Written by Joseph Howard
From the Screenplay by Stanley Mann and Michael Hodges

1978 *** 199 pages

It took me a long time to finally go past the first Omen story. After reading David Seltzer's original novel, I decided to read all the Omen books, even though the second and third ones are novelizations of the films. I really enjoyed this second book, and I felt in many ways it was actually better than the film it was written after. Damien is now approaching the age of 13, and he his learning about who he really is. Meanwhile, mysterious, "accidental" deaths keep happening to those who try to go against him. This novelization helps to explain some details the film doesn't elaborate well enough on.