Sorry I've been dead for so long, I'm back now. I had to replicate my entire genetic sequence in LEGO in order to earn my way back to life.
Let's take care of business first:
New Traveler's Gate Trilogy audiobooks are coming June 1st!
The current versions are read by me, which is why we re-recorded so you could enjoy the sweet, sultry susurrations of Travis Baldree instead of my donkey-like bray.
If you already own the crappy Will Wight-narrated version, first of all, my condolences. That version will no longer be available for purchase on June 1st, and good riddance to it.
However, if you already have it, you won't lose it.
The new, far-superior Travis Baldree versions of all three books will be available on Audible Plus for free (for all Audible members) for six months, so if you don't want to buy the new version, you don't have to!
If you do want to, you can. Also, if you want to purge your account of evil, you could delete the Will-narrated version yourself. Manually. Or throw your device into a fire.
Additionally, for the first three months, the House of Blades audiobook will be free whether you have an Audible membership or not. You probably do have an Audible membership, but if you don't, free book! And if you do, free book also!
If you've never heard Travis Baldree read before, now's your chance to do it for free!
Well, on June 1st. Not now.
The audio should still be available for Whispersync discount, so if you own the ebooks, the audio version will be available to buy for "really cheap." Unless Whispersync screws up again, but that's not my department, don't sue me.
June 1st, by the way, is the nine-year anniversary of House of Blades.
In some ways, it doesn't feel like nine years. In other ways, it feels more like nine Great Cycles of the Cosmos.
Thanks to the new audiobooks, we also have new covers!
The covers will, of course, show up on Audible when the books launch, but if you haven't seen them yet, here's a Reddit link!
They were drawn by the fantastic Ari Ibarra, a fan of the series, whose further work is available for perusal at these fine locations:
What is up with Dreadgod?
I asked if I was allowed to tell you yet, and I was told that I was not permitted to say anything about how soon Dreadgod is going to come out. I have to wait until next month.
"Please," I said. "I have to say something. It's been so long and I've worked on so much."
"Get back in the airlock," they told me. Then they vented me out into space.
What are you working on that isn't Cradle?
Here's an un-subtle hint: I've used the phrase "plasma bolts" a lot.
5/27/2022 01:20:31 pm
Will, by “Next Month” you better mean June in a few days!! We have all been not-so-patiently waiting
5/27/2022 01:20:33 pm
5/27/2022 01:32:39 pm
Gotta be quicker than that! Slow by two seconds.
5/27/2022 01:23:57 pm
Okay, it looks like Will has finished writing Dreadgod.
5/27/2022 01:35:04 pm
He usually doesn't give details until it has all been firmed up with Amazon. He has experience with the date he thought it would go live not being the date so now he is extra careful to avoid disappointed fans.
5/27/2022 01:36:50 pm
LOL, that makes a lot of sense.
5/28/2022 06:39:28 pm
I think he means he will announce the release date mid/late june and it will come out in july. Just hope it is july 1 or 2 so can use the weekend to read. *hint*
5/27/2022 01:38:30 pm
Can’t wait for June!
5/27/2022 01:41:40 pm
Very Excite!!! On to re-read number 4!!!
5/27/2022 01:43:22 pm
I am also writing plasma bolts over and over again. Well, so far, once. But plasma bolts are something that should be written about. Twice
5/27/2022 02:23:11 pm
I'm so excited to be a part of the Will-verse!
5/27/2022 02:35:57 pm
I love you. I am so glad you're awesome!
5/27/2022 02:53:04 pm
Nicholas W Fuller
5/27/2022 02:55:32 pm
Plasma bolts?! This could only mean one thing! Blood engineers.
Happy Happy Joy
5/27/2022 04:21:14 pm
Happy Happy Joy Joy, Happy Happy Joy Joy! Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof!… wait, that does sound odd. But I am happy I g!!!
5/27/2022 04:46:47 pm
5/27/2022 05:16:18 pm
So now you're back. From Outer Space.
5/30/2022 09:41:23 pm
I’ve been waiting for the book, squirming in my flesh.
5/31/2022 09:00:00 pm
Thankfully he did not change his lock
5/27/2022 05:43:06 pm
Does “plasma bolts” mean you are writing a science fiction novel?
5/27/2022 10:45:29 pm
Or about a wizard that fires superheated matter in the form of a bolt.
5/28/2022 12:59:52 am
Or about a home worker who uses nuts and plasma bolts to build extra sturdy scaffolding.
5/28/2022 06:49:02 pm
Imagine an iteration where the power is technology centric.
5/28/2022 04:27:08 am
If I don't get some Dreadgod info soon I'm gonna lose it...
5/28/2022 05:45:09 am
I second this haha
Palert of IceFlower
5/28/2022 07:47:46 am
Time is ticking, the hoardes of Vroshir are ready to emerge from the Void. Only “Dreadgod” can prevent the cataclysm.
5/28/2022 02:24:43 pm
Like many others, I am waiting in anticipation of Dreadgod. I have been so focused on my nonfiction reading, and writing that the Cradle series is the only fiction I have read/listened-to in almost a decade. Frankly, I am not accustomed to having to wait. LOL!
Wei Shi Lindon
5/28/2022 04:26:08 pm
oh thank Suriel I’m so ready to find out which Dreadgod I eat first.
5/29/2022 06:19:02 am
I found this series last august on audible, and Iv probably listened to it about 6 times since then I love it lol! I’ve tried to find other books but they haven’t captured me like cradle has. Can’t wait for dreadgod to release!
5/29/2022 07:19:56 am
I hope it is a June 1st release. Will spent a lot of time discussing a June 1st release for something he CAN discuss and then said he isn't allowed to say anything about the Dreadgod release date. Obviously he was working around the oath extracted by a Monarch.
5/29/2022 09:55:19 pm
That is not likely. There should be a pre-order period so we are looking at late-June or July at the earliest. I have an Audible credit waiting for DreadGod as soon as it shows up on pre-order.
5/30/2022 11:49:21 am
can't wait for what he is working on
5/30/2022 02:45:39 pm
Upon entering the airlock Will waits as time extends to nothing and his voice is silenced forever...but wait...what's this switch? It is an intercom. He can get one last message out - the DreadGod release date. A collective sigh breathes through the cradleverse. All is not lost.
5/31/2022 01:20:35 pm
Plasma Bolts? Sure, Ive heard about plasma bolts. Its that thing when you take some blood and put it in a century fuge in order to get the plasma out and then a rat jumps on it and you know what happens next? Blammo! Plasma bolts everywhere.
5/31/2022 09:09:13 pm
Just went through information on everything up to reaper again. [Please give me dreadgod! Or scales! Cmon I’ll give you a cookie! Imagine I just gave you a cookie, a really delicious cookie]
5/31/2022 10:05:06 pm
It's June now, officially "Next Month"!!! Tell us now!!! The release date?
6/1/2022 06:47:17 am
All 3 of the TG books are now available on Audible and can be listened to for free if you have Audible+.
6/1/2022 07:19:01 am
You're a pen sage and you can't write fast enough
6/1/2022 08:00:49 am
I’m guessing that plasma bolts refers to a fairly powerful ammo used by Aloy in Horizon Forbidden West. I’ve been playing that a lot too.
6/1/2022 09:00:13 am
My refresh button is acting funny... doesn't show any new updates on DREADGOD...
6/1/2022 04:25:07 pm
Thank you for the new Travelers Gate audio version! They were good enough that I powered through you reading them. So, backhanded compliment? I'm very excited for Travis's narration. Doubly excited that they're free initially.
6/2/2022 09:31:22 am
Will has updated his facebook profile picture. Not too long now folks!
6/2/2022 10:42:00 am
6/2/2022 10:53:42 am
6/2/2022 11:24:49 am
Well, it was updated with art from old covers, not a new one so..?
6/2/2022 11:35:07 am
It is his countdown. He does this with every book.
6/2/2022 11:47:46 am
I think DRe is onto something... It has a feel of a countdown, that will end with the cover reveal of Dreadgod...
6/2/2022 12:53:11 pm
So exciting!! Thanks DRe!!
6/3/2022 06:54:22 am
He reached till Ghostwater yesterday... so at that rate, switching pictures at every 2 hrs, he should reach Reaper today. And may reveal Dreadgod cover-art (and hopefully release date) tonight!
6/4/2022 08:22:22 pm
Wow, called it exactly
6/2/2022 12:51:40 pm
I started listening to the new audiobook version, travis is better, but you did a good job too Will. I listened to the first chapter in the new version and then the first chapter of the old version.
6/3/2022 04:37:04 am
Well when he is a professional voice actor then it's expected that he would do better. Likewise, I would expect a sub-par Dreadgod book if Travis wrote it. "If you judge a fish based on how well it climbs a tree" and all...Trust me, I'm a professional. Just look at my name.
6/3/2022 02:24:44 pm
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B31PFR8H/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_4NG37B8GQWMT5V75EST3 This is a YA fantasy novel that just came out today. It looks interesting so I though I’d share it with everybody since a lot of folks are looking for something else to read.
6/3/2022 04:19:10 pm
Thanks for the heads up. Great to see professional narration for House of Blades. Why do you let Audible put their tramp-stamp across Travis Baldree's name? Or failing any other option, why not have the art work follow audible's safe zone guidelines? (see red zone) https://help.acx.com/s/article/what-is-the-only-from-audible-graphic
6/3/2022 04:43:32 pm
6/3/2022 06:42:21 pm
July 5th is so far sway
6/4/2022 08:15:01 pm
Must I truly wait a whole month more before my hunger for cradle is satiated?
6/5/2022 12:25:50 pm
I really don’t like the July 5th date. Means his pre-book Q&A (which I love and appreciate) is right in the midst of July 4th fireworks and celebrations. Unless he moves it… But that would break tradition.
6/6/2022 02:26:39 pm
Anyone know why the first 6 cradle books on audible got re-released? I still have the originals in my library, but I don't my OCD will let me not buy them too.
6/7/2022 05:34:01 pm
Thank you for re-recording the series with Travis, and thank you for making them freely available. I will be enjoying them soon! :)
6/15/2022 08:07:12 pm
Can’t wait for cradle. So keen.
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