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The Great Wyrm Ouroboros – the ceaseless cycle of destruction and renewal.

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 griev
ebook, 254 pages
Published October 31st 2009 by Bloodletting Press (first published 2009)
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Jan 05, 2010 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja) rated it liked it
Recommends it for: readers looking for dark fiction that will make them ponder life and death
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Nov 03, 2009 Gef rated it it was amazing
Dorothy "Dolly" Hooper dies due to breast cancer, leaving behind a devastated husband, Tom. Grief-stricken, Tom becomes reclusive and seems to implode as life goes on without the love of his life. His neighbors and best friends, Mick and Robbie Hamlin, are also heartbroken by Dolly's death, but doubly effected as they watch Tom gradually decay in his sorrow, both physically and mentally. Mick becomes especially concerned in the weeks that follow, as Tom's behavior changes radically and seems to ...more
Jeannie Sloan
Dec 02, 2010 Jeannie Sloan rated it liked it
Shelves: horror, ghost-current
I started out loving this book.It had me sobbing for the first 60 pages.A little history is that I also lost my first spouse to cancer so the beginning of this book was very painful for me to read.Those of you who haven't experienced this I am sure would not have become as unglued as I did because of what has happened to me.
That said the book has some interesting concepts which I really liked.The biggest thing that I didn't like about this book is that it didn't explain why things were happening
Dec 09, 2010 Monster added it
Shelves: ghosts-adult
Mick and Robbi Hamlin live next door to Tom and Dolly Christiansen. They are not just neighbors, but are also long time best friends. That friendship quickly unravels after Dolly's death. Try as they might, Mick and Robbi are unable to break Tom out of his cycle of despair. Tom wants time alone to grieve, and shuts his long-time friends out. Unable to cope with the loss of his wife of 35 years, Tom succumbs to his heartbreak, inviting in ancient, mystic forces that are beyond his control.

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Chris Morey
Sep 02, 2011 Chris Morey rated it really liked it
A great novel that takes three characters and makes them completely three-dimensional. It's rare that I get as attached to characters as I did in this book. There was a point in the book where there was a little too much time spent with one character alone in his house and creepy thing after creepy thing happening for page after page, but besides that it really is a great novel.
Sep 26, 2012 Oskar rated it really liked it
Fantastic and interesting novel about death,grief and possible life after death.
Wonderful book by these two authors.
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Michael Kelly is the Series Editor for the Year's Best Weird Fiction, and author of Undertow and Other Laments, and Scratching the Surface; as well as co-author of the novel Ouroboros.

His short fiction has appeared in a number of journals and anthologies, including All Hallows, Best New Horror, Black Static, Dark Arts, the Hint Fiction Anthology, PostScripts, Space & Time, Supernatural Tales,
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