Thursday, June 14, 2012

Review: Poseidon's Children by Michael West

Review: Poseidon's Children by Michael West

IN A GLANCE: Poseidon's Children by Michael West is a great mixture of Fantasy and Horror

Title: Poseidon's Children
Author: Michael West
Publisher: Seventh Star Press
Series: The Legacy of The Gods #1
Format: Paperback (Provided by the publisher)
Genre: Urban Fantasy

Man no longer worships the old gods; forgotten and forsaken, they have become nothing more 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 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 shark attack, a young couple torn apart right before his eyes….at 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 go from bad to worse.

Now, to stop the 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.


I'm not really a lover of horror books and I know that Michael West's, Poseidon's Children is actually classified as an urban fantasy, but to me it was a great mixture of the two.

Once I started reading Poseidon's Children, I really ended up liking it which really surprised me, seeing my normal taste in books. I really enjoyed that even thought there are so many characters in this book, I mean a lot of characters, I didn't have a hard time keeping up at all.  Even with the switch from last name to first names at times, I always knew who the author was talking about.

Just like I usually don't read horror stories I usually don't read books about sea creatures either, mainly because I've read a few and I have never been impressed with them, until now! This book got my attention right away with its amazing plot and great writing.  

I was really impressed with the flow of this story as well, it is a very well thought out plot that kept me right there reading the story the whole time.  Michael West, is an tremendous author for mixing both urban fantasy and horror in this way and I might have to try a few other books of his.   

I'm really intrigued by the way he ended this book as well, setting up the next book in the series perfectly. 

Final Thoughts:

All in all I found this to be a great start to the series and I'm waiting to see where this talented author takes this story!

My Rating:

Plot: 20/20
Characters: 17/20
Writing: 19/20
Creativity: 18/20
Cover: 10/10
Ending: 10/10

94 out of 100 = 4 Puppy Rating

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