The Descent (Paperback)

By Alma Katsu

Gallery Books, 9781451651829, 334pp.

Publication Date: January 7, 2014



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?

Praise For The Descent

"Brilliant series"

-RT Book Reviews

"More than a wee bit dark, and super sexy. . . "

-Cosmopolitan UK

"Beautiful, mesmerizing."

-Library Journal

"A spellbinding journey through time."

-New York Times bestselling author Danielle Trussoni

"Alma Katsu's searing tale of otherworldly lovers and eternal obsession will seduce you from page one. . . . The Taker is as irresistible as the hauntingly beautiful, pleasure-seeking immortals who scorch its pages. You have to experience it for yourself!"

-#1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole

"This is a greatbook. And by great, I mean, devastatingly so, like reading The ScarletLetter, while riding a roller coaster, on acid. Seductive, daring, soaring,and ultimately gut-wrenching. . . ."

-New York Times

"Imaginative, wholly original. . . . Mesmerizing."

-Booklist (starred review)