" he uses on more than one occasion to describe Sam's figure. Like anyone reading the books needs to have Sam's figure described to them. Sam sat his "lanky" body in the car... Sam walked his "lanky" frame up the stairs. Come on, I wanna slap this frickin guy. All in all this author just irritates me. If I had to bet on the career this man had before he wrote this book, I would bet that he is the same guy that puts in cheesy product placement in movies and television shows. Or maybe he wrote the dialogue for every part Keanu Reeve has had in his career, "Whoa, Excellent". I'm not takin shot a at Keanu, I love his work. Anyway, enough senseless rambling. Read the book if you can stand it. I would be ashamed to collect any revenue off of writing this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book. I am a huge supernatural fan and have seen every single episode. This book delves more into the relationship of the Winchester brothers and describes in more detail of how they operate when hunting. Kripke allows you to get a better connection to the characters more than the 60 min show allows due to time restraints. I also love how the author made a little nod to Lutinent Karren Murphy from The Dresden Files!!!! Hopefully these worlds might cross paths in the future. I absolutely recommend this book. It is a must read for all Supernatural fans and fans of the fantasy/horror/mystery/drama genres..... basically just read it.
Fabiusblues More than 1 year ago
I personally love all of the Supernatural books. The writers have not dissapointed any of their readers so far. If you enjoy this book you may also like the CW TV show Supernatural that is on Thursday nights. Unfortunately the series is coming to an end but I don't think you will be dissapointed picking up from here. It has a fantastic mythology story base line. The books relating to the television series is awsome. It gives you a chance to actually feel what the characters are feeling and thinking. Me personally can relate to the characters better from reading the books too. Unfortunately the only problem is that there are few books published, but the ones that are published I feel you will enjoy.
Alison12 More than 1 year ago
I'm a die hard Supernatural fan and this book was just like I was watching an episode! I do have to say the ending was...well it was just CRAZY, and I mean that in a bad way. The ending doesn't even fit with the book at all. Anyway besides the end it was an awesome book! Sam and Dean's personalities were right on the money, the plot was very good, and there was their brotherly humor in it. This is one of those books that I couldn't put down! I recomend this book to anyone!!
geminiguy70 More than 1 year ago
Huge fan of the show but not this book! The writting is beyond bad!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was GREAT. It stuck to the show and the characters Sam And Dean Winchester. And I can't wait till this author's 2nd Supernatural book: Bone Key!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book i found to be amazingly mysterious. i love the story line and how all the characters were made to be in the story. i felt like i was there with how descriptive the book was. it had just enough mystery behind it to make it good without being unsolvable. i would like to read all the other books in this series just based on this book because it seems very interesting to me. it makes it just like the show and i think that is a great accomplishment. and i reccomend this book to everybody who love the series on tv.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was very well written, and kept entirely in character with what you would see of the boys on the show. I absolutley loved it, and could see everything happening as if it were on the show.
DoomKittieKhan 5 months ago
Automatic loss of a star because Dean's eyes are not blue, damnit. Otherwise, this was a truly fun read that had the same pacing and pull as an early episode of the show. I appreciate DeCandido's 'Historian's Note' at the beginning of the text since it set-up the book within the larger mythos of the show. 'Nevermore' is a "monster of the week" style story and the author does a great job of really getting into the characters. If I keep reading the series novelizations it might help sooth the loss of the show ending.
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I really enjoy the supernatural book never more
vampiregirl76 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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.
Wolf_Lover39 More than 1 year ago
epic great book just finished the book shocking to know who the killer was but it was really good.
mazda502001 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the first of the Supernatural novels and it was an ok read. I will read the others and hope they are a bit better than this one.Back Cover Blurb:Twenty two 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.Sam and Dean have hit New York City to check out a local rocker's haunted house. But before they can figure out why a lovesick banshee in an '80's heavy-metal T-shirt is wailing in the bedroom, a far more macabre crime catches their attention. Not far from the house, two university students were beaten to death by a strange assailant. A murder that's bizarre even by New York City standards, it's the latest in a line of killings that the brothers soon suspect are based on the creepy stories of legendary writer Edgar Allan Poe.Their investigation leads them to the center of one of Poe's horror classics, face-to-face with their most terrifying foe yet. And if Sam and Dean don't rewrite the ending of this chilling tale, a grisly serial killer will end their lives forevermore.
Dalziel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Not the best Supernatural book ever written, which is a shame, but it fills the bill while waiting for the next episode.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read, read all day didn't notice the time
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pretty true to the characters, fun adventure, and a couple of laughs. Nice.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is such a good start. I am already hooked!!
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