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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

13 out of 13 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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6 out of 6 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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  • 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 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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