The Turtle Boy: Peregrine's Tale
- Author: Kealan Patrick Burke
- Artist: Alan M. Clark
- Page Count: 96
- Pub. Date: July 30, 2010
- ISBN: 978-1-58767-195-1
- Status: Out of Print
Turtle Boy: Peregrine's Tale (Cemetery Dance Signature Series #6)
by Kealan Patrick Burke
Featured Artist: Alan M. Clark
About the Book:
At eleven years of age, strange things started to happen to a boy named Timmy Quinn. His ordinary life was abruptly thrown into chaos by the revelation that there exists a separate plane of existence reserved solely for the vengeful spirits of the murdered: The Curtain. Worse, Timmy is a conduit for these monstrous entities, allowing them to walk freely between worlds to exact their brutal vengeance.
His search for answers has taken him halfway around the world, forcing him to endure many horrors, among them the revelation that the spiritual realm known as The Stage may have been manmade, and that the dead do not operate of their own free will, but are instead influenced by an enigmatic figure known only as "Peregrine."
About this man, Timmy knows nothing. But he will learn, and in time, he will come to know Peregrine as an adversary worse than the vengeful dead.
Herein lies the genesis of a monster.
This special edition also includes a bonus short story entitled "Genesis." Coming in around 5,000 words in length, this piece is also introduced by the author.
Born and raised in Dungarvan, Ireland, Kealan Patrick Burke is an award-winning author described as "a newcomer worth watching" (Publishers Weekly) and "one of the most original authors in contemporary horror" (Booklist).
Some of his works include the novels Currency of Souls and The Hides, the novellas The Turtle Boy (Bram Stoker Award Winner, 2004), Vessels and Midlisters, and the collections Ravenous Ghosts and The Number 121 to Pennsylvania & Others.
Kealan also edited the anthologies: Taverns of the Dead (starred review, Publishers Weekly), Quietly Now (International Horror Guild Award Nominee, 2004), the charity anthology Tales from the Gorezone and Night Visions 12 (starred review, Publishers Weekly, British Fantasy Award & International Horror Guild Award nominee).
A movie based on his short story "Peekers", directed by Mark Steensland (DEAD @ 17), and scripted by veteran novelist Rick Hautala is currently scheduled for screening at a variety of international film festivals.
Published in two states:
• Hardcover Limited Edition of 550 signed and numbered copies bound in full-cloth and Smyth sewn with illustrated endpapers ($35)
• Traycased Hardcover Lettered Edition of 26 signed and lettered copies bound in leather and Smyth sewn with illustrated endpapers and a satin ribbon page marker ($175)