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Books authored by Michael Lynes 


Time For Blood


Blood is mightier than the Sword
Dev and Tray are back but has their TIME finally come? Cronos holds all the cards, and even Gaia may not be powerful enough to stop him. The world-destroying - exciting conclusion of the Award-Winning Blood Series - Time For Blood - is out now!






First Blood


The Adventures Continue! Follow Dev and Tray as they battle for the Heart of Creation against a foe whose plans have taken millennia to come to fruition. Can they find the Key to that will unlock the hidden power before all is lost? Or will their enemy draw First Blood?






Destroyer's Blood


Meet Dev - Master Thief with a Magic Sword named BETRAYER...

Destroyer's Blood - Book 1 of The Blood Series:
Winner - Finalist 2019 IAN Book of the Year Awards - category FANTASY
SOLO Medalist - New Apple Summer EBook 2019 - Young Adult FANTASY
WINNER - Readers Favorite SILVER Medal - 2019 - Fantasy
Winner Indie B.R.A.G Medallion
Winner New Apple Literary Official Selection - FANTASY

Dev shook his head, spitting out dust and rock chips. The last rays of the setting sun stained the ground crimson. "Betrayer," he murmured, ears still ringing from the terrific explosion, "we have a problem."
The cryptic message from Olympus changes everything... One moment Devcalion and Betrayer are free, climbing up Half Dome without a care in the world, the next they are dragged into battle with the Destroyer, Zeus's ancient foe.
The Dark Power is merciless, and time is running out. It's up to Dev and Tray to try to stop him, or the world of men and gods is doomed.
Book One of the Blood Series - Destroyer's Blood by award-winning author - Michael Lynes




Reader's Favorite FIVE STARS!

Reviewed By Christian Sia for Readers’ Favorite

Destroyer's Blood: The Adventures of Devcalion is the first entry in The Blood Series by Michael Lynes, a gripping fantasy with strong hints of Greek mythology. Meet Devcalion, “Dev,” a demigod, son of Prometheus and nephew of Zeus. He has a telepathic sword and a very close friend called Betrayer, "Tray". When we encounter Dev, he and his friend are climbing up Half Dome. An encounter with Hermes changes everything, driving Dev to the last place he wants to be — Mt. Olympus. Dev and Tray are pulled into a war they never bargained for, a war against the greatest enemy of Zeus. With the darkest power in the universe bent on wreaking havoc, do they have any chance of surviving? 

Michael Lynes’ novel will have a strong appeal for fans of Rick Riordan. The author creates characters that readers will love and enriches them with powerful links to the mythical world most readers have grown to adore. It begins with a stream of consciousness, a kind of soliloquy that exposes the complexities in Dev's personality, who happens to be the narrator. The first person narrative voice is irresistible, and it draws the reader into the worldview of the main character, making them feel the heat of the action that punctuates the narrative. 

Destroyer's Blood: The Adventures of Devcalion is filled with vivid descriptions and the story is infused with a rare sense of realism. Although the setting is an imaginary mythological world, it is filled with elements and details that reflect human reality. The conflict is phenomenal and defines the excitement the reader experiences as they follow the compelling characters. I enjoyed the humor, the beauty of the prose, and the focused, skillfully crafted scenes.


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It's In The Blood


Book Zero of The BLOOD SERIES
Dev is a master thief with a magic sword called Betrayer.  Can he and Tray find a way to stop his Titan father before his dark nature overwhelms him? Will Betrayer's frustrated love for Dev be revealed? It's in the BLOOD....
SPECIAL ADDITION - the first four chapters of Book One - DESTROYER's BLOOD are added to this new edition!





The Fat Man Gets Out Of Bed
collected shorter stories

Thirteen new stories by the multi-award winning author of “There is a Reaper” – “The Fat Man Gets Out of Bed” is about fathers and sons, gods and demi-gods, beings both macabre and sublime. Passion blossoms between unusual bedfellows, and in unique circumstances. Newly created worlds abound, exploring depths of pain and loss and boundless joy. Gods and mythological creatures are joined in epic battle and we confront the strange hungers that bind man and his creations in forbidden love.

Each of these tales will surprise, twists that are certain to please. Ranging from the sublime to the macabre to the bitter-sweet, this novel-length collection will leave the reader breathless with laughter brimming with tears and trembling with suspense.


There Is A Reaper

FIVE-YEAR-OLD CHRISTOPHER AARON has always been a whirlwind of heroic action, leading his brothers into all sorts of youthful mischief. A mysterious illness suddenly plunges him and his family into a frightening nightmare of hospitals and doctors and extreme therapies far from his small-town home. Can his doctors diagnose his strange disease? How will he and his family adapt to a bizarre new world they have been thrust into?
Heart-wrenching, searing, and powerful, There is a Reaper immerses the reader into Christopher's intense struggle against his pitiless foe as he matures and transforms in the white heat of his epic battle.​

LISTEN to the FREE Audible Sample


Released as a unabridged Audio Book for both Amazon Audible and iTunes - There Is A Reaper is narrated wonderfully by Gerald Zimmerman. Mr Zimmerman's voice brings this heartbreaking story to life, adding a complete new dimension to this award winning memoir.

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