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Write On Ottawa: A tale of unearthly music and horror

By Apartment613 on June 15, 2016

Review by Laurie Stewart.

The Symbiot 2 coverFans of HP Lovecraft will love Michel Weatherall‘s The Symbiot, book one in a series.

A new breed of terror in the night, intelligent prose, sympathetic characters, and time travel… well, sort of.

A mysterious new theory of music sets in motion of a chain of events that could end the world.

When our lead character hears rumours of a new musical theory, beyond anything ever heard before, he follows the clues to a composer long dead. The composer’s granddaughter is still alive and agrees to meet with him to discuss the theory and composition of these utterly unknown musical styles. That is where things go wrong.

Suddenly a whole new universe opens, but not the happy, fun little universe you were expecting. A gripping, slithy tove of horror, disobeying the laws of physics, time and mass/energy, this universe spews out life forms that are more than merely alien, they are ALIEN to our very understanding of reality.

And they want our world. Lovecraftian atmosphere and themes at their best. Michel Weatherall is a master of this style of horror; he’ll keep you up all night reading, then for days just thinking about it.

Was that some weird, unearthly music I just heard?

The e-book of The Symbiot is available online. You can also find Michel Weatherall on Goodreads or on Twitter.