Ruled by Steel (The Ascension Series, #3)

Ruled by Steel (The Ascension Series, #3)

by SM Reine

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Only a demon can save the souls trapped in Hell.

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 Palace of Dis. Elise and her allies have no choice but to rule by steel…

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151718264
Publisher: Red Iris Books
Publication date: 01/02/2016
Series: Ascension Series , #3
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 177,842
File size: 1 MB

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Ruled by Steel 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
TinaR19 More than 1 year ago
Ruled by Steel is the third book in the Ascension series and I think it is the most intense story so far. If you like a strong heroine that can take care of herself and is not afraid of a fight, then this is a series that you will want to read. I do recommend that you read the books in order or you could get confused if you read this story first.   Elise is back and she’s battling the demons in Hell, while trying to decide what to do with all the human slaves she’s found. She has never had an issue with fighting evil, but even with the help of friends that she hadn’t realized she truly has she is not prepared for what she has to face in order to take over the Palace of Dis and keep the demons from taking over Earth. Rogue angel Nash Adamson is fighting the demons that have already made it to Earth after the Breaking while Elise is battling below. Since the other angels want nothing to do with the fighting he is on his own, but he’s determined that he’ll turn to Elise for help if he has to because the war is getting too close to the werewolf sanctuary and he will protect them no matter what. Will they be able to join together enough forces to destroy Hell, or will fighting Hell be the end for all of them? I received an e-ARC of this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved every book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
280 pages and I am continuing on with glle towards more duplicity of unique heros and heroines
dicoop More than 1 year ago
if you are into the para normal, these books are great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once I read the first book I was hooked. I read each one and immediately bought the next. Loved the entire Ascension series, couldn't wait for each book. Well written, fast paced with characters you come to care about and root for. A fantastic series!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all the action and fighting. The momemtum builds as you read the book.
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Bex_n_Books More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Nicole Disclosure: This ebook was provided by the author in exchange for an HONEST and not necessarily positive review. This is the third instalment of Reine’s Ascension series and just like its namesake these books just keep going higher and higher in my estimation. The momentum pushes forward, the excitement escalates and the characters development progresses in every possible way. This one follows on from the cataclysmic events of the previous Oaths in Blood and Hell is about to spew forth and reign on earth which is where our protagonist steps up to do battle with her band of merry men…well, merry lycanthrope, angels and Greys anyway. The opening scenes are something out of a Hollywood blockbuster horror movie, sinister and thrilling and just portrays how utterly fearless and empowering Elise is, the lengths she is now willing to go to in order to fight for humanity. Elise is however still ultimately struggling with her champion mantle. Our ever-reluctant heroine really steps up to the plate in this beauty of a book none more so than when in the opening sequence of events where she helps liberate trapped human slaves. Her conscience is starting to make a lot of decisions for her now rather than her indifferent ‘I should probably help here because it’s expected of me’ usual stance on things. Ruled by Steele is a hell of a lot more violent and blood thirsty than the previous ones and that’s saying somethin’. I has a lot of descriptive writing rather than an abundance of dialogue between people, so we’re getting a kind of 300 slow motion blood spatter type of deal in imagining the battle scenes which to me is pretty awesome as what generally happens in these books is a whole lot of build up that fizzles out just when it should be kicking some lethal demon ass. That’s definitely not the case here. But the missing or rather scaled back dialogue kind of detracted from the experience of the book for me just a little bit because I like a lot of interaction between my characters. As with the first introduction of James, I’m still on tenterhooks to discover if he and Elise get their happy-ever-after or at least if James gets absolution from his past mistakes with her and she reaches a level of forgiveness but Elise and James are such great complex characters and James indeed is one of those great multifaceted characters, believing in the greater cause but causing greater pain or destruction in order to accomplish what he thinks is right. So is he ever really allowed to be labelled a good guy? Summer, Nash and the werewolves all round out a catalogue of characters and if you haven’t associated with them before or even read the first two books, it would be quite easy to fall by the way-side on who was who and why exactly so many side characters appear and steal a good chunk of Elise and James limelight. And maybe that’s the point S.M Reine wants to make. Maybe the Ascension series isn’t supposed to have one hero/heroine standing alone, maybe the point is that a battle can’t be waged or won without a lot of effort and aid from your supporting army, and like I’ve said before we never truly have a shining example of a female and male hero, they’re flawed and for being so inhuman they all harbour very real human characteristics and tendencies. Ruled by Steele is another shining example of paranormal writing at its best. When Elise is in Hell you can pretty much feel the heat through Reine’s depiction and when you’re in battle you can feel the adrenaline pouring through you as if you were involved. I honestly hope this series goes on for at least another couple of books and my hope is too that the Elise/James love saga gives me a satisfactory conclusion. Amazing stuff.
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I really am enjoying this series, I know there is 7 books in the series. I hope it ends well.
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