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The Great Way is an epic fantasy trilogy about a supernatural invasion that destroys an empire.
The Great Way is an epic fantasy trilogy about a supernatural invasion that destroys an empire.
1,206 backers pledged $50,056 to help bring this project to life.

You'll want to read this whole update. No, really, you will.

Posted by Harry Connolly (Creator)

Where do things stand with The Great Way?

Let's glance at the chart!

Copy Edits have been returned!
Copy Edits have been returned!

That's right, copy edits for the entire trilogy have been returned. It's going to take time to check everything over and input them, but this is the last step before I put together the final files and turn them over to the interior designer.

What is left to do?

I'll make a brief, incomplete list, shall !?

  • assemble acknowledgement pages from the surveys you answered
  • input copy edits
  • approve final version of the map, both color and B&W
  • turn over interior of the book to the book designer
  • turn over cover art and text to cover designer
  • print and ship books to backers
  • send download link for ebooks

Wait, what was that first one again?

Yes, that's right! I sent surveys to everyone who will be listed in the acknowledgement pages, which are going into the back of the third book, by the way. The survey asks how you want to be thanked. Please answer promptly. If you don't answer before I send the files to the interior designer, I'll just use your Kickstarter username.

In other words, I won't delay the project for because I'm waiting for responses. Yes, I know, crazy, right?

Also, if you are receiving physical books as part of your rewards, the survey is how I will know where to mail your books. So, seriously, folks, answer those surveys.

I'm not kidding when I say that list is incomplete

I'm also working on the revisions for A Key, An Egg, An Unfortunate Remark, and the Fate Core supplements, and of course the desktop wallpaper from the Chris McGrath art...

Hey, good idea. Have some new cover art

Great! Here's the cover art for The Way Into Magic, Book Two of The Great Way:

The Way Into Magic
The Way Into Magic

Here's the cover art for book two. Completely amazing, isn't it? Chris McGrath is amazing.

Am I starting copy edits right away, then?

Answer: nope. I'm deep into the final revision of A Key, An Egg, An Unfortunate Remark, and I can't stop in the middle if I'm going to do a good job. Soon, though. Soon.


Please answer your surveys, people.

Talk to you next month.


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    1. Harry Connolly Creator on

      Thanks, you guys.

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      Carl Rigney

      Awesome cover! Looking forward to reading it very much!

    3. Gaston Keller on

      Really, really nice cover!

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      Michael Patrick McCully on

      I think she looks like Felicia Day.

    5. Martin Sutherland on

      Art looks fantastic. I can hardly wait!

    6. Wayne Williams on

      I like that cover a lot! She reminds me of a young Audrey Hepburn but as a Mage!