A Supernatural gen novel by Alison Dangerfield. NOTE! This story has appeared, or is currently available, on-line.
Ghosts are haunting the site of a new casino on Native American land in New Mexico, so the brothers decide to investigate. But it doesn't take long for Sam and Dean to realize there is more going on that meets the eye.
Before long the brothers find themselves caught up in an old war and fighhting for their lives, especially Dean, who must undergo a deadly trial to save himself, his brother and several innocent people who have been caught up in the situation.
"And that's it? No other nasty surprises. You just need to survive the trial, and then we're free." Dean had listened to what Amber told him, thinking.
Amber threw her hands up in the air. "Isn't that enough? Look, young men have died undergoing this; it's not an easy way out. Whoever does this is going to suffer. I can't ask anyone to do that. I know I'll—"
Before she could say another word, Dean placed his finger on her lips. "Don't even finish that thought. You're too important to the people in town to risk your life. According to Albert, you're going to be the next shaman, and you know you're needed here. Who else will keep Daryl on the straight and narrow? Albert told me that you were both right and both wrong. I didn't get what he meant at first, but I do now. You need to work together – his head for business, your heart for your people. What's so wrong with displaying your heritage at the casino? I think Albert wanted you to make sure that the staff wasn't going to be dressed in buckskin bikinis. Although, come to think about it, Eddie's got the legs for it... Albert wanted you to understand that the casino is the best thing for the town, that not all of Daryl's ideas were bad. You just need to curb the worst of them, which means you have to promise me, no ghost tours around the canyon, okay? Now, I want you to speak to Great Bear for me."
Dean turned to face the assembled ghosts. He drew himself up to his full height. He was ready to do this. He looked at Amber and nodded.
"What do you want me to say? I'm a shaman, not a mind reader."
Dean ducked his head and rubbed at the back of his neck. "Sorry. Okay, ready? Let's do this..." He began to speak, and Amber translated for him.
166 pages. $10 for PDF version with color cover.