POSEIDON’S CHILDREN by HWA Member Michael West
Author: Michael West
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.
Poseidon s Children is some of Michael West’s best writing and storytelling! —Maurice Broaddus, author of King Maker
It’s Clive Barker meets Clive Cussler. A real page-turner! —Marc Morriston, WNCT-TV
Michael West has created a story that is as much event driven as it is character driven, with several characters offering viewpoints for the action and mystery to play out. Michael doesn’t hold back on the gruesomeness, either. The introductory scene involving the shark attack gives a pretty clear idea that there will be more horrific elements than what readers might expect from conventional urban fantasy. What comes as no surprise, however, is the richly laid out history of the underwater progeny that are making their presence known. And by the time you reach the third act, all bets are off, and you wonder just where the story is going to lead in the next book. Poseidon’s Children is a strong blend of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror, and it seems like it s about time some Atlantian-style source material got the spotlight. —The Rabid Fox
Publisher: Seventh Star Press
Release Date: 03/20/2012