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THE DESCENT

The Descent
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Inspiration for The Taker novels
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Of all the universe's forces, the most mysterious,
confounding, and humbling is the power of love.

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?

Winner RT Reviewers Choice Award for Best Paranormal Worldbuilding

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Praise

"With a surprising twist that explains much of the mythology of the series, this thrilling conclusion is a can't-miss entry for fans who have followed Lanny's journey from 1800s New England to contemporary times. And it's utterly impossible to put down."
   —Booklist

"This story resonates with spirit, blending myth with reality, tragedy with triumph, the pages oozing with passion into a compelling saga. Sharp as a broken piece of glass, crisply plotted, way ahead of anything and everything in the pack."
   —Steve Berry, bestselling author of THE KING'S DECEPTION

"A satisfying finale to an intense and spellbinding series...The three books make up a beautiful story executed perfectly from start to finish... The Descent is a haunting, unforgettable tale of love, passion and humanity."
   —RT Book Reviews

"Katsu...displays a gift for making fantastical landscapes appear real."
   —Publishers Weekly

"Blows me away with the beauty and creativity of the world building...a masterful conclusion to what may be one of the best trilogies I've ever read."
   —Fresh Fiction

"The perfect conclusion to a stunning trilogy—highly, highly recommended"
   —Jenn's Bookshelves

"What makes Lanore such a compelling heroine, and what makes this series so indelible: While her journey is set in an extraordinary world, her need to love and be loved is fundamental. Her passions are our passions, her weaknesses are our weaknesses, and her quest for a perfect love is every woman's quest for a satisfied heart."
   —Jamie Brenner, Heroes and Heartbreakers

"This isn't a vampire trilogy; it's something entirely new. It's smart, sophisticated, and utterly shocking; if you have delicate sensibilities, you may prefer not to pick up these books. But if you're an adventurous reader and enjoy beautiful writing and characters you can't even imagine, Katsu's trilogy is an absolute must read."
   —S. Krishna's Books

"This is one book that is a must read... an ending I did not see coming."
   —Night Owl Reviews

"Beautifully written with fleshed out characters and an engaging conclusion... Katsu has created the most unusual and dark characters yet she managed to make me fall in love with them all... The Descent was decadent, and all of the questions and puzzle pieces fell into place... The Descent was a brilliant, well crafted ending to this dark trilogy."
   —Caffeinated Book Reviewer

"While the ending wasn't one I would have wanted in the first book, by the time it happened, I LOVED it. I thought it was absolutely perfect and helped me put the series away in my mind, it was the definition of closure... I cannot recommend this series more highly for those who love strange, gritty, dark books that will shock you but keep you riveted to the pages. The Descent was the perfect end to a great series."
   —Book Addiction

"The Descent is one of my most anticipated reads...and I must say Ms. Katsu did an amazing job."
   —Under the Covers

"An age-old love story... all around a great book."
   —Falcata Times