You may have noticed that I've been silent for a while, but trust me when I say that's a good thing. I'm running up against my personal deadline for City of Light, so I'm writing like a fiend. I want to make sure you have something to read after you finish Brandon Sanderson's Words of Radiance.
If you haven't started re-reading The Way of Kings, you should soon. Just to prepare. If you haven't read The Way of Kings...you should.
Anyway, City of Light, out as soon as I can get it to you. It's looking like mid-to-late March, but I'll keep you apprised.
I'm writing fight scenes right now. So many fight scenes. And a death scene, but I skipped over that one, because I'll need to come back and write it later to give it all of my attention.
2/22/2014 08:38:29 am
I finished my reread weeks ago. I'm just waiting for the release and enjoying the glimpses they send to my email. Looking forward to Kaladin vs. Szeth.
2/26/2014 11:08:44 pm
I am SO looking forward to that. And if you've read the preview chapters...
3/7/2014 06:15:56 am
I read the whole book in about 6 hours, and then turned around and read it again the day after. It was epic.
3/7/2014 09:00:09 am
I read it in one sitting after I bought it, and I immediately wanted to turn right around and read it again. I didn't, though. I sat down and kept writing City of Light.
3/7/2014 12:17:31 pm
This book is really epic, I mean REALLY epic, and yea that Kaladan, Shallan, Adolin triangle would really be a large pain its been over used to much. But more importantly THAT LAST CHAPTER! Just saying I freaking did back flips when I read it =] can't say to much with out spoiling it so I will refrain sighh. Now how bout that CoL Will?
3/8/2014 09:27:53 am
Renarin?! Really? Nah... he's too young/immature for her.... Book was definitely awesome, and now I'm waiting on City of Light! hurry up!!!! haha... I wonder with the foreshadowing for "Shalladan" being so obvious what he's going to do with that? Seems like he's setting things up for some twist, especially after what happened with Adolin and Sadeas.
2/22/2014 08:42:41 am
I may need some more short stories to get me through until mid-March.....
2/24/2014 07:04:06 am
Trust me Jessica, you won't. Words of Radisnce is coming out and I, for one, am grateful that CoL is coming out a little after it, so I have time to re-read it two or three times. No offence to Will of course, I just like to have time to really get stuck into my favourite books before another one comes out.
2/26/2014 11:11:42 pm
I am absolutely incapable of taking offense at that. Heck, I'll be reading and re-reading Words of Radiance myself.
2/22/2014 09:01:19 am
Heya! Been lurking for a while, first post! :P
2/26/2014 11:13:25 pm
Actually, Hidden Gnome Publishing is me. I was advised to not put my own name in the "Publisher" slot, but to make up something. So I registered the name Hidden Gnome Publishing and purchased the ISBNs under that label.
2/23/2014 12:28:17 am
While I liked The Way of Kings I felt that it was kind of boring. But boring in the way you watch a fuse being lit. I fully expect book 2 to be fantastic.
2/23/2014 07:44:54 am
I felt the same way the first time I read "The Way of Kings." It is definitely a little slower than most of Brandon Sanderson's books. After reading it again though I really started to appreciate the world Sanderson created as well as the depth of each character. I don't know if your into the cosmere that Sanderson is creating too, but if you are "The Way of Kings" is amazing. Plus Hoid is just awesome.
2/25/2014 06:09:42 am
Yea the second read through made the book really come alive, and I can't believe I didn't remember who Hoid was till I read about him on a forum.
2/26/2014 03:45:00 am
Hoid is in almost all of Sanderson's books. Strange character. I haven't decided yet whether I like Sanderson's technique of trying to link all his disparate fantasy creations like that.
2/26/2014 11:16:05 pm
Back in 2010, the first time I read Way of Kings, I thought it was just okay. I would probably have given it a B, maybe a B+.
2/27/2014 11:57:31 pm
I think that you could consider them to be different territories if you wanted, as they are all connected by one overall territory (Shadesmar). My feeling is that wouldn't really be different than what you are doing in your books as it seems that when you travel to a different territory, sometimes it feels like you are traveling to a different planet (i.e. Lirial with different moons). Anyways, just a thought
3/7/2014 02:12:00 am
That's true, and I will admit that Hoid and Shadesmar help me to enjoy the Cosmere more than I perhaps would otherwise. I certainly do like the idea of a long-term, epic-scale cosmic conflict going on behind the scenes. I think that's awesome. I also really appreciate the little Easter eggs he hides for his fans, as those are a blast for me.
Brian son of Andy
2/23/2014 03:48:41 am
Don't worry your books (also cant wait for the pre-quell about the wanderer) are going to be awesome... Two best books of the year will be City of Light and Words of Radiance... Do you think you could post the first chapter of your book while we humbly await?
2/26/2014 11:17:27 pm
I thank you, Brian, Andy's son. Your words bring a warm glow to my heart.
2/27/2014 03:54:58 am
Damn you foul Amazon! Deceivingly kind one day, as you lead me to my new master an lord, and then you rip of your silken mask, revealing a hideous grin twisted across your face, as you deny me the privilege and comfort of per-ordering his holy tomes!
2/23/2014 01:20:38 pm
I'm really looking forward to CoL. I never could get into Sanderson's stuff. However, I am hoping that I get the Arena Mode and Assault or Attrition books soon. They look really interesting.
2/26/2014 11:18:29 pm
Thanks for telling me about the date! It's fixed now. I changed the date manually, and I obviously switched the year back to 2013 without thinking.
2/24/2014 03:55:43 am
How would you feel about a Travelers Gate game?
2/26/2014 11:19:31 pm
Something tells me you're not the real Gabe Newell, but just in case you are:
2/25/2014 10:33:42 am
I believe Amazon pre-orders are not available for self-published books. I don't know about others sellers.
2/26/2014 11:06:50 pm
Yeah, Amazon doesn't provide the option for a pre-order through Kindle Direct Publishing (which is the service I use). It's not that they won't let me put up a pre-order; it's more like they just don't give me that option.
2/26/2014 08:57:58 pm
I just want to say that on the frontpage of your website the bloginformation says that the last blog posted was from last year
2/26/2014 11:04:41 pm
Thanks, Roddan! I changed the date manually, and obviously I forgot what year it was.
Riders of BROhan
2/27/2014 12:36:57 am
Will - found your books via suggestion from a friend. Within a weeks time I had eaten up all you've published so far. Thanks for working diligently to create interesting fantasy books for your fans. I look forward to CoL and your future projects.
3/7/2014 02:02:05 am
Thanks, Broseidon! (God of the Brocean)
2/27/2014 08:00:28 pm
It is now the end of February. My anticipation grows with each passing day as to the aforementioned alignment of the moons of Lirial. Whatever will happen with the Ragnarus incarnation when it meets the Queen? Will Kai become the leader of Dragon Army? Will anyone be consumed by the sofa? Only time will tell...
3/7/2014 02:03:03 am
You've actually hit on the twist ending of the book: the sofa consumes the Ragnarus Incarnation and then marries Kai. The two of them rule unchallenged as King and Queen of Valinhall.
3/1/2014 05:38:57 am
3/7/2014 02:04:53 am
My heart aches with sorrow for you, fallen brother. Truly, I feel your loss most keenly.
3/7/2014 08:50:41 am
Thank you for your concer. Her blog is candicemjackson.com . This should make things better, only time will tell
3/7/2014 08:54:07 am
I love the layout! And you and your wife are really rocking those sunglasses.
3/7/2014 10:40:28 pm
She is appeased!
3/11/2014 11:03:56 pm
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3/21/2014 04:57:58 am
Bread lightning waste. Loved it! Simon has officially become a badass. Can't wait for City of Light. (I loved the proverbs in lightning waste about elysia)
3/22/2014 05:33:53 am
I know right! Simon was seriously badass. Just stared at them and they backed off, and I love how everyone thinks he's a weakling and he proves them wrong every time.
3/23/2014 07:52:48 am
Hey, I'm glad you liked it! I know that collection turned out the best, but I enjoyed writing all the short stories. It was neat going into the different corners of the universe that I usually have to skim past in the main trilogy.
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