The Will and the Way offers an assortment of new kits (including the Beastmaster and the Sensai, a martial-arts master), along with a supplementary set of rules for mental combat, suitable for any campaign using psionic characters. The appendix introduces 60-plus new sciences and devotions, many of extraordinary power.
Rick Swan reviewed The Will and the Way for Dragon magazine #213 (January 1995). He commented that although the book was "included as part of the Dark Sun line, this could more accurately be considered a sequel to The Complete Psionics Handbook. Swan concludes the review by saying: "These psionicists are guys you don't want to cross."