The Descent by Jeff Long

The Descent is based on the premise that Satan is an actual person(s)–not necessarily a fallen angel but someone who has interacted with people throughout history–the question is, is he one immortal person or is he a succession of like-minded individuals??? Another premise of the book is that an entire subterranean species of homo sapiens has co-existed alongside–and alternately influenced and preyed upon their surface cousins throughout history.

Did I like this book? I can’t really say yes or no. I found the premise intriguing, the characters interesting, the description of the subterranean world wonderfully imaginative, the violence disturbing. I had difficulty understanding the behavior & motivations of the “hadals”–I’m not sure if that’s just me personally or if the author intended to make them indecipherable.

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