Heart of the Dragon - Supernatural, Bk 4 Author:Keith R. A. DeCandido When renegade angel Castiel alerts Sam and Dean to a series of particularly brutal killings is San Francisco's Chinatown, they realize the Heart of the Dragon is back. John Winchester faced the terrifying spirit 20 years ago, and the Campbell family fought it 40 years ago -- can the boys succeed where their parents and grandparents failed?
A quick, decent read. Only about one-third of the book takes place in "modern day" 2009 with the Winchester brothers. The remaining parts show how the last 2 generations of hunters dealt with the Heart of the Dragon.
I'm sure some people won't like that the brothers aren't in the book a whole lot. But I really liked getting to see more of Sam, Deanna and Mary hunting together as a family and seeing John in some solo action too.
It ties into the (as of the release) current Apocalypse story line on TV but otherwise there's something about it that doesn't feel right. The antagonist doesn't seem worthy of the story. Almost like it's not quite Supernatural...and that may be because Sam and Dean aren't in it very much.
The plot is really interesting. The writing in a few places is kind of forced, but overall the quality of this book based on the TV show is not bad. This is the same author of the first and third books in the series, so he's obviously doing something right if he's been asked to continue writing these books. He has a good sense of humor and seems to really understand the Winchester family. Definitely worth the read if you're a fan of the show Supernatural.