Dreadgod Release: July 5th!
Many of you already know this, but since I didn't blog Friday night, here it is: Cradle #11, Dreadgod, is coming out in all formats on July 5th!
I told you I was making progress.
Practically speaking, it's exactly the same length as Reaper. Technically, it's longer. You'll see.
Pre-order begins June 21st! You know how it works by now; paperbacks can't be pre-ordered, but ebooks and audio will be up for pre-order in a couple weeks.
And as I announced last week, the Traveler's Gate Trilogy is back on Audible, re-recorded by Travis Baldree! It's on Audible Plus for six months, yadda yadda, all the things I said last time.
Now that business is out of the way, back to what you're here for: Dreadgod.
People always ask me how I feel about the upcoming book, and the answer is always "TERRIFIED," because my heart is weak and full of never-ending anxiety. However, there's some cool stuff coming up in Cradle that I'm excited for you to enjoy.
Of course, I can't talk about those things because they'd be spoilers.
So here are some meaningless facts about Dreadgod:
--The word "Dross" is used 443 times.
--The word "neglect" is used 1 time.
...and in a second, I'll share with you the title of Chapter 1.
As you're already aware, chapters in Cradle don't have titles, but if Chapter 1 of Dreadgod did have a title, this is what it would be.
I won't tell you exactly what happens, just what the chapter would be called, but if you really really want no spoilers then SPOILER ALERT for Chapter 1 of Dreadgod...
Click READ MORE over there -->
Chapter 1: The Ghost of Ozmanthus
6/6/2022 11:52:55 am
My body is ready.
6/6/2022 11:55:02 am
443 is not enough times!
6/15/2022 12:03:05 am
I know, right!?
6/23/2022 05:16:22 pm
I just checked -- dross is mentioned 249 times in reaper
Ozriel The Reaper
6/6/2022 11:56:16 am
Click where? Help!
6/6/2022 06:48:42 pm
It's on the next line. I didn't have to click anything.
6/6/2022 11:59:46 am
I'm just going to be thinking sad thoughts about what has been neglected from now until JULY FIFTH, thanks.
6/6/2022 11:59:56 am
6/6/2022 12:03:33 pm
Clearly, this means that Ozriel is disbanding the trailers and joining the ghosts. Much to the frustration of everyone, especially the ghosts.
6/6/2022 12:04:26 pm
Trailers? Really? Reapers. Stupid auto-correct
6/7/2022 05:32:49 pm
There will be no more movie trailers ever again, Ozriel is getting rid of them.
6/6/2022 12:06:07 pm
So Lindon is going to use the hunger ruler technique to summon a copy of Eithan...
6/6/2022 12:08:59 pm
Only to drain him; oh the POWER!
6/6/2022 02:46:11 pm
He already drained him when they shook hands!
6/7/2022 10:58:00 am
Can't respond to your comment. Will confirmed that Lindon did not drain Ozriel. Ozriel's armor protected him from London's drain.
6/6/2022 12:07:09 pm
Any chance of an early reading of a chapter like there was the last two books?
6/6/2022 12:10:06 pm
I literally got chills when I read the chapter title.
6/6/2022 12:15:50 pm
I am all tingly with anticipation.
6/6/2022 12:17:44 pm
As I told Sam, the hills are alive with the sound of HYPE.
6/6/2022 12:34:24 pm
Is Lindon going to talk to Eithan's (Ozmanthus') labyrinth copy? The same one they faced in Reaper? Could Eithan have given it more information or let it absorb some from him?
6/6/2022 12:50:37 pm
Darnit Will! I come HOME from vacation on the 6th! I could be reading this on the beach!
6/7/2022 02:40:30 pm
Our hearts bleed for your sacrifice!
6/6/2022 12:51:27 pm
6/6/2022 01:26:53 pm
U r making me gae
6/6/2022 01:46:23 pm
Sorry, that was my GENIUS brother making a comment for me. Apologies...
6/12/2022 07:09:31 pm
TELL HIM, RIOTER!
6/6/2022 01:25:15 pm
Please, sir, I want some more
6/6/2022 01:58:08 pm
You cannot rush perfection. I eagerly and patiently wait. July 5 is going to be a wonderful day.
6/18/2022 07:51:06 am
Booking the day off right now. Setting all phones off. Marking myself out of office/communicato
6/6/2022 02:08:19 pm
Where is the read more button??? I’m going crazy can’t find it
6/8/2022 08:36:06 am
The read more button exists when looking at the blog page itself, not when looking at this specific post. The blog page version of the post cuts off the chapter title and the -Will signature, but unfortunately there is nothing new beyond the title itself.
6/6/2022 02:51:50 pm
Akura Malice’s eyes burned with the rage that warred with humiliation and fear as a will greater than her own flattened her to the ground. Sweat dripped down her face as she attempted to push herself off the ground to no avail. Dross grinned fiendishly at her prone figure beneath him. “So…;” he asked her. “How do YOU like it?!”
6/6/2022 06:15:54 pm
Lol I love that, thanks
6/6/2022 08:21:12 pm
Glad you liked it! 😆
6/6/2022 04:06:49 pm
443? That's almost 200 more than Reaper! That's a whole lotta Dross
6/6/2022 06:56:01 pm
Need me some more Dross! At least 500 mentions minimum.
6/6/2022 07:17:20 pm
I am literally going to take work off and just sit at home reading this! Then as soon as I'm done I'm downloading the audiobook and listening to it 😁 you are literally the best author in the world Will! Thank you thank you thank you!
6/6/2022 07:31:46 pm
I just spent the last 3 weeks reading all 10 Volumes and just finished 10 minutes ago and said… wait when is Dreadgod coming out and this pops up!!!! Is Eithan real… Will your stories are refreshingly unique I love them.
6/6/2022 08:00:05 pm
I literally giggled-screamed! I'm not sure my mind is ready let alone my body but give it to me anyway! 😁
6/7/2022 12:17:31 am
Re: Chapter title - Squee!!
6/7/2022 12:29:05 am
Will, I want you to know that your books have been the only thing keeping me going these last few weeks, and that your Cradle series is one of my top book series of all time, rivaled only by the Inheritance cycle. Great work on the books so far, I’m looking forward to hearing Travis’ wonderful voice reading your book to me
Sam Duncan [2 star titan]
6/7/2022 02:03:32 am
Wow, just wow. Will, you are talented beyond words!
6/7/2022 05:14:56 am
Let's Gooo! Can't believe how close we are to book 12!
6/7/2022 08:09:05 am
This update had excellent timing as I just finished Reaper yesterday (same day). Yes, I was behind. But I also reread all of the books first. Anyways, woohoo!!!
6/7/2022 10:21:36 am
Thank you, Will!
6/7/2022 12:31:53 pm
6/7/2022 02:14:09 pm
Be careful of wishing for a never ending series. Its better to have a well crafted and outline series plot come to an end then to keep it on life support with meaningless filler.
6/8/2022 03:41:48 pm
If the choice between the last few hbo seasons of Game or Thrones or Patrick Rothfuss what would you prefer?
6/9/2022 12:53:38 pm
6/11/2022 04:16:05 pm
I'd personally prefer another series later that answers some of the unanswered questions by taking on the point of view of a minor character who doesn't ascend and remained on Cradle. Like one of the Sacred Valley inhabitants (I would personally like to see at least one story exploring the dynamic of Wei Mon Teris and his daughter escaping Sacred Valley into a world where she has the potential to become a genius, at least compared to him, because she wasn't taught bad habits growing up, and whether this leads him to regret what he did to Lindon when they were children. It would also be interesting to see what happened to Yan Shumei after Wintersteel. She had a city depending on her!
6/7/2022 05:39:05 pm
In other news, Lindon only apologizes 2x in Dreadgod. One is sarcastically to Reigan Shen as he drains him.
6/9/2022 12:14:28 pm
LOL - too funny!
6/7/2022 08:00:28 pm
Is it a coincidence that "dross" is used the exact same number of times as the https port number? You be the judge!
6/8/2022 03:05:24 am
Been relistening to the series to scrape for every bit of information before the next book comes out (that and to drown out the terrible shows nowadays)
6/8/2022 07:21:07 pm
So, for Bloodline we get a chapter. For Reaper we get an audiobook sample. Now for Dreadgod we get a single phrase describing a chapter. Way to tease us, Will.
6/9/2022 01:20:48 pm
So when does the 12th. book come out?
6/9/2022 07:34:09 pm
How many times is the word "whirlpool" used?
6/10/2022 09:26:13 am
Wintersteel, the longest book in the series to date, only contained the word “Dross” 294 times.
6/10/2022 11:37:36 am
I can’t find a preorder link anywhere. Did something change?
6/10/2022 09:44:57 pm
Preorder available 6/21/2022
Open port 443
6/10/2022 02:40:33 pm
Ahh, so that is how he fixes Dross. He connects to Dross using Port 443 merely by saying his name the correct number of times. He's probably going to need coffee. There should definitely be coffee.
6/10/2022 03:48:36 pm
Yeah! Can’t wait
6/11/2022 05:24:50 am
great to know I'll have something cool to read next month, thanks will!
6/11/2022 12:59:18 pm
I can't wait to read it, I have already reviewed the ten books. Can't wait for the eleventh.
6/12/2022 08:43:19 am
I greatly anticipate the release, I am already putting in my time off of work so that I can binge the rest of the books and then listen to the new one.
6/12/2022 09:27:01 am
...but... no mention of Eithan's hair? Maybe that's a clue y'all. Lots of Dross (thank the maker), obviously renewed by a certain someones ghostly golden locks (443 strands to be exact) fused with madra from The Mad King's psychotic demon. It works - rock solid theory. I'm in! I'm in!
6/12/2022 05:11:46 pm
I didn't believe when the doctors told me, but I actually DID feel my pulse for first time in 222 days!
6/13/2022 12:11:40 pm
I just got goose bumps after seeing the chapter 1 title lol.
6/16/2022 07:18:07 am
If it is coming in ALL formats on July 5th, does it also include audiobook? 😬
6/16/2022 06:02:05 pm
i think that there need to be more bloopers
6/18/2022 05:17:50 am
Im so happy I have a week off! Just gonna lock myself away and listen to it in one sitting!
6/20/2022 07:56:05 am
And all the peoples rejoice
6/20/2022 10:12:14 pm
Will, if I had a hypothetical “terminal” illness and could possibly die before getting to read Dreadgod, would you let me read it before it’s released? Technically we all are going to die one day, so I’m not really stretching the truth. Right?
6/21/2022 06:52:44 am
Is it a coincidence that my Audible Credit became available on 6/21. I think not! The universe has provided a pathway to enlightenment. My training continues!
6/23/2022 12:39:13 pm
I’ve got a fever …
6/25/2022 01:06:02 pm
Gimme that crackdle, i need my fix
6/27/2022 04:50:08 pm
Ok ok so I've been listening to Reaper on repeat with the others intermingled and I got questions...
7/12/2022 11:28:59 pm
When is Cradle 13 coming out???
7/28/2022 09:55:21 pm
I love this series, cannot wait for book 12. I would keep reading these for as long as you write them, but do understand why it has to end. I've laughed out loud and become tearfull many times in this series. Not many books tug at my emotions as much as yours do. I read every day 3-4 hours, so I've read a few books. Thank you for this series.
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