Supernatural - One Year Gone Paperback
by Tim Waggoner
Dean believes that Sam is in Hell so he is trying to keep his promise to his brother and live a normal live with Lisa and Ben.
When he realizes that a spell in the Necronomicon could raise Lucifer and therefore Sam, he convinces his new family to travel with him on vacation to Salem. Meanwhile Sam is not as far away as Dean thinks and is determined to protect his brother from the Salem witches...A Supernatural novel that reveals a previously unseen adventure for the Winchester brothers, from the hit TV series!
Twenty-seven years ago, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a demonic supernatural force.
Following the tragedy, their father taught the boys everything about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners of America - and how to kill it.
This story will fill in gaps in the Supernatural timeline thanks to the author's first-hand knowledge of the show and unrivalled access to the show's creator.Eric Kripke (creator and executive producer of Supernatural) has also written a foreword for the book!
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages, 160pp b&w + 16pp colour
- Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 24/05/2011
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9780857680990
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Review by _Lily_
Supernatural one year gone by Rebecca DessertineReviewed by Moirae the fates book reviewsDean believes that Sam is in Hell so he is trying to keep his promise to his brother and live a normal live with Lisa and Ben. When he realizes that a spell in the Necronomicon could raise Lucifer and therefore Sam, he convinces his new family to travel with him on vacation to Salem.Meanwhile Sam is not as far away as Dean thinks and is determined to protect his brother from the Salem witches...A Supernatural novel that reveals the untold events of the missing year between seasons 5 and 6!(Synopsis provided by goodreads)The Winchester boys, the Salem witch trials what's not to love? Well, for me I didn't love this book. I thought it was okay. The premise was great, but it fell a bit flat for me. I am a huge fan of the show. I love me some Dean! In this book, I thought Dean was a little out of character. Lisa, drove me nuts she was a bit to whiny in this for me, which is odd, I love her character in the show.The author is the personal assistant to the Kripe who is the creator of the show, so I thought this book would be nothing less then amazing. But alas, it was.Besides Dean being ooc, my biggest problem with the book was the fact that it jumped around too much. We get thrown back in time at various points in the book, but we are never told we are being thrown back, we are just meant to figure it out by the characters in that chapter.For me this was very confusing.Aside from all that I felt the writing was strong and I liked the ending. I felt it wrapped up nicely. * Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages * Publisher: Titan Books (May 24, 2011) * Author: Rebecca Dessertine * Cover art: I like the edition of the hanging tree * Rating *** out of 5 stars * Obtained: My personal bookshelf
Review by catfantastic
Takes place between Season 5 and Season 6 of the TV series.This novel was written by Rebecca Dessertine, who was show-runner Eric Kripke’s assistant during production of the TV series, so she should know the world and characters inside out. She does seem to have a fairly good handle on things. However, she sure doesn’t choose to show our boys at their best, or in their best light. To be fair to her, part of the problem is <i>when</i> this novel takes place - between Season 5 and 6 is problematic (to put it lightly.) On the show, Sam had just “died” and was sent to Hell, only to return (unbeknownst to Dean) without a soul, thus making him pretty thoroughly unlikable as he was sort of a robotic killer without any emotion during this time period. Dean is trying to live a normal life with Lisa and her son Ben, but he’s still obsessed with bringing Sam back from Hell and man, he <i>really</i> comes off as a tool in this book. Not exactly out of character, as Dean has always put his little brother before his consideration of anyone else’s well being (let alone someone else’s feelings) but also not exactly his best or most admirable trait.Dean tricks Lisa and Ben into going on a “family vacation” with him to Salem, so that he can ditch them and try to find a witch to bully into bringing Sam back from the dead. He’s such a dick to Lisa and Ben it’s pretty hard to sympathize with him. Lisa is pretty annoying in this too, as you wonder how she can be so stupid as to not see what’s going on. She really should have kicked Dean to the curb in this, but whatever. Also, she spends the entire book whining, crying and fainting (oh, the damsel!) The novel also gives us soulless!Sam working with his resurrected grandfather, Samuel Campbell (as he is when we see him again in Season 6) but, as I’ve said before, soulless!Sam is the worst Sam ever, being bland and emotionless as well as pretty thoroughly unlikable - a complete 180 from the character fans of the show know and love. And the whole Samuel Campbell story arc turns out to be so pointless on the show that I don’t have much patience for seeing it dragged out further in print. Things I did like? CROWLEY makes a brief appearance. Even though it was through the eyes of a character who despises him, and I don’t really feel like the author respects him enough. boo! :( Also, as a little side note, I hate the way SPN portrays witches in its universe - not the author’s fault, since she’s just playing in the universe as its been collected, but then I guess she didn’t HAVE to use them as the monster-of-the-episode either, so, eh. Not thrilled with this one. Not thrilled.