Book Review: Descent – J.D. Netto

Welcome to another session of me saying the word 痛い (ouch), oarrghgh, aoooooowhhh and many more sound effects of what pain sounds like. My neck hasn’t gotten anywhere better.

In fact, it has started to affect its nearby area.


Name: Descent
Author: J.D. Netto
Publisher: Oftomes Publishing
Release Date: June 3, 2017


After the battle of Agalmath, and with his five books now in his possession, Lucifer and his servants have taken the ancient Bellatorian fortress of Benhir Karbor, where they’ve gathered a numerous army of Fallen Stars, Nephilins, Men, and Beasts.

As the Dark One plots his massive attack against Elysium and Tristar, a secret festers in his heart–one he has managed to keep even from his most loyal servants. The certainty of his victory is also shattered when shadows of his past return and betrayal arises amongst those who serve him.

Book Cover Comments

The smoky feel with the combinations of the pink colours makes this cover so perfect and gorgeous!

The Actual Review

The internal design gets better because a waste of ink was worth it to get each first page of each chapter white on black instead of the classic black on white.

I really enjoyed getting a change of perspective from Issac, who was rather impulsive and uncontrollable, to Lucifer, the villain we barely got to know anything about.

The political structure of the fallen are expanded as Descent takes an extremely dark twist on the aftermaths of what happened after book 3. You get to peer more into Lucifer’s past, the people around Lucifer and how Lucifer behaves.

It was something over a very short span of time, but it was enough to reveal Lucifer’s ambitions and the powers of the Creator, as well as the internal battles Lucifer goes against, especially things concerning his history during certain battles.

I was still not too satisfied with the way the book ended: Nephele, as I mentioned in my previous review, gets barely any role and in fact, comes back broken and battered;  we have a final final final battle in which, despite the ending leaving the audience in suspense, is so unsatisfying because we do not hear the words from Lucifer himself of how exactly the ending truly ended. We only get glimpses before the book ends.

But that being said, the use of a finished but slightly unfinished ending then fading into blackout (like a stage performance) really increases the mood, weight and suspense of a book.

The finale to The Whispers of the Fallen series, follow Lucifer as we all follow through the Descent into madness and pain as everything finally comes to an end, as bonds and blood get spilled one last time.

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