The Fourth Realm

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 4,704 ratings

The Traveler Publisher's Summary

Maya is hiding in plain sight in London. The 26-year-old has abandoned the dangerous obligations pressed upon her by her father and chosen instead to live a normal life. But Maya comes from a long line of people who call themselves Harlequins, a fierce group of warriors willing to sacrifice their lives to protect a select few known as Travelers.

Gabriel and Michael Corrigan are brothers living in Los Angeles. Since childhood, the young men have been shaped by stories that their late father was a Traveler, one of a small band of prophets who have vastly influenced the course of history. Travelers are able to attain pure enlightenment, and have for centuries ushered change into the world. Gabriel and Michael, who may have inherited their father's gifts, have always protected themselves by living "off the Grid", that is, invisible to the real-life surveillance networks that monitor people in our modern society.

Summoned by her ailing father, Maya is told of the existence of the brothers. The Corrigans are in severe danger, stalked by powerful men known as the Tabula, ruthless mercenaries who have hunted Travelers for generations. This group is determined to inflict order on the world by controlling it, and they view Travelers as an intolerable threat. As Maya races to California to protect the brothers, she is reluctantly pulled back into the cold and solitary Harlequin existence. A colossal battle looms, one that will reveal not only the identities of Gabriel and Michael Corrigan but also a secret history of our time.

Moving from the back alleys of Prague to the heart of Los Angeles, from the high deserts of Arizona to a guarded research facility in New York, The Traveler explores a parallel world that exists alongside our own. John Twelve Hawks' stunningly suspenseful debut is an international publishing sensation that marks the arrival of a major new talent.

©2005 John Twelve Hawks (P)2005 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Traveler

    • The First Novel of "The Fourth Realm" Trilogy
    • By: John Twelve Hawks
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 15 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,611
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 754
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 760

    Maya is hiding in plain sight in London. The 26-year-old has abandoned the dangerous obligations pressed upon her by her father and chosen instead to live a normal life. But Maya comes from a long line of people who call themselves Harlequins, a fierce group of warriors willing to sacrifice their lives to protect a select few known as Travelers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It makes you stop...and think,

    • By Bethany on 07-17-05

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Traveler

    • The First Novel of "The Fourth Realm" Trilogy
    • By: John Twelve Hawks
    • Narrated by: David Carradine
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Maya is hiding in plain sight in London. The 26-year-old has abandoned the dangerous obligations pressed upon her by her father, and chosen instead to live a normal life. But Maya comes from a long line of people who call themselves Harlequins, a fierce group of warriors willing to sacrifice their lives to protect a select few known as Travelers.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not sure why this is a bestseller...

    • By holley on 10-03-05

    Regular price: $19.93

  • Book 2

    • The Dark River

    • The Fourth Realm, Book 2
    • By: John Twelve Hawks
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,232
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 372
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 371

    The Dark River opens in New York City with a stunning piece of news. Gabriel's father, who has been missing for nearly 20 years, may still be alive and trapped somewhere in Europe. Gabriel and his Harlequin protector, Maya, immediately mobilize to escape New York and find the long-lost Traveler.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good as the first book

    • By Buster55 on 11-04-07

    Regular price: $39.93

  • Book 3

    • The Golden City

    • The Fourth Realm, Book 3
    • By: John Twelve Hawks
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 778
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 372
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 375

    Struggling to protect the legacy of his Traveler father, Gabriel faces troubling new questions and relentless threats. His brother Michael, now firmly allied with the enemy, pursues his ambition to wrest power from Nathan Boone, the calculating leader of the Brethren. And Maya, the Harlequin warrior pledged to protect Gabriel at all costs, is forced to make a choice that will change her life forever.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Didnt feel like the end of the trilogy

    • By Martin on 09-11-09

    Regular price: $31.93