Ouroboros is a co-written novel by Michael Kelly and Carol Weekes!
In a small coastal town, an ancient
force stirs, drawn by the cumulative power of life and death, grief
and sorrow, and ultimately, endless love.
OUROBOROS – life out of death.
Tom Christiansen's wife of
35-years, Dolly, is dead. His world suddenly shattered, Tom takes
refuge in his house to grieve and reflect. Tom's thin veil of reality
and fantasy begins to crack and slip. He hears things: the rusty creak
of the backyard swing; the tap to tiny feet from an upstairs room. And
he sees things, as well: a small rubber ball bouncing slowly down the
stairs; birds like silent sentinels on electrical wires; a strange
little pigtailed girl suddenly appearing in his yard, and what is
that mysterious figure lying in the upstairs bed that he used to share
with his beloved wife?
OUROBOROS – a new cycle has begun.
Tom's long-time neighbors, and
dearest friends, Mick and Robbi Hamlin begin to notice strange behavior
from grief-stricken Tom. The witness dinner place-settings for two.
They hear hushed conversations from the old house, as if Tom is
speaking to himself, as if he is not alone. There is a pale little girl
in the backyard, swinging ceaselessly. And something is rustling in the
bushes, peering out from the undergrowth with inquisitive eyes.
OUROBOROS – the end is just the beginning.
"With this expertly-written tale of
madness and terror, Carol Weekes and Michael Kelly have immediately
established themselves as a force to be reckoned with Mystifying and
deeply unsettling, Ouroboros is as thought-provoking and intelligent as it is terrifying. This is horror for grownups. Once Ouroboros finds its way into your head and begins to nest, good luck getting it out." – Greg G. Gifune, Children of Chaos
"Michael Kelly and Carol Weekes have
written a gem of a novel...Horror fans will enjoy the book, but those
who tend to veer away from the darker fiction are going to miss out on a
damned good read." – Gef of Good Reads
"Quaintly humorous at times, and
occasionally stomach turning in it colourful descriptiveness of gore,
it is suspense which drives this story. Once you begin reading, you
will find yourself nearly unable to put it down...from its touching
scenes of interpersonal kindness to its frightfully vivid scenes of
unspeakable terrors, Ouroboros is a gripping read." – Horrorbound Online Magazine
"This is a must read for any horror fan!" – Readaholic
"Ouroboros is, quite
literally, haunting. Its dark themes are brought to life by scenes and
characters hard to forget, immeasurably enriched by the skillful
exploration of friendship and duty that extend beyond the grave. I can
recall only two horror novels that so effectively depict the fear of
dying, and what lies beyond, or that resonate so long after the final
page is turned: Stephen King's Pet Semetery, and William Sloan's The Edge of Running Water. Kelly and Weekes are keeping very good company. " – Stephen R. George (Jack Ellis) Author of The Forgotten, and Dark Miracle