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The Descent (Descent, Bk 1)
The Descent - Descent, Bk 1
Author: Jeff Long
We are not alone … — In a cave in the Himalayas, a guide discovers a self-mutilated body with the warning "Satan exists". — In the Kalahari Desert, a nun unearths evidence of a proto-human species and a deity called Older-than-Old. — In Bosnia, something has been feeding upon the de...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780515131758
ISBN-10: 051513175X
Publication Date: 11/1/2001
Pages: 592
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 144 ratings
Publisher: Jove Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 1
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ritaflwr avatar reviewed The Descent (Descent, Bk 1) on + 16 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
The Descent is about the struggle between two races of beings, human and hadal. Much of the story takes place below the surface of the earth. It is a long book, 572 pages, and it took me a week to read it.
This book has many themes, good versus evil, war, science, some biblical references of Satan and hell, science fiction, and a romance between two of the main characters.
The main thread in the book is about a science/business probe into the caverns of the earth, to discover and map the underside of the Pacific Ocean from South America to Asia. The events and struggles of this company, the hardships of the terrain, the war between the hadals and the humans, and their struggle to survive and return to the surface of the earth with the information they were sent to obtain, is the main focus of the story.
I did think the book was too long. However, I did read the whole thing, it kept my attention, and kept drawing me back to finish it. I do not always read a whole book, if it does not have enough juice to keep my attention; I just get a different book to read. The Descent had enough juice to keep me reading. While I was reading the book, I felt like I was in a cave the whole time. Under the earth, there is a completely different world. Instead of a blue or gray sky, it is black; this surrounded by rock feeling colored my whole week.
I liked reading this book; it absorbed much of my thoughts while reading it. The material was thought provoking. The idea of a race of humans living under the earth that explains the myth of Hell and Satan was interesting. So on the main, much of the book was interesting.
JujuGirl avatar reviewed The Descent (Descent, Bk 1) on + 88 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
What a unique, imaginative idea for a book! I loved the story and the characters. Things got a little predictable at the end but not disappointingly so.
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Helpful Score: 3
Very good book. Just waiting for book two to be posted. The storyline was just complicated enough to keep me pulling it out whenever possible, to get a litter more reading time in. loved it.
reviewed The Descent (Descent, Bk 1) on + 228 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Interesting book about a journey to the center of the earth after the world has discovered that another creature lives there and has colonated all of our planet for millions of years. Them vs. us or can we coexist??
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Helpful Score: 1
Very good story. Looking for Satan in caverns under the ocean, very strange ideas in this one.
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paintnmynails avatar reviewed The Descent (Descent, Bk 1) on + 25 more book reviews
I enjoyed this book. It was so different from many of the horror I read. Very imaginative and was a hard one to put down.
reviewed The Descent (Descent, Bk 1) on + 3 more book reviews
A very new take on a theme, enjoyed it very much !
VashTi avatar reviewed The Descent (Descent, Bk 1) on + 6 more book reviews
Loved this book; a page turner. New provocative ideas of underground race presented in a believable fashion.
anrkistpengwin avatar reviewed The Descent (Descent, Bk 1) on
A bit difficult to get into but if you stick with it you will be pleasantly surprised. The characters are for the most part well defined( there are a few I would have liked to see more of; Isaac for instance). The plot is for the most part easy to follow, but strays here and there. The only downside to an otherwise good read is the kind of rushed ending.