The Descent is the third and final installment in Katsu’s electrifying Taker trilogy. It’s a satisfying finale to an intense and spellbinding series. While I’m sorry that it has to come to an end, the three books make up a beautiful story executed perfectly from start to finish. After I turned the final page, I wanted to pick them up and read them all again from the beginning. The Descent is a haunting, unforgettable tale of love, passion and humanity.
Lanore McIlvrae has been on the run from her lover, Adair, for centuries. Afraid of his power and his violent temper, she is guilty of the ultimate betrayal: locking him away in order to save the love of her life, Jonathan. After 200 years of captivity, Adair is freed, and Lanore dreads that he will find her to exact revenge. But four years after Adair’s release, Lanore finds herself seeking Adair out, needing him to grant her a favor. She wants him to send her to the hereafter to rescue Jonathan, who she believes is being held by the Queen of the Underworld. Lanore promises Adair she will return. But can she trust Lanore to hold up to her end of the bargain if he gives her what she desires, or does she simply want to be reunited with Jonathan at any cost? (GALLERY, Jan., 352 pp., $16.00)