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Friday, August 22, 2014

Book Review: Hades’ Disciples (The Legacy of the Gods Book 2) by Michael West

Hades' Disciples (The Legacy of the Gods #2)
by Michael West
Publisher: Seventh Star Press
LLCASIN: 9781941706008
May 13, 2014
Terrifying creatures exist all around us, hiding in plain sight. Ancient. Deadly. They gather in secret, conspiring, dreaming of nothing less than humanity’s destruction, and their numbers are growing.

Earl Preston knows the danger all too well. After tangling with a horde of mythological sea monsters in Colonial Bay, he has been tasked with finding these beasts and exposing their plans whatever they may be. But Earl is not the only one with a mystery on their hands. At the very top of the world, Carol Miyagi has stumbled onto an artifact from Earth’s past, something magnificent held captive in a prison of ice and snow. Now, Carol and Earl must work quickly to decipher the will of the gods–a plot that defies imagination–and to stop their followers from carrying it out.

They thought the nightmare was over, but they are about to discover that the horror has only just begun.

Hades Disciples is Book Two in the Legacy of the Gods Series.

Earl Preston from Poseidon’s Children returns in the second novel, picking up around two years later. No longer with the Coast Guard, he works for Homeland Security, working with a partner, Andrews. They investigate crop circles and try to figure out what the symbols mean and why creatures of legends—from werewolves to a bat being who could only be a vampire, and other monsters—are trying to get them all, ready to kill anyone in their way.

Carol and Alan now live in Japan and are settling into a wonderful life, when someone from the past comes calling. Kari is a very close friend from back from Carol’s college days. She’s asks for their help in finding her father, as he has vanished after heading off to Nepal to find what he believes is Noah’s Ark. Not willing at first to to help search for the man, a samurai weretiger crashing into Carol’s home changes their mind. And there is also Dante “Horror Show” Vianello, still in prison for his part in the seaside town’s epic battle. He is the go-between for his defense lawyer and a shape changer incarcerated in the same facility known as Preacher.

This is urban fantasy that takes creatures of myth and legends and stirs in alien mythology, with the added touch of Lovecraftian horror, to make one hell of a story to read. I cannot wait for the third book in series, Zeus’ Warriors (Legacy of the Gods, Book 3), and the satisfying conclusion I know Mr. West will bring to the readers. 

5 sheep

Pamela Kinney

About the author:
Michael West is the bestselling author of Cinema of Shadows, Skull Full of Kisses, The Wide Game, Spook House, and the critically acclaimed Legacy of the Gods series. He lives and works in the Indianapolis area with his wife, their two children, their turtle, Gamera, and their dog, King Seesar.

West avoids manhole covers and sidewalk grates whenever possible. He just doesn’t know what’s down there, and he’s not sure he wants to find out.

1 comment:

  1. I have to admit I was a little put off by the cover, but it sounds like a really fun read. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us, gonna check it out :)