Chronicles of the Black Gate

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,156 ratings

Escape from Bythos Publisher's Summary

While listed as book 6, Escape from Bythos is actually the prequel novella to the series and can be enjoyed at any point.

How did Asho end up as Lord Kyferin's squire?

Escape from Bythos leads seamlessly into the novel The Path of Flames, detailing how Asho acquired his freedom against all odds and escaped the slave city of Bythos.

All Ennoian knights must sacrifice a single year of their lives to garrison the subterranean city of Bythos. Known as their Black Year, it is a time both loathed and dreaded. Lord Kyferin, the infamous leader of the Black Wolves, is down in the depths with six of his knights. Biding his time. Whoring. Dreaming of bloody invasions he'll launch when he is free to return to Ennoia.

Then a Bythian slave brings word of dangerous prey. A legendary monster. A cavekiller. Kyferin chooses to mount a hunt, taking a fraction of the men needed so as to increase his glory. This cavekiller, however, is different. More lethal. Ferocious. And the Bythian slave that Kyferin brings as a guide is none other than Asho's father....

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  • Book 0.5

    • Escape from Bythos

    • By: Phil Tucker
    • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    All Ennoian knights must sacrifice a single year of their lives to garrison the subterranean city of Bythos. Known as their Black Year, it is a time both loathed and dreaded. Lord Kyferin, the infamous leader of the Black Wolves, is down in the depths with six of his knights. Biding his time. Whoring. Dreaming of bloody invasions he'll launch when he is free to return to Ennoia.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Escape from Bythos [Chronicles of the Black Gate]

    • By ibjo on 08-07-18

    Regular price: $2.99

  • Book 1

    • The Path of Flames

    • By: Phil Tucker
    • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
    • Length: 16 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 353
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    A war fueled by the dark powers of forbidden sorcery is about to engulf the Ascendant Empire. Asho sees his liege, the Lady Kyferin, and her meager forces banished to an infamous ruin. Beset by tragedy and betrayal, demons and an approaching army, the fate of the Kyferins hangs by the slenderest of threads. Asho realizes that their sole hope of survival may lie hidden within the depths of his scarred soul - a secret that could reverse their fortunes and reveal the truth behind the war that wracks their empire.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Endurance is a virtue...

    • By R. J. Thorne on 07-15-17

    Regular price: $29.95

  • Book 2

    • The Black Shriving

    • By: Phil Tucker
    • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
    • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238
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    After a harrowing battle Lady Kyferin and her stalwart followers have earned themselves a brief respite from Lord Laur's fury. They know, however, that the next assault will be impossible to resist. Their sole hope of survival lies in forging an alliance with the only force capable of resisting the empire's might: the Agerastian heretics themselves.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • very fun listen

    • By RobT on 10-09-17

    Regular price: $29.95

  • Book 3

    • The Siege of Abythos

    • By: Phil Tucker
    • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
    • Length: 24 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Lady Iskra and her followers have survived the onslaught of demons, forged powerful alliances, and are finally ready to wreck righteous vengeance on the Ascendant Empire. Yet even as they begin their endgame, a new danger arises that threatens to annihilate everything in its path, heretic or no: Tharok, the greatest peril to humanity since Ogri the Destroyer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant.

    • By Karen Svenson on 12-31-17

    Regular price: $34.94

  • Book 4

    • The Iron Circlet

    • By: Phil Tucker
    • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
    • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    The war for the soul of the Ascendant Empire is coming to a head. Factions with ill intent move to undermine or destroy that which has stood for centuries, while armies muster promising slaughter. In this time of desperation, old enemies find common ground. Ancient truths emerge to shatter long held beliefs. Monsters from myth and legend emerge onto the world stage, while blood drowns the ceremonies of the faithful.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved It

    • By To on 01-11-18

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 5

    • The White Song

    • Chronicles of the Black Gate, Book 5
    • By: Phil Tucker
    • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
    • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
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      5 out of 5 stars 154
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    The hour of reckoning is at hand. The skies darken with the forces of the enemy while the hopes of the armies of the light dwindle to but a candle flame. Morals, compunctions, oaths - all must be set aside, every sacrifice made, every advantage and ally sought if there is to be any chance for survival. Unpredictable, fast paced, and packed with unforgettable characters, The White Song is the final installment in a gripping new epic fantasy series. Grab your copy today!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it

    • By Raymond on 12-05-17

    Regular price: $24.95