The Fourth Realm Trilogy

by 3 books in this series
#1 - The Traveller
#1 - The Traveller
Fans of Scott Mariani, Ken Follett and Michael Connolly will love this riveting, fast-paced, high-tech thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author John Twelve Hawks.

"A cyber 1984...Page-turningly swift, with a cliffhanger ending" - NEW YORK TIMES

"Compelling...Picture The Matrix crossed with William Gibson and you'll have a sense of The Traveller" - NEWSDAY
"The pace is fast, the characters intriguing and memorable, the evil dark and palpable, and the genre-bending between fantasty and thriller seamless..." - KIRKUS REVIEWS
"So good I couldn't put it down" -- ***** Reader review
"Both thought-provoking and entertaining. I was totally gripped" -- ***** Reader review
"Expertly crafted" -- ***** Reader review



America is a difficult place to live below the surface. But Gabriel and Michael Corrigan are trying to do just that. Since childhood, the brothers have been shaped by the stories that their father has told them about the world in which they live. Since his mysterious disappearance, they have been living 'off the grid' - that is, invisible to the intrusive surveillance networks that monitor our modern lives.

But no-one is as invisible as they would like to believe. Nathan Boone, a mercenary, has been tasked to hunt down the brothers. The only person who stands between them and certain death is Maya, a tough young woman playing at leading a normal life. But her background is anything but normal. She has been trained to fight and survive at whatever cost.

When she is summoned to protect the brothers, she must leave everything behind if she is to succeed.
#2 - The Dark River
#2 - The Dark River
The next gripping instalment in the renowned idiosyncratic trilogy that won't leave you the same again. From the elusive Sunday Times bestselling author John Twelve Hawks, for fans of Scott Mariani, Ken Follett and Michael Connolly.

'The stuff that first-rate, high-tech, paranoid-schizophrenic thrillers are made of' - TIME

'A saga that's part A Wrinkle in Time, part The Matrix and part Kurosawa epic' - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
'A hugely enjoyable book, a globe-trotting adventure that's a treat for everyone who likes a good thriller and a special treat for fans of stories involving secret societies, global conspiracies, and mysticism' - BOOKLIST
'A book to really make you think about the way the world operates' -- ***** Reader review
'Refreshingly good... even more gripping than the original' -- ***** Reader review
'John Twelve Hawks weaves an unforgettable tale of suspense and drama that will draw you in and captivate you in a way that few other authors achieve' -- ***** Reader review



Fear stalks our lives
. In the press. On the television. Over the airwaves. Across the internet. Everywhere we go, someone somewhere is always watching. Waiting for the mistake that will reveal secrets, truths, lies, the real story or what they want to believe. No longer is anonymity a given right.

We are being controlled without our knowledge and we don't appear to care. Daily we sacrifice little freedoms that will never be returned. We are all victims.

They are some who will fight to the death to protect those freedoms. They will not allow the forces of commerce and ideology to dictate their lives. They are off the grid. Gabriel Corrigan is one such man. The system doesn't like it. It says that you cannot opt out, that you have to participate. And it will do whatever it takes to return Gabriel to the fold - alive or dead.

He can run but he can't hide - forever...

#3 - The Golden City
#3 - The Golden City
In a world that exists in the shadow of our own, the conflict between the Brethren and the Travellers reaches its devastating climax...

Struggling to protect the legacy of his Traveller father, Gabriel faces troubling questions and relentless threats from enemies old and new.

His brother Michael, now firmly allied with the sinister Brethren, pursues his ambition to wrest power from their leader, whatever it takes.

And Maya, the Harlequin warrior pledged to protect Gabriel at all costs, is forced to make a choice that will change her life forever...

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