Skysworn: October 1st
I was hoping for September 1st, but that ended up being too optimistic. However, I did finish the book last week, so I'll be getting it to beta readers after I return from DragonCon.
All of which means I'm on time for an October 1st release!
There's only two scenarios that might cause a delay:
1.) An actual emergency, like my brother spontaneously combusting again or the Webspawn hatching early from their ten billion eggs and rising to consume the Earth.
2.) The beta readers tell me the book is broken and needs to be significantly rewritten. This has never happened before (I'm the only one who has ever said to me that a book is broken and needs to be rewritten prior to release), but you never know.
I always have to include this clause just in case, but it's not likely to happen.
TL;DR - Skysworn on October 1st!
9/1/2017 07:00:15 am
Will. You have failed us again!!!!!! How dare you! Prepare to die. I'm so sad. :( Need Skysworn now!!!!!!
9/1/2017 07:03:27 am
Thank you for the update, at least now I can stop refreshing and actually get some work done.
9/1/2017 09:10:34 am
Very few authors that I know of publish multiple books in a single series in a year. One a year is usually considered reliably fast. Some, like Seanan McGuire and Brandon Sanderson, will put out multiple books a year but typically across different series.
9/1/2017 01:08:34 pm
I can wait the month as well. Another schooled in magic reader^^, liked the Gordians Knot, read it already on the Forum he post them before publishing.
9/1/2017 01:35:20 pm
He posts them on a forum before publishing? Is this forum public, and if so would you mind telling me which forum?
9/1/2017 02:57:49 pm
He once said that he posts them public in a forum, the next time he published a chapter on his blog, and a quick google search later I found it. He takes them down after a while, and changes are nor inclided, as there are some changes tonthe released books. Rigth now the sequel of zero curse is up, but as that is finished I guess he will delete it soon. Here is his profile page:
9/2/2017 01:56:05 pm
anything,literally anything, by Joe Abercrombie and by Brandon Sanderson,trust me!!!
This comment could not be a more true statement. After reading Joe Abercrombie, the Amazon recommendations led me to the Cradle Series (which I love--can't wait til October!!!!). I also then read House of Blades, which I enjoyed. Terry Brooks has some good series also--his recent books are subpar. If anyone would like recommendations on where to start those--just reply to this extra long reply...did I also mention I can't wait til skysworn comes out???!!!
9/1/2017 07:03:43 am
We shiver with antici
9/1/2017 07:04:42 am
9/1/2017 12:55:31 pm
Couldn't even wait to hit the button I see.
9/1/2017 04:26:13 pm
Sadly no. I suppose that I could have left it until October 1st but at that point no one would see it.
9/1/2017 08:11:45 pm
I'll shiver with antici. Somebody else cover pation.
9/5/2017 01:10:27 pm
9/1/2017 07:10:08 am
Daniel J. Costa
9/1/2017 07:14:53 am
Oh woh! Look at that. My birthday is the 2nd, so I am getting an awesome birthday present from Will!!! Extremely excited about it.
9/1/2017 07:44:06 am
Make sure to book a high quality audible reader for your birthday reading of Skysworn party. And some muscle to gag those annoying relatives asking for cake or bathroom breaks or decrying how you need to "check out" their present.
9/1/2017 07:19:00 am
Good going Will!!
Agree...thanks and looking very much forward!
9/4/2017 11:28:11 pm
9/1/2017 07:19:10 am
Cool, thanks for the notice!
9/1/2017 07:19:57 am
Any chance for a few more random sneak peak lines to worry over and get the discussions going again?
9/1/2017 07:23:43 am
Awesome. Can't wait
9/1/2017 07:30:48 am
Woohoo! Just in time for my birthday!
9/1/2017 07:33:57 am
Ah yeah, that means my shirt will be here on time for me to fanboy while reading it.
9/1/2017 07:35:12 am
Read the book... Not read the shirt.
9/1/2017 07:43:48 am
Nice if it's in the hands of the beta readers, I'd say the progress is at least Jade, if Not Truegold.
9/2/2017 07:47:06 am
Hey Will, is there any possible way to become a beta reader because I would love to be one?
9/1/2017 07:56:06 am
I want a pre order now !!! T.T
THE ALPHA READER
9/1/2017 07:56:52 am
In before I say it's broken. For the low price of your souls, you can bribe me to tell him it's not.
Will's inner thoughts
9/26/2017 03:39:34 pm
will, we both know that it's great and fine, plus, it will make us a lot of money
9/1/2017 08:18:34 am
Holy shit! An early b-day present, you rock will!
9/1/2017 08:43:43 am
IM ALEX NOT YOU
9/1/2017 09:13:29 am
There can only be one! Fight to the death!
Alex mk. 3
9/1/2017 10:52:18 am
Which one of us is the evil clone?
9/1/2017 12:02:19 pm
*nervously points gun between Alex 1 and Alex 2*
9/1/2017 08:51:03 am
Thanks a lot Will!
9/1/2017 09:00:28 am
Someone get that man a sheared lamb to sign! Thanks Will - great news - the countdown can start.
9/1/2017 09:16:02 am
Also, care to tell us the story of your brother spontaneously combusting the first time, since it happening _again_ would be an actual emergency?
9/4/2017 08:17:29 am
Maybe his brother is a wild Black Flame and he was just practicing the Burning Cloak
9/5/2017 10:07:52 am
9/1/2017 09:18:32 am
would kill to get on that beta reading list
9/1/2017 03:19:58 pm
To all beta readers - the sage has fallen, i repeat the sage has fallen - remember your training.
9/1/2017 09:41:31 am
You are amazing for writing this so quickly will I will sacrifice a baby in your honor.
9/1/2017 09:51:42 am
I blame the beta readers! No not really hugs and kisses this has been phenomenally fast.
9/1/2017 10:07:32 am
Will where will you be setting up at dragoncon?
9/1/2017 10:07:32 am
You should do another series of worldbuilding pieces like you did in the lead up to Blackflame with the Abidan court.
9/1/2017 10:14:51 am
9/1/2017 10:58:17 am
I hope it turns out great... now for OKAK. Can I go ahead and bludgeon this one some more until it's tentativly got a release date?
9/1/2017 11:26:39 am
Is there a specific reason why you're releasing it on the 1st of the month instead of another day?
9/1/2017 11:36:47 am
The sales he gets within a month influences the kind of publicity (and sometimes money, from Kindle Unlimited reads) he gets from Amazon, so starting on the first day of a month is beneficial. That's also the reason he's said he's not doing pre-orders, because those pre-orders count as sales on the day they're made, not the day the book is actually released.
9/1/2017 12:23:28 pm
Sweet! I can stop lurking in your bushes now and go back to work...
9/1/2017 12:51:10 pm
My name is Initio Montoya, if you delay my Skysworn, then prepare to die!
9/1/2017 02:12:11 pm
Kurt Ambrose, Necromancer Supreme
9/1/2017 02:45:42 pm
Will Wight, It has come to my attention that your books contain clues as to the whereabouts of my former college roommate's missing eyeball (I need it to resurrect him) and how he actually died. Unfortunately I recently signed an Accord with the forces behind the church that forbids me from interfering with mortals in exchange for them rescinding their restrictions on the practice of necromancy (It was getting irritating killing all those glowing sword waving idiots), so I cannot simply rip the needed information from your head. Thus I will simply take measures to ensure that these books come out without delay. I have already cast a spell upon all of your relatives that will dump several gallons of water on them should they begin to spontaneously combust.
A plethora of raccoons in a suit of armoe
9/1/2017 06:39:46 pm
What exactly are the benefits of having a sword glow anyway? Just seems like a great way to ruin a sneak attack.
Kurt Ambrose, Necromancer Supreme
9/1/2017 10:28:15 pm
You know, I wondered about that back during the crusades. So i killed a bunch of them to collect their glowing swords and studied them. Turns out that the reason is just some shoddy enchanting! the enchantments used are supposed to allow the swords to absorb and dispel any magic that it encounters, but since magic exists everywhere the swords are constantly absorbing magic from their surroundings. This causes minor stress on the enchantment and results in the sword releasing waste energy in the form of light. Pretty dumb, since the addition of a few mana storage crystals would have avoided the glow and provided you with a source of mana to use for yourself.
9/3/2017 09:30:28 am
Must have been a few cross dimensional travelers from the Crimson Queen world... they founded an organization dedicated to the hunting of all Necromancer Supremes.
9/1/2017 02:49:33 pm
Wait there is a Fire nation and a Blackflame empire?? doesn't that get confusing?
9/1/2017 03:09:35 pm
It's an Avatar meme.
9/1/2017 03:39:49 pm
I laughed so hard when I read the progress bar...
9/1/2017 08:34:39 pm
I know, but there is also a fire nation in Naruto, its where the Leaf village is. Clearly naming countries after elements is a thing in manga/amine. I just thought it's funny to have both a fire nation and a blackflame empire as by definition it would also be a fire nation.
9/8/2017 08:07:35 am
Well, an empire can have multiple nations within it, so perhaps the Black Flame empire has both a Fire nation and a Black nation?
9/1/2017 03:09:28 pm
I'm just glad that it is coming out so soon. I know some are mad that its not coming out today but what other author releases books this quickly? Thanks Will! Looking forward to the book.
9/1/2017 03:42:20 pm
Come on Will, I got through Harvey to get this disheartening piece of news... also, how do you get onto the beta reading squad? Must I pretend to be homeless and try to get adopted? Marry your sister? Or even your brother? I will do anything...
9/1/2017 04:13:14 pm
Great work Will! My son (12) and me love your books and will count the days till this is out.
9/1/2017 07:02:17 pm
WAKE ME UP
9/1/2017 07:07:50 pm
Here comes a barrage of questions!
9/1/2017 07:10:53 pm
btw a lot of errors in my post. I wasn't paying attention to it.
9/1/2017 07:29:53 pm
One more question: How many worlds exists in one iteration. For example, if our universe is an iteration then there are possible infinite amount of worlds. However, when you portrayed your iterations we only see one world. Does that mean that an Iteration consists of only one world revolving around the sun? Because when Suriel refers to Cradle it seems like she is only referring to the planet Lindon is on. Kinda implying that cradle is only one planet. But i thought iteration=universe and universes=lots of planets? Im confused!
9/3/2017 06:41:29 am
Pretty sure he's said that Iterations can contain more than one world and that one of them (Sanctum, maybe?) has a level of technology that allows for multi-world governments.
9/3/2017 09:32:08 am
Also Suriel says most Iterations only have one world, so yeah.
Answerer of stupid questions
9/26/2017 03:49:28 pm
an iteration is a copy of a universe, there is only one inhabited planet in each iteration.
9/29/2017 11:42:18 am
There are Iterations with multiple inhabited planets. Don't be a dick, especially when you're wrong.
9/3/2017 06:39:14 am
Will has said that he's not taking new beta readers, and his FAQ page here on the site mentions it too. He's said in the past that they're mostly family or close friends.
9/4/2017 08:14:27 pm
9/1/2017 09:51:38 pm
9/1/2017 10:29:29 pm
9/2/2017 10:09:18 pm
whoops, I shouldn't be here!
9/2/2017 05:56:23 am
Hi Will, hope Dragoncon is a blast.
9/2/2017 09:27:12 am
Probably just a matter of coating them both with pure madra
9/2/2017 06:05:18 pm
The way I read it, he killed the elder by dragging him through the field.
9/3/2017 09:34:22 am
I agree with Aaron (rip Alex). Jai Daishou did say that it was like a burning wall if you tried to go through it, so the elder was most likely torn apart by it. Picture a huge rhino pushing some guy into a super hard wall.
9/2/2017 09:20:33 am
Will, how much does it even cost you to be allowed to have a table at the DragonCon, where you can sign various objects for your fans.
9/2/2017 12:49:41 pm
9/2/2017 12:54:58 pm
In the 2 question I forgot to specify that is some thing else necessary out side of a "mountain of madra" as Orthos put it.
9/3/2017 11:34:53 am
You are right I did write my question poorly. The question should have been more like this.
Garbagiel the Raccoon
9/2/2017 10:08:42 pm
Have you finished reading Blackflame? If not I highly recommend you do, as they answer your questions near the end.
9/3/2017 11:40:07 am
Sorry hit the wrong reply button, the reply one up.
9/3/2017 04:29:16 am
Will, I have said it before and I will say it again I'm sure. You are a LEGEND
9/3/2017 09:02:53 am
Again?!? Your Brother Has completed before. ×_×
9/3/2017 03:56:09 pm
I'd rather a perfected Skysworn and have to wait than to get an early broken one.
9/4/2017 04:04:17 pm
Jealous of Beta Readers and not just because they get the book early. I'm also intrigued by the editing process and it would be cool to see beta draft and final version.
Path of Jealous Beta NotReader
9/4/2017 08:08:56 pm
It's gonna be a Great Great Book ! Let's make Cradle Great agan!
Path of Current Presidency
9/4/2017 09:02:55 pm
...Let's make Cradle great again! One more month to go, gentlemen.
9/5/2017 07:49:58 am
Oh please don't bring that guy up. *sigh*
9/5/2017 12:46:44 pm
I'm too drunk for this.
Kurt Ambrose, Necromancer Supreme
9/5/2017 08:04:58 pm
From what my college roommate once told me, if you can think of it there is probably a Path about it. While I don't know of an exact Path that harnesses the powers of alcohol intoxication, I know of several illusion/mental paths that can make other people feel drunk . Then there are of course the glutton paths, but I doubt that is what you are talking of. There is likely a Path that uses alcohols, but they likely imbibe things like beer made from 1 million year old celestial hops or wine grown from grapes nourished with the blood of slain enemies or some nonsense like that.
Garbagiel the raccoon
9/6/2017 08:40:49 am
There are the acolytes of the Path of the Lurching Earth. I ran into them last time I visited cradle. Believe me, you do NOT want to look in their trash cans...
9/6/2017 12:56:32 pm
Ah, Kurt. Just the man I was looking for. We've been getting nonstop reports about sightings of Nakothi's children ever since you showed up around here. I'm afraid that we're going to have to detain you.
Kurt Ambrose, Necromancer Supreme
9/7/2017 04:40:29 am
Thats NOT my fault! Its just that Nakothi and all of her children have a rather large grudge against me because I needed a few of her hearts for some R&R (Rituals and Research) and she didn't take kindly to me ripping some of them out. Her children probably still have a grudge because they keep trying to attack me whenever I visit.
A Luminian Knight
9/8/2017 10:42:50 am
*Reaches for glowing sword*
9/6/2017 09:24:59 am
I believe the phrase "It all changed when the fire nation attacked" is referring to a past war in Cradle rather than an incoming invasion. Any thoughts?
9/6/2017 11:02:58 am
Primary thought is that it's a reference to an Avatar meme, and is meant purely as humour. http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/68/68ab4ff3c2fbc362cf85f880c945701ea02e37b7f9fe4482ca6444c6e5f4dbfc.jpg
9/6/2017 09:36:55 am
The monster that is Irma wont delay us on skysworn will it? My job has me mobilizing as traffic control for powerline crews down into Houston to help with repairs over the next 3-6 weeks so i wont see much time to check for updates until Im out of that area.
9/6/2017 02:23:41 pm
No worries about the Webspawn. They would only hatch if the earth was slowly heating up, like some sort of 'Global Warming' was occurring. Then they'd hatch and consume endlessly
9/7/2017 02:02:48 pm
Thank Goodness we all know that's a myth. I mean come on! Earth heating up? The Webspawn would have a field day, and let's not even get started on the Sub-terranian uprisings that would start cropping up.
Kurt Ambrose, Necromancer Supreme
9/8/2017 11:26:07 pm
Don't worry about the webspawn. I've cast a ritual on their warrens that eliminates the pheromones that would need to be released for them to hatch. I never did find their queen, but I managed to cast a few divination spells that determined the circumstances that would need to come to pass for her to become agitated enough to directly awaken her spawn. Apparently she will only act if she senses that her air quality is too low. Don't worry about that, CO2 levels last time I checked were half as much as would be needed to agitate the queen. Granted, the last time I checked was in the 1200's, but how much could we have changed global CO2 level in 800 years anyways?
9/9/2017 10:28:54 am
You should write your own books, if you put this kind of humor into them I would buy them.
Kurt Ambrose, Necromancer Supreme
9/9/2017 07:15:37 pm
I have written a book on my favorite subject, Necromancy, but the last time i tried to publish it it ended up regarded as a religious book by one group of people and I despise all religions as they encourage people to give up thinking for themselves and put their faith in an entity or group of entities so much more powerful than them that i find it mind-boggling that anyone would think that such an entity or entities would care about them. Besides, the book was about practical techniques regarding passage into the afterlife and eventual reincarnation. The local people liked it, but after 500 years I couldn't even recognize ANY of the spells in the edition at that time. I called it "The Book of Entering the Light: a Practical Guide to Preparing for a Successful After-Death Journey" but the local people so thoroughly butchered it that when the later editions were discovered in the ruins of their civilization they thought it was a religious book called the Book of the Dead. Since then I have forsworn publishing any of my work. Instead i occasionally send dream visions to promising mortals whenever I have information that i believe would truly help the human race progress. After all the further along you mortals advance, the more likely you are to produce a talented enough individual for me to take on as an apprentice. I have so many things i can teach an apprentice, like how to use a precision molecular bond disintegrator spell to clean up highly unstable SFW(Strong Force Weakener) fluid and how to synthesize proper experimental support surfaces made of neutronium.
9/8/2017 10:47:25 am
Thanks, love your work. Hopefully the Hurricane doesn't impact you too much.
Path of Blue Sky
9/8/2017 07:41:09 pm
I am really looking forward to your book.
9/9/2017 02:21:06 pm
You probably get this a lot, but is Naraka in any way a reference to Naruto?
9/9/2017 03:47:46 pm
Or just the Buddhist word, Naraka, which means hell plane.
9/9/2017 08:29:13 pm
Is their any way to get a map of the cradle known (or otherwise) world? I really love those types of things.
9/9/2017 08:52:37 pm
On a scale of 1 to 10, where does Irma rate compared to your brother spontaneously combusting? I mean, what if your brother spontaneously combusts in the middle of Irma, that might actually be a good time for it right? You can just take him outside to extinguish him maybe?
9/9/2017 08:58:38 pm
Oh, and for those of you who have been waiting like me. Legends of Ahn (King's Dark Tidings Book 3) by Kel Kade was released two days ago and is currently available. If you haven't been waiting, and don't know what I'm talking about, go and read these real quick, you've apparently got most of a month to finish them before Will satisfies out fix.
9/10/2017 12:21:56 pm
I'm re reading the first three this month while I wait. It's hard to do because of how weak Lindon is. I keep wanting to hurry up and get to the parts where he isn't so weak.
9/10/2017 04:01:58 pm
Does anyone know where Will lives I relation to Irma?
9/22/2017 07:06:35 pm
I just reread the books. I need to know what happens. One more week. Im counting down the days. I took work off on the first. Im going to sit in my comfy seat at starbucks. Pull out my iPad. Buy the book. And read. All day long. Then, i will re read everything for another 5-6 months till the next book.
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