Title: Supernatural: Heart of the Dragon
Author: Keith R.A. DeCandido
# of Pages: 310
Age Group: Teens +
My Rating: 3/5
Review Copy?: No
[Summary from Amazon] 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?
I had this book sitting on my shelf way before I became a Supernatural fan. Then I did not read it until three years after I was no longer a fan. Alas, I now have a review for it.
This story evolves around Albert Chao who was born half Chinese and half Japanese. Since he wasn't full Chinese, he got ridiculed and dismissed growing up in Chinatown. Angry at the people in his life for mistreating him, he summoned a samurai ancestor to get rid of them. The story flips between the past and present where you get to learn more about Sam and Dean's parents and grandparents.
Overall this was a simple read. I put it down for a period of time but since the plot wasn't complex, I didn't forget what happened when I continued reading. This isn't the most exciting read nor is it complete bore. The book was written well enough for you to finish, but you'd probably forget about it soon after. I'd only recommend this if you are a die-hard Supernatural fan and would like to keep track of the story outside of the show.
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