The Great Way

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,123 ratings

The Way into Chaos Publisher's Summary

The city of Peradain is the heart of an empire built with steel, spears, and a monopoly on magic...until in a single day it falls, overthrown by a swarm of supernatural creatures of incredible power and ferocity. Neither soldier nor spell caster can stand against them.

The empire's armies are crushed, its people scattered, its king and queen killed. Freed for the first time in generations, city-states scramble to seize neighboring territories and capture imperial spell casters. But as the creatures spread across the land, these formerly conquered peoples discover they are not prepared to face the enemy that destroyed an empire.

Can the last Peradaini prince, pursued by the beasts that killed his parents, cross battle-torn lands to retrieve a spell that might - just might - turn the battle against this new enemy?

©2014 Harry Connolly (P)2016 Podium Publishing
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  • Book 1

    • The Way into Chaos

    • The Great Way, Book 1
    • By: Harry Connolly
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 426
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 395
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 395

    The city of Peradain is the heart of an empire built with steel, spears, and a monopoly on magic...until in a single day it falls, overthrown by a swarm of supernatural creatures of incredible power and ferocity. Neither soldier nor spell caster can stand against them. The empire's armies are crushed, its people scattered, its king and queen killed. Freed for the first time in generations, city-states scramble to seize neighboring territories and capture imperial spell casters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Made me want to buy more credits

    • By Daniel Olson on 09-16-16

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 2

    • The Way into Magic

    • The Great Way, Book 2
    • By: Harry Connolly
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 295
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 266
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265

    Having lost the prince to the madness of The Blessing, Tejohn and Cazia are the only people who know of his plan to retrieve a secret spell that might - just might - turn the tide of battle against the grunts. But Tejohn's body is broken, and Cazia has been stripped of her magic. Worse, both are being held captive: Tejohn faces charges of treason in the lands where he was born. On the other side of the continent, Cazia is a prisoner of the Tilkilit queen, a creature with a desperate, deadly plan.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great reading, great plot, great characters!

    • By patrisi on 09-14-16

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 3

    • The Way into Darkness

    • The Great Way, Book 3
    • By: Harry Connolly
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 402
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 376
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 375

    What was once the Peradaini Empire is now a wasted landscape of burned, empty cities and abandoned farmlands. The Blessing, now more numerous than ever, continues to spread across the continent, driving refugees to the dubious safety of the city walls. Unharvested crops mean that few strongholds have enough provisions to last the winter, although most know the grunts will take them before starvation will. But hope survives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Both interesting and exciting through the end

    • By Sailfish on 10-15-16

    Regular price: $29.99