Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Symbiot - a book review

One man's musical passion leads on a temporal hunt through a Lovecraftian world on a collision course with extinction!

This novella is reminiscent of Guy de Maupassant's The Horla.

One reader offers the following synopsis:

"Devoted music enthusiast and accomplished pianist, Lorne S. Gibbons, is longing for a unique musical piece beyond contemporary understanding. Lorne discovers Erich Zann, whom played the viola at a highly advanced level. Alongside his wife, Marie Gibbons, and her parents Henri and Veronica L. Francois, Lorne travels to England to explore this undiscovered universe of musical theory. Nadia de LaFountaine, Erich Zann’s granddaughter, joins Lorne in understanding and reconstructing Erich’s music.
 "One horrific night, Lorne realizes the grim truth regarding the music as an evil entity is unleashed which threatens all existing life on Earth. As a crescendo of unknowable forces prepare to wipe out anyone in their way, Lorne and Veronica begin a race against complete annihilation. Meanwhile, they must discover what has become of their loved ones. With little reinforcements, Lorne and Veronica have to fight against the god-aspiring creature to avoid further bloodshed.  However, when godly power collides with humanity, the results are devastating."

This is the first novella published by Michel Weatherall through Broken Keys Publishing.

Available in printed editions at

Michel Weatherall: Author

and in ebook format at

Amazon, and

It is the first of three with its sequel, The Hunt: Symbiosys, due for release Summer-Fall 2015.

Its conclusion, Necropolis, available sometime in 2016.