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.
Now the most powerful witch in the world - the man that Elise has loved for over 10 years - has been dragged to Hell and accused of violating an ancient treaty. Elise is the only one who can save James from eternal Hellfire. It means following him into Hell to face inhuman urges, the secrets in her past, and the horror in her future, but Elise will do anything to save James. Anything.
The Godslayer's fight isn't over yet. It's only just beginning....
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Creative Deeds Reads Review
It’s been almost exactly 5 years since I read Dire Blood the first time as an ebook and I forgot how intense it was. I think listening to it this time instead of reading it upped that intensity…
Even given the length of time that’s passed since I last read Dire Blood, I was still kind of surprised about how much I forgot. I honestly shouldn’t have surprised me that much though because a LOT happens in this book. There’s also a lot of back story, which I really loved. It gave readers a glimpse of where Elise and James came from and how they got to where they were.
Dire Blood is a book of loyalty and betrayal. It’s also about love and family and how the two don’t always go hand in hand. There’s also not a lot of down time. Elise, James and everyone around them spends most the book literally fighting for their lives.
If you haven’t read Dire Blood yet, brace yourself for one heck of a cliff hanger. This book was kind of a turning point in the Descent series for me. It made me admire one character even more than I did before and it was the beginning of my extreme dislike of another. That character eventually won me over – but it took a couple more series in the Descentverse for that to happen.
Once again, if you haven’t read any books by this author, there’s pretty much something for everyone. If you’ve been here before, you probably already know that I started with the Seasons of the Moon series and have read pretty much everything in the Descentverse and beyond. Next up in the Descent series is Defying Fate, which I picked up again. If you want to see what else S.M. Reine has to offer readers, she has a complete printable list and reading order on her website. You’re welcome! 😉
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- Amazon Customer
Another great book in the series
Very enjoyable story. Great narration. Very little to dislike. Couldn't stop listening and can't wait to listen to the next one.
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- Krop Circle LLC
Elise is the s...t
If you could sum up Dire Blood in three words, what would they be?
The ultimate Good VS Evil in different view of the bible stories.
What other book might you compare Dire Blood to and why?
Debra Dunbar's Elven Blood.
Which scene was your favorite?
I think all rolled nicely together as stories go, but the actual change she got from the killing of the angel whom had caused her so much trouble.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Her betrayed she'd finally realized from James.
Any additional comments?
waiting on the next instalment.