The Ascension Series, Books 1-3: Sacrificed in Shadow, Oaths of Blood, and Ruled by Steel

The Ascension Series, Books 1-3: Sacrificed in Shadow, Oaths of Blood, and Ruled by Steel

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by SM Reine
     
 

This urban fantasy boxed set contains the first three novels in The Ascension Series and totals 300,000 words.
 
When it comes to problems involving evil, Elise Kavanagh is the expert in saving the day. Not only is she a legendary demon hunter known as the Godslayer, she’s also the most powerful demon to ever walk the Earth—a

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This urban fantasy boxed set contains the first three novels in The Ascension Series and totals 300,000 words.
 
When it comes to problems involving evil, Elise Kavanagh is the expert in saving the day. Not only is she a legendary demon hunter known as the Godslayer, she’s also the most powerful demon to ever walk the Earth—a once-human creature that other demons now look up to as a deity.

Rylie Gresham is Alpha of the last werewolf pack. They’re hiding from recent government laws regulating preternaturals and trying to avoid conflict.

But someone’s trying to get into Eden. The garden holds secrets too dangerous for anyone to possess, including Elise’s former partner James Faulkner: a half-witch, half-angel bent on becoming God. He doesn’t care what it takes to get into Eden, and the werewolf pack gets trapped at the center of the conflict.

Elise will do anything to keep James—or anyone else—from reaching Eden, even if it means journeying deep into Hell and seizing control of the City of Dis. Trapped between shadow and light, Elise walks a fine line trying to save the world yet again…even if it means losing her friends among the werewolves, the man she once loved, and her soul itself.

ABOUT SACRIFICED IN SHADOW
Lincoln Marshall is a small-town deputy with a very big problem. Six members of his church have been found dead, killed by a rogue werewolf. He’ll have to make a deal with the Devil to save victims that have gone missing—maybe literally. Elise Kavanagh, preternatural investigator and exorcist, is the expert when it comes to violent deaths at the jaws of evil. She’s also among the most powerful demons that Hell has spawned.

Elise jumps at Lincoln’s case, and it’s not just because of his down-home charm. Someone’s laid a trap for her in Northgate, and she wants to find out who. She’ll have to team up with Rylie Gresham, Alpha of the last surviving werewolf pack, to figure out who’s trying to blame the murders on werewolves. Only together can they stop the killings—and uncover the secrets buried in Northgate.

ABOUT OATHS OF BLOOD
Werewolves are immune to every illness and can heal any wound. It should be impossible for one to become possessed by a demon. But that’s exactly what Seth Wilder is facing: a werewolf gone insane from possession. He has no choice but to deliver her to the only exorcist in America, Elise Kavanagh, who also happens to be a powerful demon known as the Godslayer.

Elise is in hiding when Seth and Rylie Gresham, Alpha werewolf, arrive seeking her help. She agrees, but everything has its price. What they learn about the possessed werewolf changes everything—Hell and Earth, the pack, and the future of the entire world…

ABOUT RULED BY STEEL
Elise Kavanagh failed to prevent the Breaking, and now Hell is spilling onto Earth. She’s delved deep into the City of Dis in an attempt to stop the infernal armies–but even the legendary Godslayer is unprepared to face Dis’s fiercest demons, not to mention the responsibility of liberating the humans they’ve enslaved.

On Earth, rogue angel Nash Adamson is wing-deep in damage control after the Breaking, and his fellow angels don’t want to get involved. War is approaching the werewolf sanctuary. If Heaven won’t help them, he’ll have to turn to Hell for salvation.

Everything hinges on who can control the City of Dis. Elise and her allies have no choice but to rule by steel…

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940046253474
Publisher:
Red Iris Books
Publication date:
09/21/2014
Series:
Ascension Series
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
9,757
File size:
2 MB

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The Ascension Series, Books 1-3: Sacrificed in Shadow, Oaths of Blood, and Ruled by Steel 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love all Reines books....they all fit into the same world. Rylie and her wolves are bad ass!
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The first two books of the set were interesting and an enjoyable read. I am currently reading the Preternatural Affairs series by Sara Reine and have enjoyed those books so I wanted to delve further into her world. This series appears to take place well after the Preternatural Affairs series and will provide some spoilers to previous series if you haven't read them yet. Book 1, Sacrificed in Shadow was fun, much like the Preternatural Affairs books. Elise Kavanagh is still learning how to cope with her new abilities and dealing with the betrayal of her former lover. Sacrifice in Shadow delves into the realm of werewolves, angels and demons. Book 2, About Oaths of Blood, expands on the events of book 1. Rylie and the werewolves are back and we see the humanity of the lead Alpha, Rylie. Searching for a killer, the truth behind the murders is far more alarming than the murders themselves. We get to see how good an Alpha werewolf can be in a fight. Book 3, Ruled by Steel, takes you to hell. Elise Kavanagh is trying to save humanity. In order to do this, she must take over Hell, specifically the city of Dis. The tensions of Rylie's decision that caused the death of a good friend haunt the young werewolf as she deals with the repercussions of the second book. The first two books I would give 3.5 stars, while the third 2.5. For some reason Ruled by Steel wasn't as enjoyable for me. If you enjoy SM Reine's books, I would say read this series, but save it for the end, after the events of Reno. ~Author Kevin Moldenhauer
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had the potential to be a great book. I love fantasy and ScFi, but it was a little too far fetched for me. I made myself finish reading the first book just to see if it improved, it didn't. What didn't appeal to me is saying God was trapped and that Adam was God. Changing my religious beliefs even in reading a book just doesn't do it for me. Turned me off.
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