Darkness Descending

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Darkness Descending

A Novel of the Vampire Armageddon, #1

Darkness Descending by Devyn Quinn is one of The Vampire Armageddon series and follows Jesse Burke, a human who was infected more than a year ago by the Telave and now harbors a demon within her but who has managed to resist its insidious attraction, unlike a typical victim. She crosses paths with the Palindrome Maddox deValois who reluctantly brings her into the small circle that is struggling to continue the war against vampires who are seeking to enslave all humans. Jesse is searching for her twin Amanda whom she fears has been converted to an evil demon but Maddox has a suspicion that Jesse herself may be a key figure in the struggle between good and evil, if she only lives long enough to fulfill her destiny. The hierarchy of vampires include the Consanguines and their rulers the Monarchs and the Monarch of New Orleans, Amonate, has her own plans for Jesse. Maddox has his own personal demons to fight as well as past history with Amonate which makes his dark attraction to the tormented Jesse less than healthy for both of them. The constant struggle against the threat of addiction plagues these reluctant champions for the defense of humankind and it is questionable whether their internal struggles will allow them to be effective against the monsters they face. There is a fine line between allies who are willing to kill you and enemies who want to destroy you and both Maddox and Jesse may need to become excellent tap dancers if they want to continue their respective existences.

A dark urban fantasy that conjures up the depressing atmosphere of post-Katrina New Orleans compounded by the presence of an overpowering presence of a rapidly growing enemy force. The tortured characters and their physical and mental traumas make this a gritty and sometimes uncomfortable read that reminds us that everyone has imperfections and obstacles to face but it is how one compensates or overcomes their faults that separates the victims from victors. A thought-provoking read.


Book Blurb for Darkness Descending

Fallen angels in the form of vampires are infecting humans one by one, creating an army fit for Armageddon. Jesse Burke, driven by vengeance to destroy the vampiric angels, has been protecting New Orleans from the onslaught, unaware that she has a much greater destiny awaiting her in the face of the oncoming apocalypse...


Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2011 4.00