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The Descent

Book Three of the Taker Trilogy

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Alma Katsu’s acclaimed trilogy—a supernatural epic that began with The Taker and sparked a chase around the world in The Reckoning—comes to a stunning conclusion, and brings Lanore McIlvrae to a final encounter with Adair, her powerful nemesis.

Dismayed by Adair’s otherworldly powers and afraid of his passionate temper, Lanore has run from him across time, even imprisoning him behind a wall for two centuries to save Jonathan, her eternal love. But instead of punishing her for her betrayal, Adair declared his love for Lanore once more and set her free.

Now, Lanore has tracked Adair to his mystical island home to ask for one last favor. The Queen of the Underworld is keeping Jonathan as her consort, and Lanore wants Adair to send her to the hereafter so that she may beg for his release. Will she honor her promise to return to Adair? Or is her true intention to be reunited with Jonathan at any cost?

Customer Reviews


I thought Descent was being released May 2013. Now I have to wait until Jan. 2014? I'm disappointed.

Not exactly what I was hoping for

After reading the other two books in this trilogy, I guess I expected more from the ending. I liked the historical flashbacks in their lives and at times the suspense was pretty good, but the whole God and Cosmos part that commenced about 2/3 through was not really fleshed out enough or what I expected from this author. Considering the violence and decadence of the first book and the way past events carried over into the second book, this book seemed sort of apologetic or just uninspired. I wanted passion from these two characters finally getting to their conclusion and I was disappointed.

Disappointed... :-/

I loved the first two books and have sang praises to all my friends on Ms Katsu's first two in the trilogy. I have been anticipating this last book since the release of the second one! So I read this in one sitting and was left very disappointed. I loved her characters in the book and I feel cheated in this third book. I didn't mind the Underworld/cosmos subject but felt there wasn't much of a story. Especially after all Lanny and Adair had went through and their history. It seemed Ms Katsu was rushed and trying to finish it. It just ended and I was left feeling empty handed. I felt there was so many things left unsaid. I adore the first two books and the short stories as well... But this one lacked for me. I'm a huge fan, but disappointed In the ending. :-(

The Descent
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Literary
  • Published: Jan 07, 2014
  • Publisher: Gallery Books
  • Seller: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc.
  • Print Length: 352 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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