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Poseidon's Children

The Legacy of the Gods, Book 1
Narrated by: S. W. Salzman
Series: Legacy of the Gods, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
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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 newfound friends must work together to unravel a mystery as old as time, and face an enemy as dark as the ocean depths.

©2012 Seventh Star Press (P)2019 Seventh Star Press

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Powerful

I don't want to give away to much but this book was phenomenal and the plot was on point. The characters are strong and believable. The narrator was absolutely amazing. When they find parts of Atlantis all hell breaks loose releasing unknown underwater creatures who have a thirst for blood. Do not miss this book I could not stop listening to it. I had to know who was going to get killed or what was going to go down. I received this audio book at my request and I am glad I did. I am voluntarily leaving an honest review. Worth the money. Wow!

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Don't Go Back in the Water

This excellent novel by Michael West strikes me as a reinterpretation of Lovecraft’s classic Dunwich Horror with a little legacy of Atlantis thrown in for good measure. The first portion of the book is a half-mystery as West introduces a cast loosely connected by their ties to organized-crime boss, Roger Hays. As the remains of Atlantis are discovered in the Atlantic Ocean, half-man/half-fish creatures begin to haunt the waters off the small east coast tourist trap of Colonial Bay. The reader knows there are monsters, but the characters in the novel do not. That’s why I refer to the plot as a “half-mystery”—the reader knows a lot of what is going on and watches as the various protagonists start to uncover the horrifying truth. By the end of the first part of the novel, the whole cast is converging on Colonial Bay for a variety of reasons. They are about to discover a more literal definition of the term “tourist trap” than the one we generally mean.

The second and third parts of Poseidon’s Children watches the various protagonists from Part I arrive at Colonial Bay and learn there are a nightmare’s worth of mythical creatures hidden under the surface. The tension just keeps ratcheting higher with each successive chapter. There’s a lot of good action here, but I found the politics within the community of “monsters” even more fascinating. On the one hand, we find the fanatics who are ready to announce their presence to the world by eating a lot of people. On the other hand, you have more pragmatic creatures who recognize that the humans who defeated them millennia ago are now far more numerous and have much deadlier weapons. Yet recognizing that this nest of creatures probably doesn’t spell the end of humanity all by itself doesn’t make the danger to the humans in the area any less severe. People die in this series and West keeps you guessing as to who will die next.

I enjoyed two of the organized crime-types (Horror Show and Roger Hays) more than the technical good guys in the story. I think that’s because when you’re dealing with human-eating monsters, people who are tough enough to fight back look good no matter what their other drawbacks. I enjoyed the fight scenes and the conclusion of the story quite a bit, but it’s the epilogue that truly got me excited for the sequel. I’m definitely planning to read West’s next book.

I received this book from Audiobook Boom in exchange for an honest review.

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very enjoyable

I received this book for free on the condition I provide an unbiased review.

With that out of the way, I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed the writing. The story was well written and moved at a steady pace. I did take a small leap a faith as I had not listened to anything narrated by Salzman. I'm glad I did take the leap though because he did a fine job narrating this book. I look forward to more from this author!

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Awesome

I will admit it took me a little to get into this book and understand what was going on. However once it got me I was hooked. Think of Percy Jackson on steroids for adults. It gives you a very different perspective on Greek Mythology. Salzman does an amazing job at brining these characters to life!

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  • deafmick
  • 09-07-19

This is my first book by Michael West 5 out of 5 I have lots of narrated books by S e salesman 5 out of 5 and he has some very good books out him self

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  • Chris S.
  • 08-19-19

not too shabby

worth a listen, would be relly interested to see if there's a book 2 as the story could really grow