Blackflame still soon!
EDIT: Something to say has presented itself! A fan made a subreddit for discussing my books, so instead of tolerating Weebly's sub-par comment system, CHECK THIS OUT!
I have a complete draft of Blackflame, and I'm working on it. Trying to get it juuuuuust right.
In the meantime, discuss amongst yourselves.
2/22/2017 05:40:29 pm
I just don't have enough of an opinion on 'amongst' to have anything to contribute.
2/23/2017 05:55:40 am
It's not the size of the mongst that matters...
2/22/2017 05:44:20 pm
I'm wondering if Lindon's village is going to be attacked my the school in this book...but it might be too soon for Lindon to return there and show off. He'd need to be at least jade
2/22/2017 05:57:19 pm
He had better be well past Jade by the time he has to fight his duel. So I don't think his level of advancement will hold him back from helping his village. But something else might. I imagine he will be quite busy leveling up.
Jesus H. Christ
2/22/2017 06:06:24 pm
I think it's unlikely he will return to the village in this book. From the author's perspective, you want to maximize the buildup for the reader. You can only impress the village bumpkins -- and entertain the reader with the reveal -- a single time. You don't want to waste it by bringing him back to the village as a meager jade. He needs to come back as something the villagers have never seen before.
2/22/2017 08:53:02 pm
My bet's on Underlord or Underlord++ - I think he'll return whenever he gets to the same advancement level as the creepy space wedgie guy from the first book.
2/24/2017 03:05:20 am
From the mouth of [Will]s
2/23/2017 01:18:22 am
Wasn't it hinted at in book 1 that his village/family was already doomed by the school he betrayed?
2/24/2017 03:03:52 am
That's what I'm remembering, yeah
2/22/2017 05:57:01 pm
Time to reread the first two books for the fourth time.
2/24/2017 03:06:36 am
I was thinking the same thing
2/22/2017 06:02:26 pm
<prepare the noose and angry mob> Can you wait, like 3 more days? Nothing on my list of things to read seemed too appealing a couple days ago, and when I saw your previous post I decided to re-read #1-2. #1 down...I just need like 6 quality reading hours, and then I'm ready. :-)
2/22/2017 06:10:30 pm
Also, it seems unlikely that the last words in the (even the draft) book are "Besides, she'd get another crack at the monster in the morning." That said--now that I typed that out loud--I think it'd be a bit of a spoiler if you actually put the last phrase in the book in a status marker. Hmmph.
2/23/2017 12:16:45 am
Damn you Will. Nothing but LIES! Why do you torture us so!!
"And then Lindon had a heart attack and died."
2/23/2017 06:31:28 am
2/22/2017 06:09:45 pm
Hello self, how are you? I'm fine... what up? Oh, nothing. Just waiting on Blackflame and OKAK. Oh! Well, Will is slacking off much like Shera presented with a space of a few minute with nothing to do so you'll have to wait a bit longer! Too bad... I'll just continue talking amongst myself!
2/22/2017 06:19:16 pm
2/22/2017 06:22:35 pm
That's not it at all...you'll never make Copper like that. Even...in, out.....pause on the end. Repeat.
2/22/2017 06:54:16 pm
You, sir, deserve gold!
2/22/2017 07:13:01 pm
I dunno...when I was 15, I thought a bit of gold would be fine. Then I got a bit of gold, and realized it just made me the equivalent of a penniless beggar to all those who no longer use a scale to count statuses...so now I just make cheap puns and analogies to make myself chuckle.
2/22/2017 08:37:53 pm
Without consulting my timeline, I think Unsouled covered about three months (spring into summer), and Soulsmith six (summer into early winter.)
2/22/2017 10:13:31 pm
Yeah I thought I detected some sarcasm in your response to that question in the last blog. The guy asked two questions and all you said was 'No' without reference to which question you were answering.
2/23/2017 12:28:02 am
I took it to mean that the battle is not that the end of either book, but takes place at the beginning/middle of one of them.
2/23/2017 08:58:56 am
Ahh fair point about when we see the duel. I had taken your response at face value to mean "No, Lindon will not fight Jai Long at the end of this book. No, Lindon will not fight Jai Long in the next one." I will trust you less in the future! Or something like that.
2/25/2017 07:44:38 am
Umm so how is soulsmith 6 months?
3/2/2017 10:59:18 pm
I know I should stop reading your blog. I know you will write provocatively tantalizing bits of misinformation, which will drive me crazy for the next 3, or so, weeks. Bravo! I am now foaming at the mouth. Rest easy, in the knowledge that you have driven a fan to foamy longing. You may now sit at the cool kids table with Brandon Sanderson and Jim Butcher.
2/22/2017 08:54:11 pm
2/25/2017 08:32:57 pm
[Dylan's comments broadcasted in a baritone,reminiscent of an event announcer in a ring].
2/22/2017 09:24:44 pm
Won't he have made something, maybe a golem or weapon equivalent to that spear or is he going to abandon the soul smith core?
It seems that if he is going to make anything it will be himself. I would speculate that he will use Jade or Lowgold+ senses in his second Iron body forging to give himself a Drudge Body combined with his Blood forged body. That way he will be able to use his own body to forge/soulsmith. Plus whatever else Will imagines for his abilities and development. It would be pretty useful to have a self repairing Drudge that you can't lose and can continue to upgrade. Also, improved maria perception, etc.
2/23/2017 03:35:15 pm
Will had stated that Lindon will not be getting a second Iron Body,
2/24/2017 03:14:53 am
Hmm...I'm just not thinking of this, but will this involve his river seed at all?
2/22/2017 09:51:11 pm
As with Soulsmith, I fully expect that this book will be ready when I get to have some holidays (lucky timing around that second book release). Now I'm going to make it interesting and not tell Will when my holidays are but know that they are soon. No pressure.
2/23/2017 09:57:58 pm
Unfortunately, finishing Elder Empire quickly is not an option at this time, as Will has chosen a particularly painful torture for those of us who love EE. Read, enjoy, and join us in pestering Will so can finish (somewhat?) quickly.
2/24/2017 10:50:33 am
Does this mean the the series is not over?
2/24/2017 09:07:28 pm
That's correct. We have 2/3 or 4/6 depending on how you want to count it. Will has promised EE is next. We will have to start sending badgers again if that changes.
2/25/2017 02:40:29 am
Oh no! :(
2/22/2017 10:08:17 pm
My wallet is ready.
Canadian Hunting a Moose
2/22/2017 10:10:56 pm
I really hope that this book focuses on Lindon really developing his own sweet style (read path) and learning what he can do with two cores.
Canadian Hunting A Moose
2/22/2017 10:19:26 pm
Since Lindon has two cores does that mean he'd be able to forge his body twice? He only reached iron with one core so far. Also, would he be able to bond with two different remnants when he goes from jade to gold twice?
2/22/2017 11:30:49 pm
Maybe he's started mitosis. He has already divided his core, next his body. In another 1 or two years maybe there will be a small army of lindons running around.
Canadian wearing a dead moose
2/23/2017 12:07:10 am
Har dee har har. Got us a real funny man here folks.
I said this to another comment, but will write it here too ^_^ There is the possibility that he doesn't get a second Iron transition. We were shown Lindon transitioning one core to copper, which was it's own little event, but when he brought his second core to copper, it didn't mention anything special about it. Nothing like "almost died because I was vulnerable while transitioning again to copper".
Canadian on a Moose skull throne
2/23/2017 07:28:41 am
Thank you for your input on the matter. I was thinking that already having an Iron body would likely hamper a second refinement of a different kind but since he did a flawless bloodforged body the first time I was contemplating whether it would be further improved by his second core advancing (much like a metal being refined multiple times). My more interesting thought was whether he would be able to bond multiple Remnants (one per core) or if he would be limited to one.
2/23/2017 09:08:31 am
I can't find it in previous comments offhand, but I believe Will has said that even with two cores, Lindon can only have one Iron body.
2/26/2017 11:54:30 am
I can't find Will's specific response either (in fact, I didn't care to even start looking through the three billion comments to find it), but Azqa and Ardash are right.
I, too, would not dig through that many comments if there was gold buried at the bottom, but I can personally confirm that he will not get more than one Iron body.
3/7/2017 03:31:11 pm
Perhaps you did not do that because that would basically end with him being a super man type hero and de emphasize the whole magic powers shtick you seem to be angling towards in this series?
2/22/2017 11:02:42 pm
Take my money!!!!
2/23/2017 12:22:12 am
What is the turnaround time for when you are completely done with the book, and us being able to read it on Amazon? Lucky for us we don't have to wait on stupid things like printing before getting our book!
2/23/2017 12:58:00 pm
OMG that is amazing!! you sir, deserve a gold medal in awesomness!
The Entire Mongolian Empire
2/24/2017 05:24:01 am
That is astounding. Technology never ceases to amaze me.
2/23/2017 01:48:10 am
I am so excited!!!!! You can only re read a book so many times before you get cranky that the next one is not here yet. Ask Patrick Rothfuss or Kel Kade!
2/26/2017 02:13:47 pm
So ready for the next book in King's dark tidings I hope it comes soon
2/23/2017 03:06:08 am
!!! so excited !!!
I'm honestly not sure what I'm going to do with the Cradle audio rights. I wasn't intending to ever do an audiobook or a paperback version, because I expected Cradle to be the smallest of my series.
2/23/2017 03:46:18 am
Which rank did the antagonist of the 1st book have?
3/2/2017 11:11:01 pm
Hold! If he was on par with the sword sage, and Suriel said he had grown past [Cradle], does that mean that the sword sage was ready to leave Cradle? And if that's the case, would Northstrider or the other people Suriel showed Lindon be closer to the Sword Sage's level?
2/23/2017 03:47:14 am
Will, how many pages does the draft of the 3rd book have?
2/23/2017 08:09:51 am
Then i should rather ask for the approx number of words.
2/23/2017 04:15:06 am
Lindon needed a perfect iron body if he wanted to move past low gold, so he got the bloodforged body when he level uped one core. But does he need to go through another perfect iron body ceremony when he upgrades his other core from copper to iron? if he does will he be able to as he already has the bloodforged body? or because his body is a perfect iron then his second core will progress with out extra fuss? also having two cores reaching iron will that make his body even more useful?
2/23/2017 04:27:21 am
Plus knowing that one of the cores will take in the sylvan riverseed (I'm guessing making that core lowgold) which will give him water madra and whatever else the label was going to say that we didn't get to read. Is there something like a sylvan lavaseed which could give power over fire madra or a sylvan stormseed that gives power over air and lightning madra. either one would be cool and if so does he get one these for his other core?
The question there becomes, will he lose his access to pure madra, if these pure madra sylvans cause him to taken in different madra? Lindon's situation is so unique with so much potential just because he's able to work with pure madra.
That definitely seems to be what's implied! I find it fascinating that we are shown a taste of what 'normal' people do to get higher in the ranks, which is immediately flipped on it's head when we realise the implications of Lindon's duel core. He will most likely get to harvest two Remnants into his core.
2/23/2017 11:46:10 am
Will stated previously that bringing the 2nd core to Iron will not change the body. It will only change the density and quality of the madra.
2/23/2017 07:38:54 am
I've skimmed this site but obviously not enough. What series is Blackflame a part of?
Canadian riding a moose
2/23/2017 08:21:55 am
It's part of the cradle series. Starts with unsouled, next is soulsmith and blackflame is book 3.
2/23/2017 08:27:08 am
It is a western xianxia series called Cradle, which is the name of the planet
2/23/2017 11:18:00 am
Not quite true. It's called cradle as it is the best place for cultivators to grow powerful. The most powerful cultivators on cradle are far more powerful than the top level players we have seen in wills other worlds. i.e. simon is a bit stronger than Yerin but not much, while the Aurelian emporer is somewhere around the level of the blackflame emporer.
2/23/2017 08:43:21 am
Will, how much money do you get per read page, when one is using kindle unlimited.
2/23/2017 01:13:43 pm
He gets about $2 per book, so 2/(# of pages) dollars.
2/23/2017 01:14:20 pm
I want this book like Lindon wants treasures. Also that last line. You're such a tease.
2/23/2017 10:22:49 pm
Would the end of February be a reasonable estimate on when it will be available? First week of March? Second week?
2/23/2017 10:37:54 pm
Any chance for a 48 hour warning before the next one comes out to give us a chance to do a re-read of the previous 2?
2/26/2017 09:04:10 pm
This is both great and immeasurably disheartening. i keep hoping to wake up and the book is out, now I fear it won't be out for a few weeks. I have no clue what I'm going to do with myself.
2/24/2017 12:04:46 am
Will, you should create a page on patreon.
I'm not sure how I feel about that, ethically. I guess it would be fine?
2/26/2017 09:00:11 pm
If you made a page for donations, and say, had a reward like an arc, or beta readership or something, name as a character, id spend 100 on an arc. Beta would probably be the top tier, and you'd have to interview along with it, but that's something I'd be interested in, and I'm sure many other people would too.
In order to offer ARCs, I'd have to significantly change the way I write and release.
3/4/2017 03:57:53 pm
2/24/2017 05:11:11 am
In the Epilogue of the 2nd book was Yerin's problem with her blood remnant mentioned.
The Entire Population of Texas
2/24/2017 05:30:39 am
The remnant that Yerin absorbed was the remnant of the her old master, the Sword Sage if I remember his name correctly. The blood remnant is something different. What it exactly is is unknown, but apparently it will eventually consume Yerin if she can't control it.
2/24/2017 07:35:33 am
Maybe, many years from now, it will consume her and want revenge on the Sacred Valley. With the power it would have, it could destroy the Valley utterly.
2/24/2017 06:09:09 am
Would have Yerin beaten Li Markuth the way she is at the end of book 2.
2/24/2017 08:42:41 am
No, almost certainly not. Li Markuth was powerful enough to move beyond Cradle and said Gold was wholly insufficient to describe his power level. Yerin was still only Lowgold.
2/24/2017 08:49:42 am
What i wonder is how a 'mere' gold, no matter which stage, is able to travel through space.
2/24/2017 08:52:51 am
@Tom he's not a mere gold. I'd bet that he's at least on a level with just about any being on Cradle.
2/24/2017 09:26:47 am
Are you sure?
2/24/2017 09:45:14 am
2/24/2017 09:53:06 am
Ah, seems like i didn'T pay attention.
2/24/2017 10:34:09 am
Will mentioned in a previous blog that Li Markuth was rough around the Sage Level and that he somehow left Cradle before reaching the high of Cradle Advancement somehow. He didn't say "Sage" level, but that he was two steps above Underlord, and he mentioned in other places that Sage is two steps above Underlord.
2/24/2017 07:01:53 am
Dumb question but does Lindon still not suffer from "weak spirit" problem? I mean he is advancing and all but how is that affecting his madra quantity?
2/24/2017 08:50:25 am
In Soulsmith, during an Eithan POV we were told that the quantity of Lindon's madra is relatively low for his age but the quality was high. My takeaway from that sequence was Eithan's assessment was contextualized within the Blackflame Empire (so it's lacking in comparison to Jades or Lowgolds), and that his weak spirit isn't actually weak anymore. Remember that in Unsouled, Yerin said that outside Sacred Valley being "unsouled" is a concept that doesn't really exist. Lindon's "weak spirit" affected the starting point, but I think has no bearing on where he actually is now.
2/24/2017 10:35:49 am
Between the ancestral Orus fruit he had in the beginning and the Star Lotus pedal he got at the end of Unsouled, he has basically healed the deficiency.
2/24/2017 09:28:06 am
Am I the only one that foresees Lindon getting Yerins "little friend" and being able to control blood Madra? At that point he could easily win the duel thanks to being able to stop/absorb/whatever the hell he wants to his opponents blood before getting in reach of the spear or any technique he may use. Pair that with his other core of pure and add in the river seed as a pet/companion that can help out or possibly use as a remnant for his secondary core which would probably end up keeping it pure since that is all the river seed feeds on.
2/24/2017 10:36:31 am
I don't think Lindon will get it. Yerin will need it to keep up with him :P
2/24/2017 11:29:18 am
In book 2, i think, Yerin said that rich families can bring their babies,maybe children, up to Jade, by using only 2 and a half pills.
2/24/2017 12:06:59 pm
My impression that was a perfect Iron body was required to advance past Gold, and that it would make advancing to the upper Gold stages easier, but that it wasn't required and wasn't considered by most sacred artists who weren't going to try to ascend to that level.
2/24/2017 03:14:44 pm
You know, I bet that Ethan actually had to do something ridiculous like capture 5-ton Roc's or maybe catch a flaming phoenix with his bare hands. Theres no way a perfect Iron body can be obtained so easily.
This is one of those weird comment threads in which you're all saying different things, but everyone is right.
2/25/2017 02:50:21 am
I'M quite curious how Lindon's father would react, if he were to discover that he was never a genius to begin with.
2/25/2017 02:53:52 am
I know that it'S unlikely he ever gets to know it, given that he probably is going to be dead, when Lindon is coming home, as the epilogue of the 1st book is strongly implying it.
2/25/2017 08:19:38 am
Not only is it likely the clan will be destroyed as uou are referencing but in Lindons view of fate his dad runs away and it seems dies trying to advance. This seems to happen with in 15 years from the 7 year festival being shortly after his sister becomes jade before she is 30.
Also, Mathew, you've raised a good question. Lindon's father would be devastated at the knowledge of how far behind they are in Sacred Valley, and would resist the truth as long as possible.
The creepy guy In your basement
2/25/2017 07:14:44 pm
About how many more days til blackflame I want some time frame to stop me form going f**king insane
The creepy guy in your basement
2/27/2017 11:14:05 am
If you don't give me a time frame I may have to come upstairs
2/28/2017 07:07:28 pm
Well, Will said he just began some serious editing, so realistically any time frame that he said would just be a lie to make you feel better. It'll be done when it's ready.
Firemonkey has a match
3/1/2017 01:38:41 pm
So... ya I would love for it to be out in the next 2 weeks, but honestly I have very few problems waiting for the book if that means it isnt garbage due to grammar slaughter.
3/1/2017 04:23:12 pm
I didn't say I didn't have a problem waiting. I certainly have a problem. I want to read it right now. But I agree with you that the wait is worth it when the end result doesn't look like something I wrote in 7th grade.
2/26/2017 08:07:47 am
Which names do you come up for future ranks?
2/27/2017 06:56:33 am
Quick question for Will or if he's said it before to anyone who would know: will there always be 3 sub-ranks to an overall advancement level (i.e. low, high, true for gold, or under,over,arch for lord) or does that just happen to be the case for the advancement levels we've seen so far?
2/27/2017 07:01:54 am
This is an extract of one of your posts:
3/4/2017 12:13:07 pm
So, if the "three stages to a realm" file holds true, (at least outside of Sacred Valley) would the copper, iron, and Jade stages be considered part of the foundation realm? I know in Sacred Valley foundation is a stage in its own right, but with people outside being comparatvely op I get the feeling that the first recognized stage would be copper.
3/4/2017 12:30:52 pm
So it would be
2/27/2017 07:05:44 am
Will, which book are you going to write after you have taken your break from Backflame?
2/27/2017 07:06:55 am
Will, which book are you going to write after you have taken your break from Backflame?
2/27/2017 07:28:16 am
Sry for double post.
2/27/2017 11:07:41 am
I honestly hope its the 4th Cradle. This stuff is like heroin to me. I check this website everyday. I've got a problem.
2/27/2017 01:28:13 pm
I know how you feel.
2/27/2017 08:29:43 pm
Turns out it was a good idea, Tim, which I recognize in hindsight.
2/27/2017 08:36:14 am
Did you already get feedback from a few of your friends for Blackflame?
Cradle Addict Dave
2/27/2017 08:41:29 pm
I really hope that "And then Lindon died of a heart attack" is not the last line of the book. That would be way too much of a cliffhanger. I know that the amount complete: "Lies" and the line itself suggest that it is just a tease but some part of me worries that it could be true.
2/28/2017 10:24:12 am
Will, how dare you try to distract us away from your blog. How naive.
2/28/2017 09:00:43 pm
3/1/2017 02:00:52 pm
so i'm pretty sure i didn't write this but i had a similar entry earlier. is there really someone else here whose name is one letter off mine that had the same thought or did i double entry this and misspell my name? am i being gaslighted? gaslit? whatever the past tense of gaslight is? has spamming refresh on will's website finally driven me over the edge into crazy town?
Armada of raccoons and other woodland creatures that have been assimilated into their empire
3/1/2017 05:34:16 am
We must not fooled by this attempt to buy more time. No matter how tempting it is to read through the WoWs....
2/28/2017 09:27:33 pm
My constant refreshes are probably hurting my computer somehow. I'll wait as long as it takes, but I sure will grumble the entire way ^.^
3/1/2017 08:28:51 am
Soon: Copyright 2016-2017 Will Wight. All rights reserved. "Soon" does not imply any particular date, time, decade, century, or millennia in the past, present, and certainly not the future. "Soon" shall make no contract or warranty between Will Wight and the end user. "Soon" will arrive some day, Will Wight does guarantee that "soon" will be here before the end of time. Maybe. Do not make plans based on "soon" as Will Wight will not be liable for any misuse, use, or even casual glancing at "soon."
3/7/2017 09:25:10 am
Have you read this wonderful book called Misery? It touches briefly on what can happen to authors who neglect their fans. :P
3/7/2017 11:29:04 am
3/2/2017 03:44:23 am
Question regarding the youth of the Sandvipers, whose transition to iron we witnessed. Did he get a "perfect iron body"?
3/2/2017 05:38:00 am
I believe that it is a perfect Iron body, simply a very weak one. Most perfect iron bodies require a significant amount of pain to create, but as we saw, the sandviper didn't even cry out. There version of the iron body is probably watered down
3/2/2017 06:17:23 am
Keep in mind that the Sandvipers are a weak Sect on the outskirts of civilization. It's very possible that they are in fact doing it wrong.
3/3/2017 02:00:21 am
Also, according to Eithan it is very rare for someone to even become an Underlord. This is why he is looking for exceptional people to explore the Sacred Arts. It is mentioned in that scene (or somewhere) that Kral had received a lot more venom, but it is also implied that even he did not have as much as Lindon. Kral was Highgold with a shot at becoming Truegold (although Eithan suggested that if he made it there he definitely wasn't making it any further). I think it can be surmised that through Eithan's ignorance (which is perhaps feigned) of the exact procedure and dosage of the venom and Lindon's willpower that they have created the truest Bloodforged body to be found.
3/2/2017 08:01:59 am
Sorry for the stupid question, but if Will writes that the rank Sage is 2 steps above underlord.
3/2/2017 11:52:28 am
I believe what he means is Sage is 2 realms above the -Lord realm. So it would go: Lord realm with the Under-, Over- and Arch- the different levels in the Lord realm and then 2 yet to be determined realms before you reach the Sage realm. Keep in mind this is my take on the WOW (Word of Will).
3/2/2017 02:49:36 pm
So, um Will. Got any more of dem, spoilers? Maybe a sample chapta for ya buddies? May the big hit itself? I'll pay, I gots dem cash if you gots de goods!
3/2/2017 06:23:30 pm
I wonder if Will reads our comments in this blog and reddit to see our theories on the next book and then just changes it based on what we said to mess with us or just make sure he surprises us?
I actually have a comment on the subreddit where I respond to this!
3/3/2017 01:30:10 am
Doesn't Lindon forget a rather simpler solution for rescuing his family.
3/3/2017 05:42:08 am
You assume his family would believe him and that he is only worried about his family and is ok with everyone else where he grew up dying.
Swarm of Raccoons driving a car
3/3/2017 05:49:48 am
But what if the queen of the ninecloud court simply doesn't care about the sacred valley? Besides, aren't there four dreadgods? The queen might end up needing to deal with the others.
3/3/2017 06:24:16 am
Swarm of Raccoons driving a car, I didn't write that he should ask the queen for help, but simply bring his family to her country, when he is strong enough to protect them during that travel, of cource.
3/4/2017 06:26:59 am
Do remember, Suriel said that if Lindon tried to travel to the Nine Cloud Court as he was in book one, he would die One Million out of one million times as a dead certainty. Plus Lindon WANTS to become strong for his own sake.
3/3/2017 02:37:17 pm
You're assuming the distance to the ninecloud court is travelable. Someone in the subreddit did the math and to go from sacred valley to Nine cloud court would be roughly walking the circumference of earth 70 times. He would not only need to ultra strong ( read underlord at least) but he would need a means to travel a group of people over that distance relatively quick. If it will take 30 years for the dreadgod to appear, why not just train and get strong enough to take it out given you have that much time. It will only help lindon in the future if his goal is to leave Cradle.
3/3/2017 08:28:48 pm
Ok Mr. Wight Ima need you to finish up this book and probably like the next 3-4 of them asap.. k thanks..
3/4/2017 10:16:15 am
I read that Will intends to write another Traveler's Gate book.
3/5/2017 09:21:37 am
Hey Jim, since no one has responded to you yet I'll take a crack at it. No spoilers involved. The Traveler's Gate trilogy has a satisfying ending so that you're not left with a cliffhanger, at least from what I can remember anyway. However Will felt the pressure from so many of his readers to write another book because we want more Simon. It's like cowbell, can never get enough cowbell.
I agree with James.
3/4/2017 01:57:05 pm
Hi, bit late to rthe scene jere.
3/4/2017 01:58:31 pm
Sorry for the spelling errors... typing on phone without prediction... go figure
3/4/2017 03:27:09 pm
The downside is that he uses madra whenever he gets hurt, so a large number of small wounds that wouldn't bother someone else much could drain him quite a lot.
3/4/2017 03:50:06 pm
But as he advances, I'm guessing he'll gain control over the activation of that ability. I see his body as a pure boon, and like many others have said, it will likely make further advancement easier because he can heal from anything. We've also seen that considering how brutal the advancement to Iron was, Lindon is able to ignore other pain he experiences (even an attack from a Highgold).
Ferones evil twin
3/5/2017 02:41:35 am
Exactly, he can take all the punishment you can dish out and then, with some R&R, he'll be right back up again. So good for training montages, and for grudge matches/ revenge fights.
3/6/2017 12:49:33 pm
It appears risk and perceived threat affect how quickly you advance in the sacred arts. Once Lindon internalizes how difficult he is to really harm he's going to need some truly epic training bouts.
3/7/2017 08:18:59 pm
There's only one way for us to know for sure... ;) ;) wink wink
Ferones not so evil twin
3/10/2017 09:36:32 am
I think so too, or... atleast i hope so
3/5/2017 05:44:24 am
Usually in Xianxia novels, the longer the series goes on the higher do the standards become.
3/5/2017 08:08:53 pm
Will said in response to someone asking if the Blackflame Emperor and the Sword Sage could 2v1 the Nincloud Princess, "they both die to her guards and never get to her".
3/6/2017 01:37:10 am
Well, that is.................., yeah.....
3/6/2017 05:21:04 am
Well, there is a big difference amongst guards.
3/6/2017 03:05:33 pm
What what whattttt? I'm on the email list (I think) and didn't get a copy. So maybe not?
zeussAXIS the drinking
3/6/2017 07:00:31 pm
I didn't realize I was on a bridge until I heard someone shouting this above the babble of the brook below. TROLL! TROLLIE-TROLLER-TROLLLLLL! :-)
3/7/2017 09:10:08 am
Is this a sick joke to torture us further? I got no such chapter.
3/7/2017 09:56:39 am
Why did the Sword sage wait sooo long for Yerin to reach the lowgold rank?
3/7/2017 03:01:13 pm
I'd assume it had something to do with Yerin rather than the Sage. Might have something to do with her sash thing.
Family of racooons sneaking into a grocery store to acquire doritos
3/8/2017 05:04:41 am
I suspect that it has more to do with finding the perfect remnant for Yerin more than anything. If merely advancing to iron requires a complex process to make the perfect body, imagine the difficulty in procuring the ideal remnant.
Family of raccoons invading a grocery store
3/8/2017 05:07:28 am
A similar scenario might how Jai Long was forced to remain a jade in order to wait for one of the stellar spear elders to die and create the perfect stellar spear remnant. The sword sage may have wanted Yerin to have a remnant of the endless sword.
3/7/2017 12:01:17 pm
Hey Will, can we get a rough ETA on the book? No need to be too precise, just enough to recalibrate expectations.
3/7/2017 12:18:51 pm
Thanks, you evil bastard.
3/7/2017 03:02:22 pm
Will is not evil. He's Diabolical.
Zeussaxis the Distracted
3/7/2017 07:46:19 pm
Moratorium on "are we there yet?" questions: it's been less than 6 months since Soulsmith was published. Who here has experienced an author publishing a book more than once a year (in the same series | Sanderson is exempt)?
Family of raccoons collectively driving a motor vehicle
3/8/2017 05:13:24 am
I recall Will writing the Traveler's gates fairly quickly.
3/29/2017 09:08:04 am
Wasn't the Night Angel trilogy published in three months?
3/7/2017 10:11:56 pm
Will took the time to take a breather and respond to many comments. This means he's close enough that he feels he can take a breather...or he's slacking off.
3/7/2017 11:02:48 pm
3/7/2017 07:43:31 pm
Hey Will, will we get to learn more about Yerin's unwelcome guest in Blackflame?
3/8/2017 07:38:35 am
Will, if Lindon were to fight against the Elders of his clan, would he win with his perfect iron body, or is the strength of a jade cultivator too high, no matter how weak they are.
3/8/2017 09:15:45 am
Also been wondering how a two person path like the sword of the endless path having only the sage and Yerin as followers of it is supposed to promote the disciple to gold other than the teachers death since you want a remnant in your core that is from your exact same path typically, right? I imagine this is a fairly common thing or at least not unheard of so I wonder how they resolve it, I can't imagine every master is willing to die for their apprentice.
It is pretty common, so usually you just look for a compatible Remnant. Which means the Remnant of a different sword Path.
3/9/2017 03:21:24 pm
Overweight Rock Climber
3/8/2017 10:37:00 am
I've been watching Legion on Hulu and it make me wonder in a versus battle if the X-man Legion learned how to use his powers who would will, Yerin or Legion?
OVERWEIGHT ROCK CLIMBER
3/8/2017 10:46:20 am
typos above: meant who would 'win'
Always Legion, because his powers are poorly defined and have no hard limit. Yerin has very clear things that she can and cannot do, whereas Legion might send her back in time or turn her into a sock, because his powers are whatever crap the writer decides would be interesting this week.
3/8/2017 03:23:38 pm
Thanks for letting me know, Brian!
3/9/2017 05:04:08 pm
and so my plot to derail you from editing your new book and getting it published quickly by distracting you with another book fails catastrophically.
3/9/2017 01:23:12 am
Will, the Sword Sage praised the chief of the Heaven Glory school(not sure the name is correct). Does this mean that he has a perfect jade body, or whatever it is called.
The Sword Sage didn't REALLY praise him, he just took it as praise.
6/14/2017 10:47:52 pm
Hey, I was wondering when the fourth book of cradle was coming out cause I've looked it up and nothing shows up. And, why did Simon agree to be the Queens bodyguard. He already had a lot of other things to do? Thank you Will, that is all
6/14/2017 11:58:53 pm
So it seems Will and everybody is on this reddit page now instead of the blog. Go here to ask your question.
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