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Supernatural: Night Terror [Kindle Edition]

John Passarella
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Book Description

Alerted to strange happenings in Clayton Falls, Colorado, Bobby sends the boys to check it out. A speeding car with no driver, a homeless man pursued by a massive Gila monster, a little boy chased by uprooted trees — it all sounds like the stuff of nightmares. The boys fight to survive a series of terrifying nighttimes, realizing that sometimes the nightmares don’t go away — even when you’re awake...

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

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About the Author

John Passarella is a horror and supernatural author. The co-authored Wither was his first novel., and it won the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel and Columbia Pictures purchased film rights. He has written two sequels to Wither, plus several Buffy and Angel tie-ins.

Product Details

  • File Size: 425 KB
  • Print Length: 353 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 085768101X
  • Publisher: Titan Books; Original edition (September 13, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004LROV0I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #73,724 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BEST Supernatural Tie-in So Far! September 21, 2011
By Kelios
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I'll be honest, although I love Supernatural, until now the tie-in novels have left me cold. Poor characterizations, ridiculous plots and awful secondary characters have pretty much ruined them for me. That all came to an end with John Passarella's Night Terrors.

Night Terrors starts off with a bang-we're dropped right into the action and it never slows down. From giant tarantulas to Nazi zombies to killer trees, Sam and Dean are literally up against the stuff of nightmares. And gruesome ones at that--trust me, the tarantula scene is exceptionally graphic. The MOTW is interesting and one not often seen, which makes it fun trying to guess what it could be. I especially like that the hunt fits in easily with the show's timeline--no glaring canon errors, or events so big that they should have impacted the series.

The best part of the novel, tho, is that Mr. Passarella knows his stuff when it comes to Supernatural. He is a longtime fan of the show and it shows clearly in his characterizations of Sam and Dean and in their interactions with each other and everyone around them. He works in references to recent events in the show such as Sam's return from Hell and his fear of returning to Soulless!Sam as well as Dean's tendency to repress, repress, repress--little things that make the characters recognizable and believable and that have been sorely lacking until now.

Night Terrors by John Passarella is by far the best Supernatural novel I've read. I highly recommend it to any and all fans of the show and I hope that we see more from Mr. Passarella in the future!
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Two thumbs way up! September 18, 2011
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
It's about time there's a Supernatural paperback tie-in novel worth reading. If you haven't yet bought Night Terror, DO IT NOW.

Before reading Night Terror, I read an interview with the author, and I knew just from this that the book was going to be good. Why? Because John is actually a fan of Supernatural. He's been a fan since the pilot episode. So he KNOWS these characters. Unlike 95% of the previous tie-in authors who probably watched one episode, tops, John knows the entire world of Supernatural and cares about Sam and Dean. And it shows in every single page of this book.

Thankfully the story takes place between Frontierland and Mommy Dearest, so Sam has his soul back, which was a big plus for me. The main plot of the novel is that in a town in Colorado, people's nightmares are literally coming to life - from natural disasters to wild animals to zombies - and killing people. And it's up to Sam and Dean to figure out what's causing it and stop it. And the boys are not immune, either, both of them experiencing their own nightmares. While at first Dean's "nightmare" is amusing, his second is very much the opposite. And Sam's centers around the other half of himself, Soulless Sam, which comes to life and turns deadly for Dean.

There's just so much to love about this novel. It had such a classic season one/season two vibe to it - the boys ride into town, kill the monster and ride off into the sunset. The dialogue is spot on, I could hear Sam and Dean's voices in my head as I read. I just love the way John wrote the brother's relationship. Like I said, he knows these characters. The urban legend was very interesting and how it spiraled out of control in this town.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best novel for Supernatural TV show so far November 27, 2011
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Finally someone gets it! This is the best tie-in novel for the Supernatural series that I've ever read. Amazingly, this writer has delved into the aftermath of Soulless Sam, more than the show ever has, and I loved it- all the while wishing this author could write for the show, too!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic force twenty-nine years ago. In the years after, their father 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.

When Bobby is alerted to some strange happenings in Clayton Falls, Colorado, he sends Sam and Dean Winchester to do a bit of recon. Lucy Quinn, the daughter of the chief of police, claims that she and two friends were chased by a headless horseman in the park. Lucy and Tony escaped. Her other friend, Steve, ended up running into the street, where he was hit and killed by a '68 Charger. But the '68 Charger did not have a driver and witnesses saw the phantom vehicle disappear into thin air. That same night, a homeless man reports being chased by a Gila monster that had been the size of two Nissans.

Sam and Dean use their counterfeit FBI (Homeland Security) credentials to investigate. Chief Quinn believes his daughter may have been drinking and imagined it all. Same with the homeless man. He refuses to believe any of the crazy reports coming into the station are true...even those from his own officers, who insist that Nazi zombies are attacking the locals. The brothers soon find themselves fighting the stuff of nightmares. A tree uproots itself and impales a man on a limb. A giant tarantula dines on a jogger. A sinkhole that is deep and wide enough to hold a gymnasium forms. And those are only the beginning.

Sam and Dean must figure out what is causing the terrors that are stalking the nights within Clayton Falls. But they had best do it quickly, because soon the living nightmares will never end.

***** FIVE STARS! On a personal note, I would like to state that this is some creepy stuff!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Town of Chaos
Good read. Set after same regains his soul, Sam and Dean work a town that has a strange development of monsters that has no apparent reason. Very engaging but feels very forced. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Victor Orozco
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down
I started reading these one-up books written as a never-aired story. Each author lets one know which season and between which episodes this story line takes place and they stay... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Trucklady
5.0 out of 5 stars Supernatural
I was surprised at how like the show that this book is. I could practically hear Sam and Dean talking and see them fighting. I can't wait to read more by this author.
Published 3 months ago by Katrina
5.0 out of 5 stars Damn Fun Read
Passarella is able to capture Sam and Dean's voices perfectly and even bothers to explain some logistical things about how the Winchesters work that have always bugged me (i.e. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Kimberly L. Schwartz
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
Quick easy read. Some discrepancies from the show but nothing too big. I enjoyed the story and could easily see the boys having to deal with such a wild hunt. Good read
Published 5 months ago by Crystal
2.0 out of 5 stars Night Terror
This is a great book just as all if the ones I have read so far. I hope to see more books out soon.
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Great plot line, one pet peeve
The story-line here was fantastic and the writer really caught Dean and Sam's personalities really well. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Corey T. Mccann
4.0 out of 5 stars Nightmares Only Make Sense When We're Having Them
Granted I haven't read a lot of the Supernatural novels, however 'Night Terror' is one of the better ones I've come across. Read more
Published 6 months ago by bertandernie
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read
If you like the Supernatural TV series you will love any of the books. I have not been disappointed in any of them. Some even go into detail between seasons and shows.
Published 7 months ago by Tammy Vee
3.0 out of 5 stars Little slow
It's a little slow. Not really like a supernatural show. Not as much smart ass from Dean. Too much goin on. Have read the other books they were great not so much with this book. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Elizabeth Mish
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When I was ten or eleven, I started telling stories by drawing them. (To this day, drawing and doodling helps open up my creative side for storytelling. Once in college, during a very boring lecture, I doodled in the margins of my spiral-bound notebook and those doodles eventually turned into a complete science fiction novel manuscript.) By twelve, I began typing one page stories. Into high school and college, I was writing short novel manuscripts.

My first novel, the co-authored WITHER (by "J.G. Passarella") won the Horror Writers Association's Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel. Columbia Pictures bought the feature film rights. I followed up with two stand-alone sequels, WITHER'S RAIN and WITHER'S LEGACY (Wendy Ward novels), plus the paranormal thriller KINDRED SPIRIT and SHIMMER. In addition, I've authored six original media tie-in novels, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: GHOUL TROUBLE, ANGEL: AVATAR, ANGEL: MONOLITH, SUPERNATURAL: NIGHT TERROR, SUPERNATURAL: RITE OF PASSAGE and GRIMM: THE CHOPPING BLOCK. My fiction collection EXIT STRATEGY & OTHERS (with two new novelettes) is now available for Kindle.

I graduated from Interboro High School (Prospect Park, PA) and Widener University (Chester, PA). Currently, I live in New Jersey with my wife, three children, a dog and a cat.

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