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Dark Union (The Descent Series Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

SM Reine
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Book Description

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.

1. Death's Avatar
2. Death's Hand
3. Dark Union
4. Damnation Marked
5. Dire Blood
6. Defying Fate
7. Paradise Damned

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From the Back Cover

Dark Union is a gritty urban fantasy novella that should be read after The Darkest Gate. This series shouldn't be read out of order. If you're new to the universe, please start with Death's Hand:
Reading Order
  1. Death's Hand
  2. The Darkest Gate
  3. Dark Union
  4. Damnation Marked
  5. Dire Blood (available now!)

About the Author

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. 
If you would like to know the instant my next book is available, you should enlist in my Army of Evil! I send out free books a couple times a year and we have a WICKED cool secret handshake, but you'll have to sign up to learn it. ;) Check it out --
A few fun facts about me:
- The more legs something has, the more terrifying it is to me. Centipedes are my biggest fear. Ladybugs are pushing it. Snakes have the ideal number of legs at zero.
- I prefer to eat my pizza with a fork. DEAL WITH IT.
- I just can't get into the Eleventh Doctor. Tenth Doctor for life! (David Tennant is my TV boyfriend.)

Product Details

  • File Size: 363 KB
  • Print Length: 115 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Red Iris Books; 1st edition (July 21, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,220 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good but short October 31, 2012
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Elise, a Kopis (demon fighter), after her last fight in which one of her best friends, if she has any, was killed and she killed the demon who controlled the demons and dimension gates just wants to rest and have nothing to do with angels, demons, her ex-partner or Anthony, her best friends cousin who thinks he is her boyfriend. McIntyre, another kopis and someone she considers a friend has asked her to come see him. It seems The Union, a group of Kopis' from Europe who have joined together and are looking to bring the US area under their control, has called a summit and called McIntrye to joined them to mediate a summit between angels and demons regarding the breech of the gates in Reno. A Breech Elise caused. He ask her to go as him since his wife is about to have a baby. When she and Anthony arrive there, they are grabbed and about to be charged with murder of a union operative and things go downhill from there.

Ms Reine has again written a good although short story about Elise, who just wants to forget that she was once known as "The Greatest Kopis" and is also known by angels and demons as "God-killer." She keeps the reader wondering how Elise has managed, if she has, to remain sane with everything that has happened to her. She keeps the reader entertained as she does so. A word of advise, the books should be read in order to fully understand the situation but can be read as standalone's if desired.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dark union September 23, 2012
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More of young adult series but very enjoyable. Characters are creative & a plot that isn't predicable. I would recommend this series to people who are looking for something different to normal sci fi/ fantasy books
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An engaging short story August 28, 2012
By Nereid
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Being the Godslayer has its ups and downs and Elise has been flying under the radar since the the Night Hag was slain. Conned into doing a friend a favour, Elise ends up in the middle of a murder investigation and Lucas McIntyre her old friend is their number one suspect. Mediating between angels and demons is nothing new for her to deal with but life always seems to get complicated. Attending the summit is causing more problems than anticipated and her boyfriend Anthony is still dealing with his issues. Can Elise find out the truth and when she does will she make the right choice?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it. December 21, 2012
By toth
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This is a great series so is, The Season of The Moon. Definately recommend SM Reine to everyone. Keep them coming
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Keeps Getting Better! November 14, 2012
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Each book in the Descent series is better than the last! I'd have to say this is my favorite so far. Looking forward to reading Damnation Marked.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome November 6, 2012
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I purchased this book after reading Death's Hand. I really like how the super flawed heroine is portrayed and reading about her development and relationship with the other characters. Can't wait for the next book.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Takes you everywhere... August 28, 2012
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...but where you want it to go! Reine doesn't make it easy for Elise and those around her. She keeps getting slammed around and pulled into issues she doesn't want to deal with. That makes this novella a great read! Elise rises to the challenges set before her with her own style. I don't like putting spoilers in my reviews, but I will say that this one will NOT leave the reader with a happy glowing all over feelings... instead it leaves you a bit sad and anxious for the next book in the series!
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5.0 out of 5 stars dark union July 3, 2014
By jackie
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Really liked this book . It kept me reading to the end. Can't wait for the next one a very good storyline
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
Great story.I recommend it to everyone. This author is as good as Sm Reind. A must read. Try it If you enjoy fantasy you will love this book
Published 1 day ago by Billiek
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read!
Great story line, enjoying the angels and demons. Just found this is an ongoing series. Ready for the next one!
Published 1 month ago by Mary Mooney
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Loved it!
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read, but
This was entirely to short. To cultivate and maintain a loyal fan base, we need to be fed. Snacks just won't cut it. This author has an excellent writing style. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Malik Dauud
5.0 out of 5 stars great series for sci-fi/ supernatural lovers
could not put the series down
Published 7 months ago by Marcie Brown-Wendorff
5.0 out of 5 stars Short-Read
A sort story read, introducing a new group and plot into the series. There was no action based on fight a few friendly scuffles between kopis but nothing major. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Leilani
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it - Love the Whole Series
I don't normally write reviews but this author and this series is excellent. I absolutely can't put it down!. SM Reine delivers over and over again. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Joanne K. Armstrong
5.0 out of 5 stars Addictive
Her books are very addictive. Got one of her books in a free set and have purchased almost all of her books since then. Very engaging n g characters.
Published 15 months ago by Michelle Wilmot
4.0 out of 5 stars love this series
I love the main characters in this series. It's a good idea with good writing. The character development was enough to make me care what happens to her and that's my biggest thing.
Published 15 months ago by Hatbox121
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice filler
This was a nice filler and a great way to introduce the Union, a couple of bullies wanting to militant the kopides on earth. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Erani Kole
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More About the Author

Hi everyone! My name is Sara, and I'm the New York Times Bestselling Author of urban fantasy known as SM Reine. I collect swords, cat hair, and typewriters (which I do use for writing!). You can usually find me writing on my treadmill desk at 2am whilst listening to dubstep. Yes, dubstep.

If you would like to know the instant I have a new book available, you should enlist in my Army of Evil! I'll only email you when I have a new release, which is generally no more than once a month. I can't write any faster than that. :)

List of my series:

WAR OF THE ALPHAS (coming soon)

Six Moon Summer
All Hallows' Moon
Long Night Moon
Gray Moon Rising

New Moon Summer
Blood Moon Harvest
Moon of the Terrible
Red Rose Moon
Of Wings and Wolves
Alpha Moon

Death's Hand
The Darkest Gate
Dark Union
Damnation Marked
Dire Blood
Defying Fate
Paradise Damned
Deadly Hearts (prequel short story)

Sacrificed in Shadow
Oaths of Blood
Ruled by Steel
Caged in Bone
Lost in Prophecy
Torn by Fury
Sins of Eden

Witch Hunt
Silver Bullet
Hotter than Helltown
Shadow Burns
Deadly Wrong
Ashes and Arsenic
Once Darkness Falls (coming 2015)

TAROT WITCHES (in progress)
Caged Wolf
Forbidden Witches
Winter Court (coming 2015)


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