The Captain is coming out on Tuesday!
Honestly, I can't believe it's already almost April. My writing schedule has been insane so far this year. It feels like this is the first time I poked my head out of my Writing Cave, and it's already the end of March and there's a book coming out next week.
As the saying goes, time flies when you're producing word count.
Pre-order The Captain here! Or on audiobook right here! (Unless you're in a different region that can't use the Amazon.com domain, in which case you'll have to find it yourself because there's no way I can list the individual links to all the regions.)
Also, we'll be doing a release stream (as usual) this Sunday night at 6 PM Eastern.
Since this is a new series and not Cradle, I know there won't be as many questions about the story, but it's been a long time since I've done a livestream. I'll probably just hang out for an hour or so and talk about whatever, but I won't be giving out spoiler answers for either Cradle or the new series, The Last Horizon.
Let's keep the spoiler questions to a minimum to avoid angering Gnar'lak'tha, Spirit Guardian of Spoilers. Her seven beaked maws rend bone as easily as flesh.
Speaking of Gnar'lak'tha, I have some completely spoiler-FREE scenes to share with you!
About a year ago now, I promised that if our Kickstarter hit a certain level of support I would write scenes for Unsouled, Soulsmith, and Blackflame that could have been part of the original stories.
Nothing crazy, just an extra 1-2k words of new content per book. Getting to see the old characters again.
"Spoiler-free" in this case means that they take place inside the books and don't require any knowledge from future books. So as long as you've read to the indicated point in Books 1, 2, or 3, you're good to go.
I started working on these last week, and the first two spoiler-free scenes are done! Links are at the bottom of this blog, and the scenes will also be sent out as Kickstarter updates to everyone who backed that.
Of course, as those of you who backed the Kickstarter might remember, I also promised "a spoiler scene or two," meaning a scene set within the first three books but that requires knowledge of the most recent future books. The most recent book, as of the Kickstarter's publication, was Reaper.
If you've read Reaper, you can probably guess the nature of those scenes.
So yeah, those aren't quite ready yet, but we'll have the third spoiler-free scene and the two SPOILER SCENES THAT YOU DEFINITELY SHOULDN'T READ UNLESS YOU'VE READ REAPER out soon! But not yet.
Right now, just a couple of simple scenes set during Unsouled and Soulsmith!
Unsouled spoiler-FREE bonus scene right here!
Soulsmith spoiler-FREE bonus scene right here!
3/29/2023 10:14:18 am
Thanks. This will give me something to do today other than what I was supposed to do.
3/29/2023 10:29:00 am
When is the next Kickstarter because I love the one that I got and I look forward to getting the rest
3/29/2023 11:21:02 am
I will be keeping and eye out for the next Kickstarter
3/29/2023 10:53:54 am
Mmm... delicious scenes!
3/29/2023 11:06:05 am
It's been a hot minute since I've read the books and I haven't yet started my latest reread in preparation for Waybound--is this the first explicit in-universe confirmation we've received that the Wei, etc, ancestors were the researchers who created the dreadgods?
3/30/2023 02:06:12 am
This is the second time we are getting this confirmation - with additonal details... first was in Reaper, when Lindon is trying to claim authority over the labyrinth.
3/29/2023 11:11:07 am
Thanks. Really enjoy, and I`m always happy for more content even bare snippets. I`m just not sure those are quite spoiler-free, I mean there`s no explicit clear spoiler but it does change the tone of some of the interactions we see of those characters at those points in the books on first read doesn`t it? That`s not a bad thing but if those where included in the books it would definitely have changed my speculations of where things will go a lot.
3/29/2023 11:11:41 am
I will admit I was disappointed that The Captain came before Waybound, but after reading the teaser chapters not any longer, can't wait to read the rest of it Tuesday!
3/29/2023 11:17:00 am
Impeccably writing as always... God bless you!
3/29/2023 11:18:41 am
3/29/2023 11:41:21 am
Well, this is confirmation that the Abidan use madra and not something else... but what about abidan from other Iterations? are all the magic systems actually based on madra? i need to know this.
3/29/2023 11:42:23 am
Also, dont get mad at me, but... what if the Cosmere was an Iteration? can we have a crossover? please?
4/3/2023 01:23:56 pm
I would really like to see Eithan and Hoid/Wit meet. Just for fun.
3/29/2023 09:55:47 pm
These were great!
4/1/2023 03:45:10 pm
I don't think that's a typo, in the audio version they say tanking and it is a valid use of the word tanking.
4/2/2023 03:27:57 pm
Oh? What’s it mean then? It’s not a typical use, that’s for sure, and taking would make more sense.
4/8/2023 04:32:32 am
To tank is basically to get hit but survive, this comes as a result of tanks being armored vehicles, then "Tank" became a common class in a lot of games and tanking basically became a word.
3/30/2023 08:44:03 am
I am so excited for The Captain!! Thank you Will for coming out with 3 amazing series so far, this new one is going to be great. Also, please don’t work yourself into solitary confinement. As much as we love your books, your fans want you to be happy and healthy too!
3/31/2023 06:30:09 am
I can't start a new series until I finish Cradle . My tiny attention span simply won't allow it.
God king of the outer Lithosphere
3/31/2023 07:52:43 am
Sounds awsome! Can’t wait!
3/31/2023 01:21:27 pm
Confirmed that there is an iteration where they invented Radar lol
4/1/2023 09:55:48 am
I was really hoping the new series would be based around exploits after leaving Cradle.. I hope Waybound isn’t going to be Game Of Thrones season 8 all over again
jess the wess
4/1/2023 10:08:25 am
As vocal as Will has been about hating the ending of GoT, you shouldn't have anything to worry about.
4/3/2023 01:26:00 pm
The Captain has arrived. I just got it. Now let the reading commence!!!
4/3/2023 04:14:49 pm
I know you're extremely nervous right now Will, but we believe in you! Cannot wait to start your book tomorrow!!!!
4/3/2023 04:52:20 pm
4/5/2023 06:39:49 pm
Omg i got the leather kickstarter books and they are beautiful. I need to know when you will publish the other. I need a complete collection!!
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