The Pillars of Reality

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 25,957 ratings

The Dragons of Dorcastle Publisher's Summary

The first book in a thrilling new epic fantasy saga, written exclusively for Audible by Jack Campbell, the New York Times best-selling author of The Lost Fleet series!

For centuries, the two Great Guilds have controlled the world of Dematr. The Mechanics and the Mages have been bitter rivals, agreeing only on the need to keep the world they rule from changing. But now a Storm approaches, one that could sweep away everything that humans have built. Only one person has any chance of uniting enough of the world behind her to stop the Storm, but the Great Guilds and many others will stop at nothing to defeat her.

Mari is a brilliant young Mechanic, just out of the Guild Halls, where she has spent most of her life learning how to run the steam locomotives and other devices of her Guild. Alain is the youngest Mage ever to learn how to change the world he sees with the power of his mind. Each has been taught that the works of the other's Guild are frauds. But when their caravan is destroyed, they begin to discover how much has been kept from them.

As they survive danger after danger, Alain discovers what Mari doesn’t know – that she was long ago prophesized as the only one who can save their world. When Mari reawakens emotions he had been taught to deny, Alain realizes he must sacrifice everything to save her. Mari, fighting her own feelings, discovers that only together can she and Alain hope to stay alive and overcome the Dragons of Dorcastle.

©2014 John G. Hemry (P)2014 Audible Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Dragons of Dorcastle

    • The Pillars of Reality, Book 1
    • By: Jack Campbell
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,950
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,446
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6,453

    The Mechanics and the Mages have been bitter rivals, agreeing only on the need to keep the world they rule from changing. But now a Storm approaches, one that could sweep away everything humans have built. Only one person has any chance of uniting enough of Dematr behind her to stop the Storm, but the Great Guilds and many others will stop at nothing to defeat her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Huh....Well there are dragons. Kinda.

    • By Katie on 12-05-14

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • The Hidden Masters of Marandur

    • The Pillars of Reality, Book 2
    • By: Jack Campbell
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,006
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,676
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,662

    Someone wants to kill Mari, a young steam mechanic in the guild that controls all technology. She has learned that her world of Dematr is headed for a catastrophe that will destroy civilization and that mages really can alter reality for short periods. Someone also wants to kill Alain, a young mage who has learned that mechanics are not frauds, as his guild teaches, and that mechanic Mari is the only person who can prevent the oncoming disaster.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I enjoyed it even more so then the first!

    • By Pabkins on 03-29-15

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 3

    • The Assassins of Altis

    • The Pillars of Reality, Book 3
    • By: Jack Campbell
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,107
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,830
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,824

    Trapped within the dead city of Marandur, Master Mechanic Mari and Mage Alain must escape both merciless barbarians and the pitiless Imperial Legion. Beyond those dangers lie the mightiest and most unforgiving powers in the world of Dematr: the Great Guilds that rule the world with iron fists.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great addition to a great series

    • By Marcela - The Bookaholic Cat on 08-07-15

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 4

    • The Pirates of Pacta Servanda

    • The Pillars of Reality, Book 4
    • By: Jack Campbell
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,615
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,360
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,349

    Master Mechanic Mari and Mage Alain have survived every attempt to stop them, but their enemies are determined to kill Mari, the only one who can save her world from a storm of destruction. As armies begin to gather and cities seethe with tension, Mari, Alain, and their friends must prepare to confront the storm in the place it first appeared: the broken kingdom of Tiae.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazingly fast ride while being informative.

    • By Josh on 01-16-16

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 5

    • The Servants of the Storm

    • The Pillars of Reality, Book 5
    • By: Jack Campbell
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,999
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,761
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,753

    A Storm that will wreck a world threatens Dematr. Only Mari, one of the Mechanics who control all technology through their Guild, has a chance to stop it. She and Mage Alain have survived numerous attempts to kill them and have gained many more followers, but the Storm of chaos, born of centuries of enslavement, grows ever closer. Mari leads an army now. She and Alain must fight together to bind back the Broken Kingdom and build a force strong enough to defeat the might of the Great Guilds.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love, Love, Love this Series!

    • By Lauren on 07-03-16

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 6

    • The Wrath of the Great Guilds

    • The Pillars of Reality, Book 6
    • By: Jack Campbell
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,280
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,070
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,066

    The Great Guilds, fearing the loss of their control of the world of Dematr, have gathered their power and joined it with the relentless legions of the Empire. The full might of that host will fall upon the fortress city of Dorcastle. If Dorcastle falls, the revolt led by Master Mechanic Mari and Mage Alain will fail, and their world will soon descend into chaos.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great stopping point, but not a conclusion

    • By Eugene R. White on 08-09-16

    Regular price: $24.95