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The Darkness Series

Map by Miguel Roces
Note:  According to Dr. Turtledove, the map in the Earthlight first edition of Into the Darkness is not entirely correct.

The Darkness series is the story of a world war in a world where magic works.  When the Duke of Bari suddenly dies, the nation of Algarve, long seething over its defeat a generation ago in the Six Years' War, sees its change to bring his country back, as they see it, into the Algarvian fold--which the countries surrounding Algarve cannot, by treaty, tolerate.  As nation after nation declares war, a chain of treaties are invoked, ultimately bringing almost all the Powers into a war of unprecedented destructiveness.

For modern magic is deadlier than magic in eras past.   Trained flocks of dragons rain explosive fire down on defenseless cities.   Massed infantry race from place to place along a sophisticated network of ley-lines.  Rival powers harness sea leviathans to help sabotage one another's ships.   The lights are going out all across Derlavai, and will not come back on in this lifetime.


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    • Harriet Klausner's Review of Into the Darkness at BookBrowser
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  • Darkness Descending, Tor 4/00 Buy from Amazon Books Buy from Amazon Books
    • CNN's Review of Darkness Descending, 8/29/00 by L.D. Meagher.
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  • Through the Darkness, Tor 3/01 Buy from Amazon Books Buy from Amazon Books
    • Steven Silver's Review of Through the Darkness
  • Rulers of the Darkness, Tor 4/02 Buy from Amazon Books Buy from Amazon Books
    • Joseph Major's Review of Rulers of the Darkness, Fosfax 205
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  • Jaws of the Darkness, Tor 4/03 Buy from Amazon Books Buy from Amazon Books
    • Steven Silver's Review of Jaws of Darkness
  • Out of the Darkness, Tor 3/04 Buy from Amazon Books
    • Paul Hanley's Review of Out of the Darkness at Crow's Nest
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Into the Darkness
Tor, 1999
Bob Eggleton
Darkness Descending
Tor, 2000
Bob Eggleton
Darkness Descending
Earthlight, 2000
Bob Eggleton

Through the Darkness
Tor, 2001
Bob Eggleton
Through the Darkness
Earthlight, 2001
Bob Eggleton
Rulers of the Darkness
Tor, 2002
Bob Eggleton

Out of the Darkness

Jaws of Darkness
Tor, 2003
Bob Eggleton
Out of the Darkness
Tor, 2004
Bob Eggleton
nell'Oscurit´┐Ż
Fanucci, 1999
Bob Eggleton
 

 
  I signori dell'oscurit´┐Ż
Fanucci, 2003
John Howe
 

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