Hey now, look what hit #13 on the month's New York Time's Audio Best Seller list: it's Bloodline!
That was a pretty cool surprise to hear about randomly. I had no expectation that we were going to hit any NYT Best Seller list--or even that we could, since ebooks sold exclusively through Amazon don't count toward the NYT's list.
I had to be summoned out of Cradle to hear the news. I was feverishly trying to take notes as Little Blue recapped everything they'd been up to since I last visited when all of a sudden a ring of glowing runes appeared around me. I struggled to stay, but Lindon didn't want to interfere with the summoning ritual, because he was too busy memorizing the script for his own use.
I was cast back into the disused missile silo where I live, and there I found a bunch of unread emails telling me we'd made the New York Times Best Seller list.
I have to say, that's one of the better reasons to use up a dimensional summoning scroll.
In all honesty, "New York Times Bestseller" was never a title I thought about, not even when I was daydreaming as a kid. I don't think about titles or lists or awards or anything like that.
I dream about stories, and about people enjoying those stories. Everything else is just busy work.
...but having said that, it's still pretty cool. Because reaching lists like these, and especially hitting #1 on Amazon, means that there are a lot of you out there enjoying the stories. I get to tell the stories I want to tell, and people like reading them. A lot of people.
Awards or no awards, I get to do everything I dreamed about.
So thanks for making that dream come true!
5/6/2021 03:47:52 pm
Congratulations Will! That's a pretty major accomplishment. And also a well deserved one.
5/6/2021 03:56:34 pm
Congratulations Will! And Thanks for the ride.
5/6/2021 04:05:28 pm
Well deserved my man for a fantastic series
5/6/2021 04:20:52 pm
But if you don't think of titles who names the books? 🤔
5/6/2021 04:30:57 pm
But at what cost?
5/6/2021 06:13:40 pm
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5/6/2021 04:38:05 pm
Awesome. Very happy for you.
5/6/2021 05:39:10 pm
So does this mean future books are going to have "From the NYT Best Selling author" right above your giant name on the cover?
5/6/2021 05:52:56 pm
5/6/2021 07:17:53 pm
Both expected and deserved. Thank you for letting us live in your world!
5/6/2021 07:48:33 pm
Well that’s definitely not dross
5/7/2021 01:03:26 am
Congratulations Will! I'm not surprised, you don't get much time to be on forums but in the years I've been following you, you've gone from being "..who?" to "oh yeah all the fantasy nuts keep talking about him, maybe I should try this out".
5/7/2021 05:21:22 am
It's been a long, fun, enjoyable ride- here's to more!
A Multidimensional Philosopher
5/7/2021 04:17:03 pm
But what if these nuances of dimensional travel and recording “fictional” characters was really real? Food for thought.
5/7/2021 09:18:33 pm
5/8/2021 08:34:00 pm
Your stories are def worthy of NY Times lists, thanks for making them for us to read
5/9/2021 02:30:58 am
Congratulations! Well deserved and expected. Bitter sweet to know how well Cradle is recieved but to know there is only a few books left to enjoy until you call it quits on the series. I'm sure the fans will start a convincing email campaign to make you write more books after 12......... hopefully 🤞
5/13/2021 11:54:25 am
I read the book, and to be honest I did not like it. Just not for me. It felt like Peace Talks by Jim Butcher. Important stuff happened, but it felt like preparation for things to come.
5/17/2021 07:56:51 pm
The difference between, Bloodline's significance and, Peace Talks is in my opinion huge. I take nothing away from Jim Butcher's writing, and I am a fan of Harry Dresden in particular. That being said this was another note in a long song. It was a place holder in the overall arc of Dresden's ongoing story. Bloodlines, was in many ways the conclusion and climax to what Lindon thought was his epic. He left home in Unsouled as the weakest citizen searching for the power to change the doomed fate of his valley. This was the fulfillment of that purpose. This was a return to all the characters and circumstances of his childhood. This was not just a setup for later chapters in an ongoing story. This finished and resolved more than any previous work in the series.
5/22/2021 03:34:03 pm
Maybe you should read books with an open mind and NOT with the mind set of what previous books or authors you have read. You may find recreational reading a much more enjoyable, rewarding, and relaxing pastime.
6/8/2021 01:36:34 pm
BTW FAI my comment was in response to Sebastian Lachs comment. I just wanted to make that very clear,
5/13/2021 06:31:34 pm
Great job Will!
5/13/2021 11:03:55 pm
Congrats on the awards Will!! You keep makin 'em and we'll keep reading them!! >u<
5/15/2021 09:32:35 pm
Thank you so much for this new obsession you've gifted me! NYT Best-selling author is well deserved. I am so glad I found this series, even if I don't know exactly how it happened. The lore is original, brilliant and compelling. Anxiously awaiting the net book. Thanks again, and congratulations.
5/19/2021 11:24:37 am
Just finished Bloodline. I came to you a bit late and this is the first series I've listened to (Audible) written by you. Have to say... I flew through all 9 books....It was awesome not having to wait and I have thoroughly enjoyed the series more than any other I have read (Or listened to!) in the past.
6/2/2021 04:40:36 pm
Well, isn't that a gem and a half!
6/7/2021 02:58:41 pm
Congratulations! Well deserved. I've been listening to the series on repeat - I love it.
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