The Descent

Book Three of the Taker Trilogy

The Descent is the final installment of the Taker Trilogy and man does it pack a wallop. I never expected to find myself totally immersed in this story. Alma did not pull any punches. The reader is sure to enjoy all the twists and turns in The Descent and the surprise ending. I know I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

We return to the story of Lanore, Jonathon, and Adair as they make a journey to the queen of the underworld's lair to bargain for the life of Jonathon. Many challenges face Lanore and Adair along the way, along with the fact that Lanore’s feelings for Adair have not changed, nor his for her. Can they make a bargain with the queen of the underworld for Jonathon? Will they both come to terms with what they feel for each other and find themselves even better than they were before?

This is one book that is a must read, with all the twists and turns, as well as an ending that completely caught me by surprise.

Book Blurb for The Descent

The final installment in the “mesmerizing” (Booklist, starred review) and addictive trilogy—find out who truly holds the key to Lanny’s heart and whether she’ll be reunited with her beloved in this gripping supernatural tale of magic, lust, and longing.

Lanore McIlvrae has been on the run from Adair for hundreds of years, dismayed by his mysterious powers and afraid of his

violent—even murderous—temper. She betrayed Adair’s trust and imprisoned him behind a stone wall to save Jonathan, the love of her life. When Adair was freed 200 years later, she was sure that he would find her and make her existence a living hell. But things turned out far different than she’d imagined.

Four years later, Lanore has tracked Adair to his mystical island home, where he has been living in self-imposed exile, to ask for a favor. She wants Adair to send her to the hereafter so she may beg the Queen of the Underworld to release Jonathan, whom she has been keeping as her consort. Will Lanore honor her promise to Adair to return? Or is her intention to reunite with Jonathan at any cost?

Of all the forces of the universe, the most mysterious, confounding, and humbling is the power of love. The epic story of love and loss, magic and destiny that began with The Taker and sparked a chase around the world in The Reckoning comes to a surprising conclusion with The Descent.

Night Owl Reviews Jan, 2014 5.00