The Ouroboros Key

The Ouroboros Key

by Patricia Leslie

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Prophetic dreams have haunted Dan Tenney since childhood, foretelling him of a life-changing event that is soon to take place. But before he can learn the meaning of his visions, he is attacked by a shadowy group of extremists: the Brotherhood of the Grail. 

Finding sanctuary underground, an ancient relic comes into his possession and Dan begins to understand the path his visions have laid out before him. His quest will be fraught with an otherwordly people and an event that could tip the balance in favour of human existence—or disastrously against it. The mysterious Brotherhood will do everything in their power to prevent Dan from fulfilling his destiny as the Bearer of Ouroboros.

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ISBN-13: 9781922200341
Publisher: Odyssey Books
Publication date: 03/23/2014
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 322
File size: 3 MB

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The Ouroboros Key 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Mark ODwyer More than 1 year ago
The Ouroboros Key, published by Odyssey Books, blends Sumerian mythology, esoteric Templar secrets, and a detective story, all played out in the mountains of modern day Colorado. Before Dan Tenney can understand the strange dreams he’s had all his life, he’s attacked by an enigmatic group, the Brotherhood of the Grail. When he is whisked away from them into an underground sanctuary by an even less explicable pair of men, he comes into the possession of what is apparently an ancient relic. His dreams get worse! His friends search first for Dan, and then for the meaning behind the mystifying events they stumble upon. We readers learn the clues, the connections and the mythologies at the same pace as the band of searchers as they dodge murderous villains and attempt to pin down straight answers. This is as much a story about these characters and their idiosyncrasies and relationships as it is about a myth-riddled artefact. I liked this approach, as the details and lore of each mystery never got too heavy, too scholarly. We learn, together with our little band, enough to get some sense of things, and then are on the way again, as the quest develops into a dangerous trek in the mountains. This novel will especially suit those who love to delve into the mysteries of ancient myths and at the same time enjoy a good adventure – and isn’t that most of us?
Pure_Jonel More than 1 year ago
Detailed yet eloquent descriptions set the scene for this novel. There is lots of scene setting throughout, every time that they changed location. It had an eerie and foreboding feeling, while also suspenseful and intellectually stimulating. There is a very believable mystic quality to the tale that isn’t overly pronounced, even though it is infinitely important. The mixing and melding of mythologies and their parallels had me on pins and needles. It did take me a bit to catch up with the action of the story and figure out just what was going on, but when I did, I was hooked. The questers were such an intriguing bunch. I loved how different they each were and how entrenched in modernity they kept the story. The mixes of personalities had me feeling as if I were really part of the group. I loved the random things that each group member contributed. Did I enjoy this novel? You can bet it. Do I see potential for a sequel? Heck yes, I’m dying to read it. I’d love to see what happens next in this captivating world. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
Mirella More than 1 year ago
Strange, prophetic dreams of the world’s future are a regular occurrence for Dan, but ever since he recovered from a serious, nearly fatal head injury, the dreams intensified and evolved into even more powerful, stranger visions. When a group of radicals make an attempt on his life, he is rescued by two vagabonds. He stumbles upon an ancient artifact and this unleashes a profound mystery and the truth about his future and the burden he must bear. This dark fantasy is a unique, fast-paced read about dark secrets and powerful supernatural forces. The bonds of friendship, plenty of intrigue, and a great mystery make this a fascinating story appropriate for fantasy lovers of all ages. Definitely a fun read and a page-turner! 
aolfan More than 1 year ago
Dan has been plagued by strange dreams his entire life, but none have been as weird as the dreams he is having since suffering a horrendous head injury. An attempt on his life leaves him in the clutches of death but he is rescued by two homeless men who nurse him back to life. Who is the strange brotherhood and what is their connection with him and the missing professor? This is a story of supernatural forces, strong friendships formed by mutual loss, intrigue and mystery. The intensity seems to deepen as the story progresses, in similar fashion to The Da Vinci Code and I think fans of Dan Brown would definitely enjoy this book, as would any reader that likes the mystery genre.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Kathryn Bennett for Readers' Favorite The Ouroboros Key by Patricia Leslie introduces us to Dan Tenney who has had strange and prophetic dreams his entire life. Before he is able to decipher and understand his visions, a group of extremists called the Brotherhood of the Grail attack him, forcing him into an underground sanctuary. It is while he is in sanctuary that he comes into the possession of an ancient relic and is able to understand the path his visions wish him to take. He must make this journey, a quest that will be dangerous and with the Brotherhood constantly trying to stop him from fulfilling his destiny. This is one of the faster paced novels that I have read in a while and it is enjoyable. It appealed to both my enjoyment of paranormal and adventure. When you have visions and a quest looped into one intense story line, you are sure to have a great read. Patricia Leslie has added a good depth of feeling to her characters without overloading you with too much detail. I know it can sound strange but sometimes I feel writers who write about journeys and dreams can get a little too detailed. I don’t want to go on for chapters about one or two small dreams; Patricia Leslie, however, does not do this and finds a fantastic balance. The book will appeal to a variety of readers, young adults and adults. I would highly recommend this read for anyone who enjoys the genre; you will not be disappointed.