If you're signed up for the mailing list, the new story is going out right now! It's actually a deleted scene from Of Darkness and Dawn, showing a historical interaction between the ancient Consultant's Guild and the Great Elders.
I've been saving it for a while, because I couldn't figure out where to use it in the books. Hope you enjoy it!
In other news,
7/1/2016 05:43:26 pm
I'm so excited! I need other authors like Sanderson and Rothfuss to take notes from you on how to put out quality books so quickly!
7/2/2016 05:24:52 am
Sanderson and Rothfuss are excellent. You are as good a world builder if not better. Your different forms magic/power and how it creates a whole culture in every series impresses me. I have read everything you have written and buy your books as soon as they are released.
7/2/2016 06:40:32 pm
Your work actually does remind me somewhat of Sanderson. You create unique magic systems for your novels. Both of your magic systems are always interesting and seem logical. Both of your stories tend to do a wonderful job of tying together loose ends.
That's frighteningly accurate, Patrick.
7/7/2016 08:48:18 am
You know, Patrick, that's actually kinda funny and seriously spot on! Just a couple of days ago I was watching one of Sanderson's BYU-lectures (they're on YouTube if you wanna see) about the difference between outline-writers and discovery-writers, and what you're describing is pretty much what you're saying here. Sanderson says that he's a definite outline-writer, and from what Will replied to you, he's definitely more of a discovery-writer. :D It aaaaall makes sense!
7/1/2016 06:27:29 pm
Iiiiiinteresting historical scene. I really enjoyed the final thoughts! Would you care to share how long the Consultant's Guild kept making themselves available to those clients?
7/2/2016 09:16:12 am
7/1/2016 06:46:29 pm
I love kelarac's "representative". Illustrates his nature
7/1/2016 06:47:34 pm
And please sir comma I want some more. I hate voice typing
7/1/2016 06:48:21 pm
By soon you mean tomorrow, right? I mean it is my birthday and all, perfect timing!
7/1/2016 06:56:29 pm
Kelarac is spectacular every time you show him to us... Or even mention him in passing as it turns out, thanks for sharing to keep us starving readers going between releases.
7/1/2016 08:50:53 pm
Just please tell me that you don't subscribe to Blizzard's version of Soon™...
7/6/2016 05:38:34 am
Stop playing league and pump out those books, what do you think I'm paying you for "shakes fist angrily"
7/2/2016 02:05:31 am
Good short story i enjoyed it. Yet i must ask when is “coming soon” will soulsmith only be released after the elder empire books and TGT or before
7/2/2016 12:42:10 pm
You have got to stop stringing me along i cant take it i need books and i need them now
7/2/2016 03:24:43 pm
As fast as "physically possible"? If you can physically type at 60 words per minute, it should take less than 60 hours for you to knock out 200,000 words. So, it should be physically possible to finish in a couple weeks.
7/2/2016 07:38:28 pm
Are you implying that you can finish in a couple weeks?
7/2/2016 12:43:10 pm
I know you said the Cradle series has room to grow and no planned ending points right now. Do you have any idea on how many books will make up the series when all is said and done?
No, because it has room to grow and no planned ending point.
7/3/2016 12:12:39 pm
That's good to know. It's difficult for me to get into a series when it seems like there isn't a story arc with an ending at some point, so it's good to know that it will eventually have a completion point. I don't mind longer series (Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time and Brandon Sanderson Stormlight Archive come to mind to mind) when they're well written and all of your novels have been so far.
It's not as focused or pared down as the rest of my stories; I'm trying to give this one time to expand and breathe as necessary. But I do have a storyline, and it will have an ending. It'll just be a while from now.
7/2/2016 09:46:28 pm
YES YES!! I loved the first book as much as House of Blades! I couldn't enjoy the Elder Emipre series much, sad to say but this series has me hooked. I took Sunday off from the real world and finished it in one sitting. Thank you Will for doing what you do.
7/3/2016 10:16:02 am
Is there some way of getting all of the past short stories?
7/3/2016 01:50:20 pm
"Soon" can mean anything from a day to a year. What kind of time frame are we talking about?
Sometime between a day and a year.
7/6/2016 05:41:56 am
I'm glad the badgers made it. I just felt it was that extra touch that shows how I really feel about delays, how are they going is gregory still behaving?
7/6/2016 06:15:32 am
7/6/2016 02:26:24 pm
note to self: buy more badgers off amazon
7/6/2016 04:04:24 am
Is this the next book you're releasing, or is there another (Traveler's gate) that's coming out first?
7/7/2016 07:09:28 pm
Umm.. Shera and Calder?
7/9/2016 04:36:54 am
I torment you in this way:
7/7/2016 12:22:55 pm
How do we get the story if we just signed up for the mailing list? Can't wait for more Elder Empire!
7/9/2016 06:34:32 am
I must say, I'm loving this new series! I was a bit disappointed at first that you weren't doing another Traveler's Gate series but I decided to go ahead and read this one as a present to myself for finishing a big project. I've read it twice in less than a week! Loving the fact that it might be up to 10 novels
Thanks for giving it a shot, Chris, and I'm glad you enjoyed it!
7/12/2016 01:09:34 pm
Yeah, I was wondering if you were basing it on xianxia/wuxia novels. Have you read the Chronicales of Tao?
7/13/2016 12:21:28 pm
Man..... 2013 feels so long ago. Who knew posting this review I'd be such a big fan of your work 3 years later. Will....well done!
7/13/2016 03:35:38 pm
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Hey, what about those short stories you claim to have already written?
Apparently they're kept here!