The Descent Series

9 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 371 ratings

Death's Hand, the Darkest Gate, and Dark Union Publisher's Summary

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.

©2011-2013 SM Reine (P)2013 Red Iris Books
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  • Book 1-3

    • Death's Hand, the Darkest Gate, and Dark Union

    • The Descent Series, Books 1-3
    • By: SM Reine
    • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
    • Length: 25 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 107

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, okay narrator

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-11-15

    Regular price: $29.95

  • Book 1

    • Death's Hand

    • By: SM Reine
    • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 45

    Policing relations between Heaven, Hell, and Earth is messy and violent, but Elise Kavanagh and James Faulkner excelled at it - until coming across a job so brutal that even they couldn't stand to see one more dead body. Now they've been pretending to be normal for five years, leaving their horrific history a dark secret. Elise works in an office. James owns a business. None of their friends realize they used to be one of the world's best killing teams. After years of hiding, something stirs. Bodies are vanishing. Demons scurry in the shadows of the night. A child has been possessed.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • narration, not so good

    • By KK on 07-06-15

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • The Darkest Gate

    • The Descent Series, Book 2
    • By: SM Reine
    • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    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 a final stand in Elise's territory.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I LOVE THIS SERIES!

    • By Robin Rains on 05-05-15

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 3

    • Dark Union

    • The Descent Series, Book 3
    • By: SM Reine
    • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
    • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The evil female That everyone wants to be. . .with

    • By krop on 06-08-14

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 4

    • Damnation Marked

    • The Descent Series, Book 4
    • By: SM Reine
    • Narrated by: Kate Udall
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    There's something in the earth deep below Elise Kavanagh's territory. A shadow is falling upon local demons to devour their flesh and harvest their souls. And it's coming for Elise next. The Union has an easy way out. They want to send Elise into hiding again with her former partner, James Faulkner. All she has to do is surrender the territory and trust that they can protect the ethereal ruins, the dark gate, and the city she's come to know as home

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very enjoyable

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-15-15

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 5

    • Dire Blood

    • The Descent Series, Book 5
    • By: S M Reine
    • Narrated by: Kate Udall
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    Elise Kavanagh died while killing the mother of all demons, and her fight should be over. But nothing is ever that easy where the Godslayer is concerned. Elise has been resurrected - and she came back as a demon.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great book in the series

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-16-15
    • The Descent Series, Book 5
    • By: S M Reine
    • Narrated by: Kate Udall
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Release date: 08-21-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 46 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 6

    • Defying Fate

    • The Descent Series, Volume 6
    • By: SM Reine
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    Elise Kavanagh has exorcised demons, slain gods, and come back from the dead. And she's done it all with the help of James Faulkner: a powerful witch, and the only person Elise has ever loved or trusted. But now the worst has happened. The Treaty protecting humanity from war between angels and demons has fallen. Elise has been taken by her greatest enemy. And James may be responsible for all of it....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good as the rest

    • By Patrick Till on 11-19-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 7

    • Paradise Damned: An Urban Fantasy Novel

    • The Descent Series
    • By: S. M. Reine
    • Narrated by: Kate Udall
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Elise Kavanagh is being held captive without weapons or allies. The only way out of the garden is to kill God Himself. James Faulkner's son has been taken by Metaraon, but James is caught in Limbo and helpless to save him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • BEYOND PHENOMENAL!

    • By Robin Rains on 05-07-15

    Regular price: $24.95