April 11, 2014

The Descent : Review

The Descent (The Taker Trilogy #3)
by Alma Katsu
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 ever 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 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.
My Review
Lanore has spent her life trying to get away from Adair. She has always known of him to be evil and only out for his own gain. Now she needs to track him down because she needs him to help her get Jonathan back. She finds him on a deserted island begins to really understand the man he is. She finds Jonathan is the consort of the Queen of the Underworld. She must go there to get him back and she has to make an agreement with Adair to get him agree to help her. She has to decide how far she will go to save Jonathan and what she really wants.

This is a thrilling conclusion to The Taker series. It has so many twist and turns I did not see coming that it kept me turning the pages to see more of the fantastic characters. Lanore has showed many sides in this series. In this one we see her having many regrets and really wanting to make things right. She faces up to her fear of Adair to get his help. Adair really surprised me in this book as we see a new side of him as well. When you first see him again he seems depressed and really down. He isn't up to his usually tricks and while he has his own agenda he still seems to have a good heart. Adding in a trip to the Underworld and all the new characters make this a whole new world to discover and love. I won't give any spoilers but I will say you are in for lots of shocks and turns. I love how it ended even if I never saw it coming it was a delightful surprise especially for me who would have never thought it. If you haven't ever read this series I highly recommend it.
4 out of 5 Bats~Pam

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