The Legacy of the Gods, Book 2: Hades’ Disciples (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.

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“Author Michael West continues the story of the first Legacy of the Gods and takes the horror to another level. Introducing a twist in this tale of a battle to allow these shape shifting creatures to take over the world from mankind. This scribe, who also terrified fans with his tales of terror set in Indiana and his short stories, cranks things up with Hades’ Disciples. West writes action that cracks and his stories have a pace that never drags, along with these attributes, his characters are well drawn and his dialogue never hits a false note…Hades’ Disciples is a cracking read and earns a solid five star rating. Do not miss this one, if you are a fan of horror/science fiction and fantasy.”
~ Michael Smith, The Las Vegas Guardian

“5 stars! 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.” ~ I Smell Sheep

“4 stars! This was the second installment of the series and, although Hades’ Disciples could stand on its own, I really appreciated the continuity and getting reacquainted with several of my favorite characters from the last book. I was, once again, impressed by the illustrations and the imagination that went into building these characters. This time the “creatures” felt more substantial and more threatening at the same time. I was particularly intrigued by the Dragon Lady Attorney that was introduced in this one…The ending caught me completely off guard, but now, of course, I need the third installment.” ~ Bitten by Books

“Have you ever read a book that left you thinking that the author must be in on some great universal secret?  Have thoughts like this crossed your mind as you sat reeling from page after page of amazing description of things not of our everyday world that are written as if the author had actually seen them in person?  They must have experienced the terror themselves.  They had to have watched the horror unfold before their very eyes and somehow survived.  Could there really be any other explanation for how a human being could envision such monstrosities and present them on the page with enough vivid description to make it all seem plausible that these things could really exist?  In the case of Michael West and the creatures found within the pages of Hade’s Disciples, I hope for all our sakes that West is just that damn talented!…Michael West has proven time and time again his mastery of the written art.  He does not write a story so much as take you on a journey where he plays a movie within your mind…Action, horror, vividly described monsters, life-like characters, what more could one ask for in a novel?  In the case of a novel by Michael West, you can also expect a well-researched and carefully assembled mythology…West clearly sets himself apart from other lesser-skilled writers as a professional in his piecing together of the lineage and the motives of the characters that creep onto his pages.  While there is definitely a certain Lovecraft feel to West’s work, there is not a moment where he lapses and allows it to be anything but his own. Although his creatures may at times be familiar to us, such as werewolves and yeti, West makes sure that they are still something that we have never quite seen prior to reading his work…My only complaint about this novel just highlights another strength of this amazing story teller. My complaint is likely the same as every fan of this series to date.  The cliffhanger at the end will leave you staring dumbly at the last page, hoping, wishing that you could will more story into existence!  West, yet again, proves that he is a master story teller in his ability to leave us wanting more!” ~ The Rage Circus vs. The Soulless Void

“5 Stars!  This second book delves deeper into the history of these creatures. I learned more about how they came to be here and why.  Werewolves, bats, yeti, satyrs, and many more monsters will keep your hair standing on end…And one heck of a cliffhanger ending!  Just thought I’d warn ya.  Zeus’ Warriors: Book Three in The Legacy of the Gods Series is coming soon and I’ll be there!  If you love monsters, myths and urban fantasy, you’ll love this series and I recommend you give it a go.”

“Once again it is the characters that are the strong points in West’s writing…What I liked the most is how West is using other ideas and giving them a twist to make them his own. There is a lot of talk of how aliens were what created us, the crystal skulls and so on. I don’t want to give away everything, but it was interesting to me how West puts it all together…If you have read Poseidon’s Children and/or Spook House and enjoyed them, I would suggest giving this book a go as well.”
~ Mermaid Heather

“4 Stars!  This is a seriously good series that I wish more people knew about. Michael has written what is a super fun and entertaining urban fantasy that gets the reader hooked and desperate for more… mythological and fantasy creatures tied to modern day… good guys in a race against time to keep the bad guys from implementing their evil plan… Well written characters that are so fascinating to read about I so want to get my hands on book three. You’ll also have a sex scene that will blow your mind. Highly recommended.” ~ Jess Resides Here

“Masterful storytelling! West has succeeded in crafting an intense tale that, dare I say it – has surpassed the already amazing first entry of this series!”


Hades Disciples Kindle


ISBN Number   978-1-941706-00-8  (Trade Paperback)
ISBN Number   978-1-941706-16-9  (Limited Hardcover)
ASIN # B0844NFC8T (Audiobook)
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