by Lise MacTague
While investigating the deaths of multiple students at a boot-camp style institution, Malice and Ruri become trapped in the mysterious Kingdom of Flower and Bone–a netherworld filled with both magical and malignant beings. But which is which? Even ancient forces aren’t immune to petty squabbles. Will the pair make it out alive?
Mary Alice Nolan, code-named “Malice,” is a Hunter: genetically modified and rigorously trained to track and kill supranormals (“supras”) such as werewolves, vampires, and demons. Seeking revenge after her sister is malevolently “turned” into a werewolf, the last thing the hot-tempered Malice expected was to develop deep desires for one of her sworn enemies.
Ruri Samson is a magnificent golden-eyed wolven without a pack. Smart, sensitive and loyal, she considers Malice her mate. Ruri would sacrifice her own life to protect her—and this time she just may have to.
Hunter’s Descent is the sequel to Five Moons Rising.
FROM THE AUTHOR
"After finishing Five Moons Rising, I wasn’t sure if I was going to revisit Malice and Ruri’s story. The story was dark in a way I hadn’t delved into before, and I felt like I needed to write something else to cleanse my writerly palate, which I did. Even so, it wasn’t long before I felt the need to go back and explore the relationship between the two characters. I’d left them in a place that felt like it could lead to their happily-ever-after, but I wanted to know if that was what they’d get to. Malice, especially, is a challenging character, and even with someone as steadfastly loyal as Ruri by her side, I knew that the outcome of their romance was uncertain. So I jumped back in to the story, plucked the characters out of their comfort zone and dropped them in the middle of the woods to see how they would react, and they didn’t disappoint! Life with these two is never boring. Do they get to that HEA? I suppose there’s only one way to find out."