Odd Thomas: You Are Destined to Be Together Forever (Short Story)
Book 0, Odd Thomas
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
The singular journey of Odd Thomas is approaching its unforgettable conclusion in Saint Odd. But before Odd’s destiny is revealed, this exclusive eBook short story looks back—way back—to where it all began for Odd Thomas and Stormy Llewellyn, two souls who are destined to be together forever.
Amid the dizzying rides, tantalizing games of chance, and fanciful attractions of a state fair, two teenage sweethearts on the cusp of life and love’s pleasures find their way to a shadowy carnival tent brimming with curiosities. There, from the bizarre and enthralling Gypsy Mummy, a mechanized merchant of dreams and prognosticator of tomorrows, the young couple learns what fate promises for them. But fate, for Odd Thomas and Stormy Llewellyn, is something altogether different: full of dark corners, sharp edges, and things no seer or soothsayer could ever anticipate.
And for Odd Thomas, a gallant fry cook from a sleepy California desert town, the future beckons—to listen to unquiet spirits, pursue unsettling mysteries, and learn shocking truths . . . for a purpose far greater than himself.
Acclaim for Dean Koontz and his Odd Thomas novels
“This is Koontz working at his pinnacle, providing terrific entertainment that deals seriously with some of the deepest themes of human existence: the nature of evil, the grip of fate and the power of love.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“The nice young fry cook with the occult powers is Koontz’s most likable creation . . . candid, upright, amusing and sometimes withering.”—The New York Times
“One would be hard-pressed to find a more satisfying read. . . . Not since Watchers has Dean Koontz created such an endearing and enduring character as Odd Thomas. . . . A superb story from one of our contemporary masters.”—San Antonio Express-News
“An inventive . . . mix of suspense, whimsy and uplift.”—The Washington Post
“Heartfelt and provocative . . . a wonderfully rich and entertaining story.”—Chicago Sun-Times
“Suspense, tension, and surprising plot twists . . . Characters and the search for meaning, exquisitely crafted, are the soul of his work. . . . One of the master storytellers of this or any age.”—The Tampa Tribune
Good paranormal thriller
I had stumbled across the movie and watched it half-interested. The premise is what intrigued me, so I decided to buy the book and give it a read. As ususal, the book is much better than the movie. It is very gripping and well paced. Koontz remains one of the great ones.
Worth the time, but really, really short.
Good read of one if Odd's early encounters, but the iBooks description says it is 312 print pages long, when in fact it is only 103 iBooks pages long in my iPhone. Finished in 20 minutes. Please fix this mistake, as I was expecting more.
Great little story
Helped me remember the special love between Odd and Stormy. Cannot wait for Saint Odd.
- Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
- Published: Dec 09, 2014
- Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
- Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
- Print Length: 30 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 0, Odd Thomas