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The Darkest Gate (The Descent Series Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

SM Reine
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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…

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 460 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1937733076
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Red Iris Books; 1 edition (4 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0080RED3U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #340,240 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Hi everyone! My name is Sara, and I write urban fantasy novels as SM Reine. I collect swords, cat hair, and typewriters (which I do use for writing!). It's a good day when those three things have nothing to do with each other.

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A few fun facts about me:
- The #1 song on the day I was born was "Never Gonna Give You Up" by Rick Astley, which means my life is a Rickroll.
- I have three black cats and one black dog, but it's not an obsession, I swear.
- I am a full time writer these days, which means I will never wear a pair of heels to the office again. Viva la sweatpants!

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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book 13 April 2014
By Andy
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Very good book and have read each in the series to date looking forward to the next book in this very exciting series
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5.0 out of 5 stars The darkest gate(#2) 5 Dec 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Edge of you seat reading ,couldn't put it down this author captivated the essence of the characters bring them to life worth every penny.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Elise descends into darkness 6 Nov 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Each book in the series is great!

Anthony has killed one daimarachnid (giant spider) with Elise's help so as the shield to her sword, he's rather lacking but he's still trying his best as would any good sidekick. Dr. Stephanie's jealousy of the relationship between James and Elise continues to drive a wedge between them leading Elise to rely less and less upon James. My heart broke for Elise when she tells James that he's all she needs and asks why she isn't enough and he responds with his need to marry and have children. A low blow since no female kopis is able to bear children.

The introduction of the sexy, mysterious and frankly dangerous Thom adds a possible future love interest for Elise, unfortunately he's in service to the Night Hag who's awoken and is rather vicious after her long hibernation.

In this book the reader is given hints as to why Elise was surrounded by a dozen dead angels in Death's Hand; the reason that she always wears gloves and why she is accorded the title of "Godslayer". She endures blow after blow including the loss of her business; her apartment and worst of all the loss of someone she loves.
*I read the free epub version on smashwords. Review also published on smashwords.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVED "The Darkest Gate" 1 Nov 2013
By humanitysdarkerside VINE VOICE
Format:Kindle Edition
I think my favorite part of "The Darkest Gate" is the way S.M. Reine writes Elise's pain. Her emotional baggage is at least ten sizes larger than her and the manner she deals with other creatures (human or not) reflects that. Emotional pain eats you up and makes itself so much at home that you forget that it is there. But your interactions will reflect the depth of your pain and the extent to which you work to keep a lid on it. For once the lid comes off, man. Well, it's an experience.

Elise's awkwardness is not only due to her emotional pain. As we get snippets of her past we see that the main focus of her parents has been to train her to fight and to repress her feelings. At 14 James found her (see "Death's Hand") and her career as a kopis began. No wonder Elise has no time for the niceties.

Another factor influences Elise's interactions with others. In 1999 (as you will discover in this novel) Elise went to a gynecologist to figure out what her problem was. Her discovery shocked her and created another wound to place in her casket of pain.

How much influence this next factor has had on Elise's way of dealing with the world, I do not know, but I imagine quite a deal. The life of kopis and aspis is not an easy one. It requires a great deal of dedication and sacrifice. There is no glory and no wealth in the life of keeping humanity safer from other creatures. At one point James tells us that:

"hope for was dying in the service of mankind. The idea of being able to settle down was equally tempting and disappointing, since he knew it was something he couldn't have. He couldn't afford to eat on many days."

We get several realistic descriptions of their situations. My parents grew up with poverty, my dad with hunger.
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5.0 out of 5 stars just Love 27 Oct 2013
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I just love these books all intwined with other stories and books.
I have told others about these books they are so good.
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