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The Descent Series, Books 1-3: Death's Hand, The Darkest Gate, and Dark Union

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

Oh, man. I've already bought these books! Still, they're a ver

Oh, man. I've already bought these books! Still, they're a very good, intense read and full of free (at the time I'm writing this review) so try them out!

The series stars Elise Kavanagh, a rarity among demon hunters, being female, and James Faulkner, her bonded pa...
Oh, man. I've already bought these books! Still, they're a very good, intense read and full of free (at the time I'm writing this review) so try them out!

The series stars Elise Kavanagh, a rarity among demon hunters, being female, and James Faulkner, her bonded partner. They hunt demons and creepy things of all sorts, but, wait! So not your normal series and so not preachy or uncomfortably religious even with angels and demons. These books are dark, fast paced, and the stakes climb and climb and climb until you swear there is absolutely no way to get out of the pickle they’ve fallen into. Did I mention intense? Very intense. I couldn’t put them down.

Light romance, so probably not for those who need some angst and crushing in their paranormal fiction. Or dark fantasy? A little hazy on the genre. Perfect fit for me though, just enough romance to be believable, and it’s not the focus of the story.

posted by ReneeKytokorpi on November 2, 2013

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Most Helpful Critical Review

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

I'm still trying to decide if I like the book

I"m a great fan of Jim Butcher's Dresden Files and this series is certainly in the mode - seems almost patterned after them. It ALMOST pulls it off. The writing is pretty good. The plot is not bad. However, the writer seems stuck in a formula of jumping from a previ...
I"m a great fan of Jim Butcher's Dresden Files and this series is certainly in the mode - seems almost patterned after them. It ALMOST pulls it off. The writing is pretty good. The plot is not bad. However, the writer seems stuck in a formula of jumping from a previous foreshadowing event to the current event. In Butcher's books, or in the Richard Kadry Sandman Slim books, the back story comes out over the course of the story and enriches it. In the first of these books (the only one a finished) the jumping around was just distracting. The author does not seem to have mastered using the backstory to enhance instead of distract. I finished the first book - constantly asking myself if I really wanted to spend more time reading it. I barely started the second in the series and immediately saw the same formula being used. I set it aside and I'm not sure I'll go back to finish the lsat 2 in the series. Too bad. The author ALMOST got it right.

posted by treehouse_reader on November 3, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2014

    Unexpected

    Very good read. Well put together.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 26, 2014

    Great series.  Recommend to anyone who likes fantasy.

    Great series.  Recommend to anyone who likes fantasy.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2014

    Book

    It was a bit confusing in places, but a good read all together. I recomend it. Elisa and james are great parters. Could not put it down.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2014

    The Desendants

    Fantastic writing. Keeps you on the edge of your seat. I couldn't put it down!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2014

    Anonymous

    Loving this series

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2014

    I LOVE THESE BOOKS!!

    I was hooked right away and so sad when i was done! I have gone on to read many more of her books as well and i haven't been let down yet.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

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    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2013

    :)

    Is this a good book for a14 yer old

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2013

    Cool dark book

    It is a cool book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2013

    Amazing

    Loved these a should and must read!

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  • Posted December 12, 2013

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    I found this author through the Magic after Dark books. I was to

    I found this author through the Magic after Dark books. I was totally into finding out more about Elise and James! I love these two. I started kinda in the middle but I went and read the first three books and now I am on the 4th book, looking forward to the next one. I love the story line, the characters are great. I love her attitude she rocks!  

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2013

    Good free book

    Good

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2013

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    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2013

    I just could not stop reading

    One of the best series that i have read in a while

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2013

    Love to read

    I just couldn't get into the story. I ended up skipping around and still understood what was going on.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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