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(Gryphon #5)

4.55  ·  Rating details ·  80 ratings  ·  23 reviews
It's been two years since the lion roared ...
the eagle flew ...
and the fated Celtic warrior embraced her destiny.
Now, with an unknown darkness swirling and the body count rising, Gainesboro needs a hero more than ever. A new battle is brewing. Who will answer the call to war?
The time has come.
The stage is set.
And, the Garretts are back in a brand new novella!
Kindle Edition, 92 pages
Published September 25th 2016 (first published September 2016)
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Cheree Castellanos Edits
May 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have been wanting this for a long time, longer than I even knew I wanted it. And it was worth the wait!
Descent is a visit back to our friends in the Gryphon series, but from the sexy pirate we all love’s point of view, Rowan, that rascal! Less than a year after we left them, and Celeste in a delusioned bliss, living the college life…. and falling in love with the wrong guy…. Or the right guy, tomato tomato.
But in typical Garrett fashion, trouble is upon them. Rowan must find a way to protect C
Sabrina Roy
Feb 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019-books
Oh Rowan how I love thee, but not a fan on how this one ended at all. They all needed happier endings.
Jenny Bynum Black Words-White Pages
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WOW....I was completely shocked by the outcome of this book, which of course, has left me dangling with another cliffhanger. I say this all in a good way though. The author has once again sucked me into this remarkable world of adventure that she has created and left me craving more, and of course leaving me open to questions. This author has a knack for keeping us in suspense until next book comes out and makes us ask questions of W
Jan 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
I absolutely love the cover of this book! I had to think about this one for a bit before actually writing the review...
The book was intense, flowed fast but ended too quickly with another big cliff-hanger. I just can’t decide how I felt about the story, I waffle between horror at what Rowan went & did, & shock at how he’s changed since he first met Celeste in book 1, to sadness over the loss of a life & how the memory wipe at the end of book 4 played out in this book. I wasn’t expecting this boo
Stacy Spoonster
Mar 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I want more!! My favorite bad boy, book boyfriend is back and I adore him even more than before. I'm so happy to have more of this series even if it is just a little taste. The writing in this book is excellent and the characters are still great even though they are a wee bit different. I don't want to spoil anything but there were tears at the end. Like sobbing, ugly cry tears. I want so much more!! I'm hoping there will be a full length book in the future. Pretty, please with sugar on t
of books & portkeys
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am so excited the Garretts are back. I'm even more excited to see the pirate and the Irishman.

Of course, it isn't that easy is it? Rowan... (sigh). This guy just can't make up his mind on which team he's batting for... good or evil. Damn, pirate.

The ending will leave you thinking WTH. No..... not my pirate. Ok. Maybe that's just me, but really you will be speechless.

Set aside some uninterrupted me time. You will read Descent front to back without stopping. I guarantee it.
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Turn of events!

Like a man thirsty for water and the first drops of rain touch his lips I was dying of thirst for this book and now I have to find out everything that's going on in the next book this book completely threw me for a loop I was not expecting anything in this book to have happened
Michelle Nichols
Sep 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I wanted more!!!

Once again Stacey delivered! I was a little confused at the beginning (it had been years since I read the other books in the series) but quickly fell into the story. And Good gracious that ending, my only complaint is that this was way too short!
Jill Urbanek Gauger
Oct 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Celeste is finally living a normal life but it is all a lie. Great book. I can’t really say much about it or I would give too many spoilers. You have to read this book.
Jul 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
J.A. Cintron
Oct 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
OMG this woman needs to stop! *it's what I say as I buy the next book* ...more
Mar 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Love Rowan

I loved this. I knew under all the darkness Rowan had a good side. He loves her so much he’s willing to do anything.
Dec 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I'll put up a review after I get back home! ...more
Lynn Worton
Nov 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the fifth book in the Gryphon Series. I absolutely loved it!

Rowan Wade is a fascinating character. I wasn't sure about Rowan when I first met him in Embrace, but I fell in love with him in Sacrifice. He's a bit of a rogue, an ex-member of the Dark Army and an ex-pirate. He hides a softer side that he very rarely shows.

Descent is a short novella that I wish had been a little longer. It felt like I had just started reading it when it ended. However, having said that, I found myself complet
Jennifer Treviño
Stacey Rourke brings us yet another must read!
I am literally in denial right now. So many emotions going through my mind. Once again Rourke has blown me out of the water & I never saw it coming! My heart is breaking at this moment. UGHHHHHHH!
This series has been one of my very favorites. To say I was looking forward to this release is a huge understatement. The characters are full of spunk, personality, & have me laughing like no others regardless of the intense scenes they are portraying for u
Oct 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016
Wowzers!!! We are back again with Celeste and her crew. Now let me say I love this cover it stands out a lot more.
In this story we are seeing Celeste as just a normal woman who is in college but this time she is in college with Rowan or favorite pirate!!!! Everyone has had their memory wiped so Celeste doesn't remember that she is The Conduit and Rowan seems to be okay with that even though he knows it is wrong. A pirate with a conscience what is up with that.
As much as we see that Rowan wants
Toi Thomas
If you are a fan of the Gryphon Series, this novella is a cruel, yet wonderful tease. It’s just what that crazy, funny Dr. Rourke ordered. Some authors offer an alternative ending here and there, but this story is a totally what if alternative mashup in the life of the chosen one. And, for those who were actually a bit torn concerning the almost none existent love triangle between The Conduit and her two demon “friends”, this story pulls you in full force. Who knows who really loves her more and ...more
Elvira Rowe
Oct 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The gang is all back in Descent!

I love how his book takes off right at the end of the book before it. All the characters are back and with a normal twist that my lovely gryphon loving heart got broken :(

I love the demons and of course our funny Glee Club is back, with some characters that randomly popped up in previous books.

This book gives you a perspective into a character that i absolutely love, trickery, and deceiving with a side I absolutely loved!

Irishman, pirate, and the siblings. Oh! D
Susan M. Haldane
Rowan Wade...

You think you know him (or have a pretty good idea of him) and then you read 'Descent', a look directly into his mind.

'Descent' was a rollercoaster from start to finish, that last drop leaving me breathless and teary eyed from all the damn wind.

Things are heating up for the Garrett family once again.
Time to kick some butt!
Laurie Hopkins
Jan 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Again WOW

Not sure I can adequately express all the feelings this one aroused. At first I was like Rowan, wth... then wondered what he was up to, then again Rowan wth....and I kind of felt bad for him at the same time. He made a hard choice, but Celeste will appreciate it in the long run,
Lynn  2 Girls & A Book
May 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
How can I put this into words? I was so excited to have the Garretts back. Celeste's wit. The family banter. And Grams! Then Stacey Rourke did the most unmentionable, gut wrenching, horrible thing. I dare not speak it! To see the message I dropped to the author go to my blog at on Monday, June 6th. ...more
Crystal Gray
Jan 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
This one started out slow for me, there wasn't much to it but by the end holy cow!!! I dove right into Inferno and devoured that one too! This series! ...more
Bruce Deeter
Dec 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Enjoying this series, on to the next one
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