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The Official Companion
Season 2


Author: Nicholas Knight
Titan Books
RRP: £9.99, US $14.95, Cdn $16.95
ISBN: 978 1 8457 6657 3
Available 25 April 2008

Twenty-two years ago, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a demonic force. Their father, John, raised them to be soldiers, teaching them how to hunt and kill the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the back roads of America... Now, with their father missing and Sam's girlfriend murdered by the same force that killed their mother, the Winchester brothers take to the road in their 1967 Chevy Impala to search for their father and the Yellow-Eyed Demon. Along the way, they confront creatures most people believe exist only in folklore and nightmares, including wendigos, ghosts, pagan gods and vampires...

Supernatural: The Official Companion: Season 2 continues in the same vein as the Season 1 book. This volume is packed with interviews, trivia, information on the music tracks used, and a look at every episode. There's also a tongue-in-cheek section entitled 22 Helpful Hints for Aspiring Monster Hunters.

As usual there's the same old complaint that the black and white photographs are too grainy / too dark / occasionally out of focus. But there are 16 pages of glossy colour pages which almost make up for it.

When I reviewed the first book in this series I pointed out the ridiculous difference in price between the UK and US retail price. For this release the UK price has been reduced by £5, while the US price is the same - making this a much better value for money purchase for UK fans. Because of this I'm sure more of the show's fans will be tempted to part with their cash.

To be honest, it's not a bad read. And, if you're too lazy to trawl the Internet and get the information for free, I'm sure you'll find it a worthwhile addition to your collection.


Pete Boomer

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