BOOK TWO OF THE GREAT WAY: 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.
While they struggle for their freedom, The Blessing continues to spread across Kal-Maddum, their numbers growing more numerous as the human population shrinks. What had started as a race to restore an empire has quickly become a mission to save humanity from extinction.
“Complex world, tight action, awesome women as well as men; Connolly was good right out of the gate and just keeps getting better.” — Sherwood Smith
“Heroic in scope, but intimately human, and richly detailed.” — Kat Richardson
The Way Into Magic continues the story from The Way Into Chaos. The trilogy concludes with The Way Into Darkness.
Author Harry Connolly's first book, CHILD OF FIRE, was listed to Publishers Weekly's Best 100 Books of 2009.
"The original version of this post was a jokey fake bio, but apparently people hate that? For some reason?
So, here’s my real bio, which is so unbelievably dull that you’ll all long for the stupid list of potentially lethal non-adventures that used to be here:
I was born and raised in Philadelphia, where my formative years were influenced by Dr. Shock, Wee Willie Weber, and my big sister’s sf/f collection (not necessarily in that order). I graduated from Temple University (which was a mistake) which led to pretty much no gainful employment at all.
In 1989, I moved to Seattle. Gainful employment was still thin, but the internet gave me what I needed to make my life-long dream of writing fiction for a living ... (more)