On the Wings of DragonCon!
On my way to DragonCon, right now!
The only real panel I'm looking forward to today is Jim Butcher's steampunk thing at 5:30, but let me know if I'm missing out on something cool.
Oh, also: The Crimson Vault sold over a thousand copies yesterday.
In case you were wondering, that's a lot.
You guys are the best! Thanks for buying, thanks for reading, thanks for leaving reviews on Amazon, and thanks for telling your friends. Right now, Crimson Vault is the #1 best-selling Epic Fantasy book on Kindle, the #1 best-selling Epic Fantasy book on Amazon as a whole, the #1 best-selling Sword & Sorcery book on Kindle...
You know what? I'm not going to bore you with that. It's high. And it's all because of you guys, so thanks!
You should reward yourselves by reading a good book. I recommend Blood Song.
8/30/2013 02:19:47 am
Glad to hear sales were good first day! Looking forward to reading it this weekend myself.
8/30/2013 04:37:09 am
I still find it hard to believe that Anthony Ryan sold his digital rights to a publisher. I can't imagine what kind of crack he was smoking to do that since at best he's cutting his profits from 70% to 25% if he got a good deal. Fortunately I bought his book before he was signed and got it at a better price.
10/10/2013 12:49:10 pm
Will rules , blood song is great if you want to wait yrs for the completion of the story same as rothfuss and the wiseman fears, that blows, Will keeps you hungry but at least feeds you and is always working
8/30/2013 06:46:21 am
The book was great you have ruined 2 nights of sleep for me and work come early so thanks but other than that I loved it can't wait for the next in the series though I may wait to it on the weekend
8/30/2013 11:37:10 am
I am proud to have robbed you of sleep, Thomas. Thanks for reading!
8/30/2013 08:39:24 am
Hey Will. I loved the book more than I could even say. But I was a little aggravated at one thing. Simon hasn't learned knew powers other than the horn. And he didn't have to do to much other than keep Talos' s sword to use the mask. I was wondering if in the City of Light if he will earn more abilities? I know it's awhile way but I'm excited for it!
8/30/2013 08:45:26 am
And congratulations on having the Crimson Vault being #174 in Kindle titles being sold!
8/30/2013 08:48:50 am
*Cough* Spoilers *Cough* lol. I talked about this before with someone. But something to keep in mind is that Simon's trainer wasn't the most helpful with the progress of Simon's learning. I'm not Will obviously, but I think we can expect significant growth from Simon by the next book with more capable people around.
8/30/2013 11:36:07 am
Man, I always forget what's a spoiler and what's not. But yeah, in this case, spoiler warning!
8/30/2013 12:21:09 pm
8/30/2013 12:53:35 pm
Valinhall OP, needs nerf.
8/30/2013 01:47:44 pm
I would disagree about Valinhall being useless. Imagine how much faster and easier any type of manual skilled labor would be with those powers.
8/31/2013 10:20:34 pm
Awesome book! Loved it!!
9/10/2013 03:07:09 am
No, I'm not annoyed, Raj. I have spent many years meditating in the Green District of Elysia, and I now have the patience of a mountain and the tolerance of a saint. Besides, that's a perfectly reasonable question.
8/30/2013 12:02:38 pm
Simon had to fight Malachai to get the mask in the first place, he just didn't kill him
8/30/2013 12:05:08 pm
I do want to emphasize that you should put spoiler tags on your posts, as best you can.
8/30/2013 12:19:40 pm
I understand your point Drew but did Simon truly fight Malachi? I mean yeah he killed the Beast from Narka and sure he destroyed the fireball that he sent after him but for the most part I think Alin truly fought and killed him. And it's hard for me to say that, because I really never liked Alin. And even less so now because he's SPOILER ALERT an incarnation
8/30/2013 01:05:24 pm
Ahh, challenge accepted ... ***SPOILERS***
8/30/2013 12:10:42 pm
I bought the book yesterday morning and finished it this morning. It was fantastic I really enjoyed how you escalated the conflict so quickly and introduced the wanderer so early on. Also while I was waiting for The Crimson Vault I did read Blood Song, and I definitely recommend the book to anyone who enjoys fantasy because it really is a great book. Now I am a little upset with myself for breezing through it so quick because now I have to wait for the final book... at least you don't take several years in between books (I am looking at you George R.R. Martin we had to wait 11 years to find out what became of Tyrion after a storm of swords)
8/30/2013 12:14:42 pm
Just finished Crimson Vault and loved it - amazon review link: http://preview.tinyurl.com/mj86fp9
8/30/2013 12:48:39 pm
Perfect, thanks Drew! I just killed some typos myself, including the "Kai's"/"Simon's" thing. I did not notice the "know longer" deal, and thanks for pointing it out! I'll upload a new version for people...probably tomorrow.
8/31/2013 01:59:55 am
So this is a jumble of thoughts. Bear with me a little.
8/31/2013 02:15:43 am
I agree that the crimson vault felt rushed at times, and hopefully the next book can address the problems in a manner worthy of the end to a trilogy.
8/31/2013 02:25:17 am
That's the thing. I don't think it CAN be a trilogy anymore. There's simply too much going on. Too much stuff unresolved. If Will DID somehow tie everything up...well...there's no way I could be satisfied with the way it was done. There'd be like 20 Deus Ex Machinas scattered all over the book. I'd feel disappointed. Like I'd been reading a soap opera.
8/31/2013 04:21:23 am
...and I'm not saying it's a bad thing. The world Will built is huge, and the natural process would be to have books to accommodate that vast story line. Sometimes (like with Martin) they artificially drag out a story, coat-tailing off of the successes of the earlier books to make more money. In this case (which I think is rare) Will is cutting off the series before it can naturally resolve itself.
8/31/2013 06:58:15 am
Personally, I fail to see how being useful to the pretty girl doesn't count as motivation. I mean sure at the beginning Simon was kinda lost but it was mentioned so its not like Will forgot to put a reason in for him.
9/2/2013 05:15:01 am
I'm pretty sure Will can and will complete this story arc in three books. He may not tie up every loose end, but is that really a bad thing? He already said he wants to spend more time writing about this world so having a few open plot points could go a long way towards writing those books. I would really like to see a second trilogy in the future after Simon has put a few more years behind him, gotten a little more experienced and world weary. There is so much that he has to live up to after all. Will obviously won't tell us if he's going to write those books, because if he did, we'd know that Simon survives, and his inner George RR Martin won't allow that.
9/3/2013 07:37:30 am
Motivations for him is easy. Allin should be motivation enought. His friend is now an incarnation and asked him to kill him when all is settled. And we all know how powerfull he is so for Simon to live up to that promise to kill him he has to become really stron and pass a lot of rooms off.
9/10/2013 02:55:01 am
Wow, lots of points being made here.
8/31/2013 07:18:09 am
So my kindle tells me i finished the book about 6 hours after i got it a couple days ago, I just couldn't put it down. Granted now i want to murder someone because cliffhangers. Also *****spoilers******
9/10/2013 02:59:31 am
I understand your confusion regarding that particular Incarnation, and I can promise you that your question will be answered in City of Light.
10/10/2013 01:03:59 pm
I'd so be into the hc books, so please keep us posted, as for the criticism on being rushed, just ridiculous, I thought it flowed as well as the mist-born trilogy, granted some things went quick but under the demands of keeping me interested it definitely delivered. The alternative is to spend too much time and lose every bodies interest,. Even when Ryan puts out the sequel to bloodsohg and rothfuss puts out wiseman they will not be nearly as good as experience as reading you serials of valinehall and getting a new book every 3-4 months, best strategy I've seen and I run sales campaigns.
8/31/2013 07:49:02 am
Well, considering the amount of spoilers that are rolling around on this thread, it brings up something that I've been thinking might be helpful. I totally understand that Will has just barely gotten started and that he felt that this forum would be more than adequate for his needs for some time, but apparently it isn't. I think if you really want to keep spoilers minimized, that a forum would be more appropriate. Will could ask some of this pre-readers to moderate and move threads as needed, and link it to his blog.
8/31/2013 08:23:06 am
Lol keep in mind that pre-reader or not, there are still entire pages of re-edited material I don't get to see until he sends it out to you all. The book I see and the book you see are completely different in a lot of areas and in a rush, some pages or fixes don't get a second lookover and its up to Will. I purchase the book just like everyone else in order to see those other changes I didn't get a hold of before he needed to get the book out to you.
8/31/2013 08:36:55 am
We can't blame Will, we might hurt his feelings. Writers are very delicate, kind of like princesses. Heiresses are apparently a bit tougher than princesses, so no comparisons to Leah please.
9/4/2013 06:06:48 am
Yes. Yes definitely. That would be absolutely amazing. I really wish that Brent weeks had done something similar for the Night Angel trilogy(maybe he still will),but one of my favourite things is just looking in on my favourite characters and seeing how they have changed.
9/10/2013 02:51:28 am
It's not Devin's fault. Devin is a shining example of editorial integrity and wizardliness.
9/2/2013 12:24:53 am
Awesome reading Will, thanx for the treats...lookin forward to more ..
9/10/2013 02:49:13 am
I know, I know. I'm working on it. It's just that producing the map AND a glossary/encyclopedia thing slows down the process of writing the new book.
9/21/2013 11:11:54 pm
These have been by miles the best low cost Kindle buy I've made. Keep up the can't wait for the third book!
Leave a Reply.
Of the Cradle series
Want to get short stories and book releases before anyone else? Sign up below!
Hey, what about those short stories you claim to have already written?
Apparently they're kept here!