|The Way Series|
|Genre||Prose based series|
|Country of origin||Canada|
in two 4 chapters books
|Original run||5 November 2007 – 8 May 2009|
It tells a story that spans time, universes, and decades. It is both a continuation of Stargate canon and an AU story. The series begins after season 10 of Stargate SG-1 and season 4 of Stargate Atlantis with Earth's destruction. Colonel Carter and Teal'c escape to Atlantis and set out on a mission to retake the planet. It quickly becomes a mission of revenge when they discover Earth has been utterly destroyed.
Originally conceived as a story that would mostly be told in flashbacks, sbz says on her website that she realized that format would be ""cumbersome" and decided to tell the story from the beginning.
The Way series began the 5 November 2007 when the first story, The Way the World Ends, was posted to fanfiction.net. Chapters were posted daily until 21 May 2008 when the final story of book one, The Way the World Is, was concluded. This was supposed to mark the conclusion of the series.
However, the 2 June 2008, a new story titled The Way: Interlude appeared on fanfiction.net. Intended as a one-shot to check in on a few unresolved threads, this story became the prologue to book two. The first full length story of the second book, The Way the Universe Shifts, was posted the 6 August 2008. The final instalment of book two, The Way: Coda, concluded the 8 May 2009.
The entire series is 704.404 words and 1.859 pages in Microsoft Word. It consists of eight stories split into two books.
The Way series is primarily a story about Colonel Carter and Teal'c, with greater focus on Carter; she is the main protagonist throughout. A central theme is her and Teal'c's unwavering friendship, loytalty to, and belief in each other.
There is a large cast of original characters who come and go as the series progresses. Three become main secondary characters for the majoirty of the series.
Other main characters from Stargate SG-1 - Jack, Daniel, Janet, General Hammond, Jacob - play pivotal roles, although they are absent for a significant time at the beginning of the series. Many secondary and minor characters have cameos.
Characters from Atlantis appear but are not major players in the series.
Books and chapters
- The Way the World Ends
- The Way the Future Changes
- The Way the Journey Goes
- The Way the World Is
Book two (2 June 2008 to 8 May 2009 ) :
- The Way: Interlude
- The Way the Universe Shifts
- The Way of Resurgence
- The Way: Coda
The Way series contains graphic and prevalent violence; torture; intense scenes; intermittent language; dark themes; and assorted mature content.
As of February 2011, sbz pulled the books off of her website, and in a statement on her website, asked that those with copies on their computers not to share or archive the stories, as sbz wishes to write original fiction that may use particular elements from her series.