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This is a collection of the first three titles in The Descent Series, which are gritty urban fantasy books about an exorcist, a witch, and their battles against the forces of Heaven and Hell. (Approx. 200,000 words total.)

Books included:
1. Death's Hand
2. The Darkest Gate
3. Dark Union

Elise Kavanagh doesn't want to hunt demons anymore. It's been five years since she killed her last enemy, and life has been quiet since then. She went to college. Got a job, and then lost it. Made a friend or two. Lived a normal life. Now her former partner, a powerful witch named James Faulkner, wants Elise to fight one more time. The daughter of a coven member has been possessed, and Elise is the only exorcist nearby.

Becoming a hero again would mean risking discovery by old enemies. But digging into the case reveals that it might already be too late--bodies are disappearing, demons slither through the night, and the cogs of apocalypse are beginning to turn. Some enemies aren't willing to let the secrets of the past stay dead...

When Elise Kavanagh retired from demon hunting, she swore it would be permanent. But an attack from a powerful necromancer forced her back into the business, and now she's trying to balance her normal boyfriend and normal job with everything supernatural.

Mr. Black is a demon hunter gone rogue. He's enslaving angels and stealing ethereal artifacts in pursuit of forbidden immortality, and an old grudge drives him to make his final stand in Elise's territory. Destroying her life and killing her friends isn't the goal, but it's a definite perk.

A demonic overlord offers to join against Mr. Black and protect Elise's loved ones. All she needs to do is ally with the demons she's sworn to kill, at the cost of her morals--and maybe her immortal soul. But once she crosses that line, there's no turning back.

Nothing is sacred when Heaven and Hell collide on Earth...

Every fifty years, the most powerful ethereal and infernal beings convene on Earth to resolve conflicts with mediation by kopides--humans born to police relations between Heaven and Hell. They're meeting in Elise Kavanagh's territory this year, and she used to be the greatest kopis in the world. But she's not invited.

An old friend, Lucas McIntyre, asks her to attend the summit in his place. But when she arrives, she discovers that a human faction called The Union has taken charge of the summit, and they're not playing nice. Worse yet, someone has killed a prominent Union member... and now they're demanding blood.

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The Descent Series, Books 1-3: Death's Hand, The Darkest Gate, and Dark Union
Average rating
4.4 / 5
Pretty good
June 22nd, 2014
Pretty good. Took me a bit to get into the story as it jumped back and forth from this time frame to that to present day. Otherwise good. :)
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Awesome series
June 8th, 2014
I loved reading these first three books. Its a really good series right down my alley. Can't wait to read the next book.
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April 15th, 2014
Great book!!! Could not put it down...now onto book 4 in the series!!!
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Best read in a long time
April 12th, 2014
One of the best starts to a series that I have read yet. I look forward to purchasing and reading the rest of the series.
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
December 23rd, 2013
Had not read this author before...lots of blood and gore, but not so much to make it unreadable...
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November 24th, 2013
These first three books had me biting my nails, I just love books of the paranormal I will definitely reread it.
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1 review
Great everyone should read them
November 10th, 2013
Excellent starting part soon 4
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