Underlord is now available in most (maybe all?) regions! If you pre-ordered, you should have it already, and if you haven't...you can get it now!
Now I'm going to sleep! Talk to you tomorrow!
When a new ebook is released, before it has a paperback edition, Amazon estimates how long it will be in pages. Usually they guess low, so the "page count" is often inaccurate.
Once there's a paperback edition of that book, Amazon updates to using the paperback page count, which is correct. But because each printing and edition of any book can have wildly different page counts, writers and editors tend to use word count to describe the length of a book rather than pages.
With that in mind, I'd like to give you the length of all six books in Cradle thus far (according to my original Word files):
Book 1, Unsouled: 89,097
Book 2, Soulsmith: 86,534
Book 3, Blackflame: 111,484
Book 4, Skysworn: 86,760
Book 5, Ghostwater: 90,870
Book 6, Underlord: 103,130
TOTAL: 567,875 words
Hey, we've crossed half a million words!
With only a week to go before the release of Underlord, I was trying to decide what preview I should share with you.
Then I had an epiphany! I epiphanated all over the couch. It was messy.
Travis Baldree, the awesome narrator of the Cradle audiobooks, has been sending me some last-minute typos and corrections as he recorded the Underlord audio. So I thought I'd share with you the lines that got changed out of context and you can milk them for spoilers!
Also, on the night of February 28th, I'll be reading the first Lindon chapter aloud on the Discord of Dubious Intent at about 10 PM EST! And then I'll probably be chilling on voice chat for the next five hours until the book comes out at 3 AM my time.
Discord invite: https://discord.gg/6AyYFER (I don't know how Discord works, so if this isn't right, just...figure it out.)
[EDIT: The Discord link keeps breaking, and I don't know if that's because it's inherently temporary or if too many people have used it. I've changed it one last time, because Little Blue has put effort into getting a new one, but I don't have time to keep replacing the link. When this breaks, it will be 'figure it out' time.]
[OBLIGATORY SPOILER WARNING EVEN THOUGH THE SPOILERS ARE MILD]
Page 40: "...if it drew on itself for power, it would only last for a few days before needing replaced." >>> "...before needing to be replaced."
Page 64: "Cycling aura here will be much faster here than back home..." >>> "...here will be much faster than back home..."
Page 68: "The second step of the [SPOILER MAN]'s instruction was set of soulfire control techniques..." >>> "...was a set of...
Page 108: "Her father was a significant figure in the Naru clan, and had taken to direct their defenses." >>> "...taken to directing their defenses..."
Page 146: "They didn't believe her, though she wasn't taking the situation seriously." >>> "...thought she wasn't taking..."
Page 147: "...languish the second prince with praise..." >>> Curse you, autocorrect. "Lavish."
Page 148: "Charity says" >>> "Charity said"
Page 178: "[SHE] abandons her advancement seeks a hearing with her own mother." >>> "advancement, seeks"
Many of you have been waiting for the big announcement I’ve been teasing for today, and now I’m thrilled to announce: I have Hamilton tickets for tonight!
I knew you’d be excited!
I’ve never liked musicals, but that’s only because they usually stop the story dead for the musical numbers. Don’t give me music, give me story.
But my sister’s been obsessed with the Hamilton soundtrack for over a year now, so when she finally tied me down and forced it into my ears, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it’s, you know, awesome.
It’s won so many awards that I knew it would be a top-notch production, but I had no idea how great the storytelling would be.
So when I found out there was a Hamilton showing coming to Orlando in February, I immediately booked tickets! And tonight, the time has finally come!
I’m especially looking forward to it because there’s a lot of story information that the soundtrack alone doesn’t give you, so I can’t wait to get the full picture.
And I knew you guys would be excited on my behalf!
P.S. Also, Underlord March 1st.
Of Killers and Kings Progress:
"Where's the Emperor?" Estyr Six asked.
these books are really complicated guys
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