Poseidon’s Children The Legacy of the Gods #1

Poseidon’s Children The Legacy of the Gods #1[Reading] ➶ Poseidon’s Children The Legacy of the Gods #1 By Michael West – Tbjewellers.co.uk Man no longer worships the old gods; forgotten and forsaken they have become nothing than myth and legend But all that is about to change After the ruins of a vast ancient civilization are discovered Man no longer The Legacy PDF/EPUB » worships the old gods; forgotten and forsaken they have become nothing than myth and legend But all that is about to change After the ruins of a vast ancient civilization are discovered on the ocean floor Coast Guard Poseidon’s Children ePUB ½ officers find a series of derelict ships drifting in the current—high priced yachts and leaking fishing boats all ransacked splattered in blood their crews missing and presumed dead And that's just the beginning Vacationing artist Larry Neuhaus has just witnessed a gruesome Children The Legacy MOBI ô shark attack a young couple torn apart right before his eyesat least he thinks it was a shark And when one of these victims turns out to be the only son of Roger Hays the most powerful man in the country things Children The Legacy of the PDF/EPUB ² go from bad to worse Now to stop the Children The Legacy of the PDF/EPUB ² carnage Larry and his new found friends must work together to unravel a mystery as old as time and face an enemy as dark as the ocean depths.

Michael West is The Legacy PDF/EPUB » the bestselling author of Cinema of Shadows The Wide Game Spook House Skull Full of Kisses and the critically acclaimed Legacy of the Gods series A graduate of Indiana University with a degree in Telecommunications and Film Theory Poseidon’s Children ePUB ½ West has written a multitude of short stories articles and reviews for various on line and print publications He lives and works in the Indiana.

Poseidon’s Children The Legacy of the Gods #1 PDF
  • Paperback
  • 311 pages
  • Poseidon’s Children The Legacy of the Gods #1
  • Michael West
  • English
  • 23 March 2015
  • 9781937929954

10 thoughts on “Poseidon’s Children The Legacy of the Gods #1

  1. says:

    Poseidon’s Children represents a bit of a change of pace for Michael being the first volume of his urban fantasy series The Legacy of the Gods Lest you think he's moved entirely away from the realm of horror however just check out that cover with its homage to the likes of Evil Dead and Jaws This is urban fantasy in terms of scope it's bigger than anything he's done before with a ton characters and plot it's a lot layered and intricate than his previous work but individual scenes are still drenched in the kind of horror we've come to expect especially in the opening sceneSusan Rogers had been right to fear the water There were monsters lurking just below its churning surface Now they pulled her down into the dark depths; things with black and orange stripes things with claws with fangs like sharpened steak knives and unfortunately for her they were not inclined to swallow her wholeThat last paragraph right there sums up so much of the book yes there's the horror and the gore but also the sense of something far sinister intelligent and calculating behind itThis is a story about lost civilizations mythological pantheons and honest to gosh sea monsters with enough contemporary elements scientists billionaires artists authorities and hit men to effectively anchor things and keep it at least plausible It takes a while before we understand how all the characters fit into the story and some of them only creep into the story to be dragged off in a frenzy of blood a few pages later but it all works The multiple viewpoints give it a cinematic feel and the way in which Michael builds the characters ensures we're never at a loss as to who is dominating the sceneEven with all the additional demands of setting up a multi volume urban fantasy series Michael still keeps the pacing tight and the storytelling sharp There are moments of comedy and romance to help temporarily alleviate the tension and enough awe inspiring moments of mythological monstrosity to keep even the most jaded reader engagedI hadn't expected to enjoy this one as much as I did but I am definitely looking forward to the next chapter especially after that cliffhanger ending which introduces another layer of horror to the fantasy Originally reviewed at Beauty in Ruins

  2. says:

    Poseidon's Children is the first book in the The Legacy of the Gods series by Michael WestHow would you classify the 1998 movie The Faculty? I would classify it as horror yet I've seen it on urban fantasy lists I find the same blurring of lines with Michael West's Poseidon's Children It is classified as an urban fantasy novel but it is very much a horror storyPoseidon's Children starts out a lot like Jaws except the sharks in Poseidon's Children have hands These sea monsters are descendents of Poseidon and they have taken up residence in Colonial BayWhat kind of mythological creature would you like to be? is a common uestion among paranormal book discussion forums and the book blog hops I've never had an answer to that uestion until now I want to be one of Poseidon's children It would be awesome to be able to transform between a sea creature and a human If I had a set of gills my life would be completeMoving onThere are a lot of characters in Poseidon's Children It seemed like every chapter in the first half introduced someone new I worried about being able to keep them all straight but even with West switching between first and last names I was able to keep track of such a large cast I'm looking forward to further development of some of the characters in the next bookPoseidon's Children is a great start to the The Legacy of the Gods series The ending provides a lot of setup for the next installment but we are given a complete story prior to the sizable epilogue I greatly appreciate when a series book can be read as a stand aloneIf you enjoyed the 1998 movie The Faculty I did you should check out this series I've been trying to ease into the urban fantasy genre and being that Poseidon's Children was dark and scary for an urban fantasy it was a great selection for me I'm looking forward to seeing where the series goes in the next book I hope to vicariously spend some time out at sea as a sea monster

  3. says:

    The first novel in my Legacy of the Gods series This epic four book saga has been a project that I have been toying with off and on since 1989 and I am so happy that Seventh Star Press is giving me the opportunity to be able to finally share it with all of you

  4. says:

    I remember when I read my first Hemingway Sitting in my grandfathers study snuggled under my great grandmother's knitted blanket with a small 60 watt bulb illuminating the treasured book from his shelves His study smelled like leather and typewriter ribbon I will never forget that When I smell these things or snuggle under that blanket which I still have I go back to that time in that chair with that Old Man Memories are heavily tied to scent taste feeling and for me words I was so emotionally invested in the Fisherman and I stayed up all night till the tale was done You know what books I am talking about the ones you read which stay with you like my Hemingway moment That have grabbed you in some way with some `hook' dragging you along for the ride The ones that a month a year or even five later you see something or read something which brings you back to that moment in the book where you are what you are doing what you are eating Some of you have a handful some of you like me have different handfuls that I cycle through because books are part of a central core of my being Poseidon’s Children and the rest of the Legacy of Gods series may possibly come to be one of those books Let's talk about why this definitely will not be a normal review perhaps of a discussion on passion and why I feel passionate and so excited about talking about Michael West's latest experience in wordsEarlier this week I asked Michael West why Urban Fantasy? I tend to not read reviews or synopsis' because every time I do I get thrown completely off and at times I go off on a tangent because these labels that are forced upon authors in order to sell the book at times screws the pooch Now Urban Fantasy does not screw the pooch with this however I cannot put Poseidon's Children specifically in this category nor can I label it as Cthulhuian mythos or Horror or thriller or fantasy or science fiction or this is a book that I had a very hard time nailing down If I had to I would say Urban Carnivale but they do not have that subgenre yet Michael may just be the firstFirst off to understand where I am coming from you need to understand the term or phenomena of Carnivale at least in how I am using it In its root 'carnevale' is derived from the two words meaning `carne' `meat' food or `flesh' sex It has been much discussed in the sociological circles as an actual phenomena dating back in many different cultures thousands of years During these times the world society is tumultuous with most social hierarchies being inverted with satire and a farce even mockery Reversals of relations between man and beast men and women fathers and sons and in this book definitely mothers and daughters If you have read this you know exactly where I am headed If you have not read it think about the fantastical aspects of a Carnivale The cotton candy the chaos the thrills chills and the Freak Show Michael presents you one with this amazing readI literally did a fist pump and giggled when I read the opening scene The series starts off set on a small New England island off the mainland of New Hampshire One of those little tourist traps with uaint shops uirky hotel clerks clueless tourist and rich mainlanders that summer on the shores One of these rich mainlanders is a man called Roger Hays and Roger had a son one that as the book opened up was treading water in the surf coaxing his neurotic girlfriend who is afraid of open water out to have a little tryst int he sea Just like our skinny dipper from Jaws soon finds out this will be the last risué thing these two lovers do everSusan Rogers had been right to fear the water There were monsters lurking just below its churning surface Now they pulled her down into the dark depths; things with black and orange stripes things with claws with fangs like sharpened steak knives and unfortunately for her they were not inclined to swallow her whole location 163Here is where it gets tricky I want to tell you all about it I want to stand in front of my webcam and give you jazz hands and giggle as I recount a scene but I can't Yesterday I started blathering on and on about the story to my fiance until he raised his hand up and said Stop wait sea monsters Atlantis a town full of sea monsters a lost god a weapon wait a mobster? WTH where is Bruce Campbell I laughed so hard because I had been saying all along that all that was missing was a horde of zombies Bruce Campbell and a chainsawNow before you roll your eyes and dismiss this you have gotten this far in the review in so give it a bit Simply put it was brilliantly woven I giggled continually when I saw the correspondences It is not just the story that is Urban Carnivale the writing style the cleverly woven plot devices everything fits overlayed into this frantic masterpiece Oh and the love scenes fanning myself all of them including the ones that were a bit harder to read involving one of the bad guysSince this is the start of the series his castcharacter list is large The protagonists consist of numbers which would fill at least a starting line up for a baseball team Perhaps Colonial Bay Creatures?? umm no anyway One thing people have discussed is because of this some of the characters did not get fluffed enough could not resist I started reading this knowing it was the first in a series Many times when this is the case the first half of a book is nothing but setting up the world fluffing out the depths of the characters so by the time you get to the meat of the piece you are almost finished It didn't even occur to me while I was reading because I was swept along with the tentacles of each story arc The characters that needed filling were filled and those that were not will obviously be developed later so this was not an issue for meWhen you open this up expect to smile to cover your mouth in horror to catch yourself needed to grab a breath taking a couple of hot showers checking before you dive into a pool from now on and appreciating the fact that most beaches are PROBABLY safe probably Thrills chills train wrecks you cannot stop watching in a good way and remember they may not need to need to worry about being able to take a big deep breath before diving in but you will I cannot recommend this book it will redefine the genre or become the beginning of a new one I think I will go tag it with `Urban Carnavale' nowI have been taunting everyone for weeks since the teaser about tentacles and Cthulhuian dreams and words of horror that will thrill you With this incredible book I have found another treasured memory placeholder I will always have a moment when I read anything that tugs pulls and twists at my memory I will probably smile fondly each time I make my crab cakes But I had not read the book yet I have now and Poseidon's Children will always have this `hook' in the flesh of my subconsciousCHECK Cabin Goddess for ALL four of my posts on POSEIDON'S CHILDRENPoseidon's Children The Legacy of the Gods

  5. says:

    So i'll admit that i am an avid mythology buff so it's extremely hard to please me when it comes to mythology I downloaded the sample just based off the titleand the amount of good reviews it recieved I read about the first 4 pages and was hooked immediately I bought it without even finishing the sample Then as i got further i became increasingly annoyed because it seemed as soon as i got used to one character 6 were introduced and they all had a voice It drove me near insanity I almost gave up and refundedbut then i thoughtokthis authors writing style is extremely uniue and i love it There has to be a reason he has introduced me to all of these characters and given each of them a voice I'll press on So i read a little And i was hookedabsolutely hooked You find yourself frustrated from all the different points of view but it all comes together at the endit was well thought out There was a point somewhere along the book where we are introduced to Horror Show the Hitman And i'm thinking to myselfmy lordwhat is the significance? Do i really need to know the thoughts of the hitman the town barber the icecream man and little debbie from down the street? AnswerYes you do It kind of reminded me of the less dramatic mythological version of crash All of these characters paths crossed and had it not of been for the numerous POV'swe might have been lost Could you imagine the confusion if Carol just suddenly showed up on the island and said Hi I found Atlantis and just thought this place was connected You'd immediately start wondering what her real intentions are but with her own voice in the book i knew exactly what kind of character she was and though i hated her at firsti mean despisedI really grew to love her character Because i had every characters POV i felt myself connect to each and every one of them i was sad when view spoiler our little firebug diedwhen our hitman went to jail The only person i felt no sympathy for was Karl hide spoiler

  6. says:

    Very enjoyable monster movie book That's just what it felt like I've always loved monster movies and this book didn't disappoint Sea creatures shape shifting people an isolated coastal community an ancient prophecy Atlantis discovered How can you go wrong? What else can I say? Just read it

  7. says:

    It's not often I find myself short of words on a book I've recently read but such is the case with Michael West's Poseidon's Children An odd mish mash of various genres horror thriller sci fi and urban fantasy West here crafts a tale of a group of disparate characters stumbling across the existence of shape shifting creatures that tie into the newly discovered city of AtlantisWest takes his time moving his characters into position so some readers may find the first half of the novel slow But there's little fat here as his scenes all serve the purpose of providing some characterisation or deepening the mystery of what may be taking place within the town of Colonial Bay I liked West's writing style; neither too wordy or too simple But some of his characters failed to strike a chord for me Perhaps this is because there are uite a few he juggles arguably too many as some are lost in the stampede within a novel of only 300 or so pages Or perhaps it had to do with certain characters being fairly generic be it the crazy leader the nasty mob boss or the sympathetic localRegardless this was a perfectly serviceable book that threw out some interesting new ideas Being the first book in a series a few plot threads are left dangling but enough is explained that most will be left satisfied I'll likely be searching out from Michael West in the near future3 Sunken Monoliths for Poseidon's ChildrenNote The edition I own from Seventh Star Press features random changes in font size throughout much of the book It's not massive in difference but large enough to be distracting from the story and downright confusing as I can't for the life of me imagine why a publisher would endorse such a thing

  8. says:

    It's been a while since I have read this type of monster story but I love the movies This one played like a movie in my mind  I am giving Poseidon's Children 4 12 stars for the story and writing 12 star for exceeding expectations I look forward to the next bookMichael West has done a great job of creating uniue twists to well worn myths giving us both beautiful and terrifying new creatures in the process There is a large cast of characters human and monster but with each having their own personality you should not have a problem keeping track In fact this adds to the real world feel and makes you leap with happinesssadness when the deaths start stacking upI liked the pace It doesn't reach out and grab you immediately You start with a nonchalant event that gives a taste and sets the scene for what will be the heart of the story You get confident in knowing where the story is going but that just makes it exciting when you start to see a few chapters in that this is NOT what you expected There is some sex but I am happy that it did not feel gratuitous or overly detailedThis book really touches on several genres horror sci fi fantasy action and mythology If you read the basic description of Poseidon's Children and it seems even vaguely interesting to you take the risk and give this one a try I am confident that at worst you will be satisfied and at best you will love itDisclosure I received a free copy of this novel from Seventh Star Press  I was not compensated in anyway except for receiving the book The thoughts and opinions written here are entirely my own I was not reuired to write a review

  9. says:

    Great book I really loved the Greek mythology aspects of the story as well as the way Mr West is able to turn things on its head and make it new again The characters in this story were very vivid and I had no problem imagining they could be realThis novel hit the ground running and did not relent until the very end I definitely can't wait for to come to see where the story goes next and to continue the wonderful journey of these cast of charactersMr West has really outdone himself with this one If you have any inclination to read this I would do myself a favor and give it a go I don't believe you will be disappointed

  10. says:

    I was excited to read this book because I really like books that have to do with mythology Too bad this book didn't live up to my expectations I didn't really care for the characters The author didn't take much time to flesh them out Also there were way too many perspectives I felt like the author was all over the place It was a disorganized mess It is mentioned that there are 3 clans of Poseidon but there are so many descriptions of different creatures that it is impossible to tell which clan each one is in Plus the descriptions don't seem to be enough to visualize some of them It could have been a very good book The concept was there but the execution was lacking

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