The Final Descent

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 10, 2013 - Juvenile Fiction - 310 pages
14 Reviews
Will Henry and Dr. Warthrop have encountered many horrors together—but can Will endure a monstrumological terror without his mentor?

Will Henry has been through more that seems possible for a boy of fourteen. He’s been on the brink of death on more than one occasion, he has gazed into hell—and hell has stared back at him, and known his face. But through it all, Dr. Warthrop has been at his side.

When Dr. Warthrop fears that Will’s loyalties may be shifting, he turns on Will with a fury, determined to reclaim his young apprentice’s devotion. And so Will must face one of the most horrific creatures of his monstrumology career—and he must face it alone.

Over the course of one day, Will’s life—and Pellinor Warthrop’s destiny—will lie in balance. In the terrifying depths of the Monstrumarium, they will face a monster more terrible than any they could have imagined—and their fates will be decided.

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The deft writing is still there, the pretty prose. - Goodreads
The good: Beautiful prose. - Goodreads
And I love you for making me hate you for writing this. - Goodreads

Review: The Final Descent (The Monstrumologist #4)

User Review  - Tommy Hancock - Goodreads

I hate you, Rick Yancey. And I love you for making me hate you for writing this. It was different. It was ugly. It was beautiful. It was sad. It was kind of perfect. The only reason I rate 4 stars ... Read full review

Review: The Final Descent (The Monstrumologist #4)

User Review  - David - Goodreads

The final act, or the "coda" if you will, of the story of Will Henry and Dr. Pellinore Warthrop plays out like a violent and dread-drenched hallucination. The story shifts back and forth between two ... Read full review

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Rick Yancey is the author of The Monstrumologist, The Curse of the Wendigo, The Isle of Blood, and The Final Descent. He is also the author of The Fifth Wave series. Rick lives with his wife Sandy and two sons in Gainesville, Florida. Visit him at