Uncrowned: My Thoughts
9/21/2019 09:04:07 am
You’ll do great. We all wouldn’t be here if we don’t enjoy your story telling. It isn’t just your story telling but the way you write.
9/21/2019 09:07:45 am
You, Will Wight, are a great and humble guy. Never change because we love you for who you are in addition to the fantastic books you write.
9/21/2019 11:34:58 am
Agreed! Well said.
9/21/2019 09:08:25 am
Thank YOU for writing Cradle, TG was great and all, but you've really improved since then, and continue to! it's a pleasure to see you evolve with the books
9/21/2019 07:07:51 pm
That having been said we need to talk about Travelers Gate... I think everyone can agree that the story isn’t done, I and I’m sure a lot of other people want both a sequel series and a prequel series (definitely needs to hear how valinhall was created it’s rise and it’s fall ending with the tree being planted also how the crimson vault came to be. Where the rest of the dragon fangs are and can any more be made? There’s more but I figured that’s enough for now.
9/23/2019 07:05:55 am
I still want to see Simon and Leah in a relationship. Not for the relationship's sake (though I think their personalities are compatible enough that it wouldn't be a disaster), but because I want to see the Eldest Nye's reaction to them being in a relationship.
9/25/2019 11:42:10 am
Give will a pause, would you. Right I just said that? Damn stupid me.
9/21/2019 09:11:02 am
Seriously, Harry Potter was my favorite book. I think this is 1000 times better than that. I don't think I have reread a series more.
9/21/2019 11:57:44 am
Bump. I have never read a series over and over like this. I just love all the characters! And every book gets better and better!
9/21/2019 12:50:12 pm
Agreed I early reread books. But these I have at least ready 3 times it's really weird
9/22/2019 02:43:57 pm
Agreed! I first picked up black flame when it was first released (saw it on the new releases page on Amazon and it looked interesting). I immediately had to go get the rest of Will's books! I'm not even sure how many times I have reread the series since then, but I never tire of any of them. I've responded similarly to Dakota Krout, but if I had to choose I'd say I enjoy Will's books more.
9/22/2019 06:11:45 pm
Same! Ever since I found Unsouled in my kindle recommended, I’ve never found a series quite like it. It’s the only series I’ve ever seen get better and better with every book, and I’m so excited for more! You could have Yerin and Dross switch bodies or something completely crazy and I’d still love the series. Keep up the fantastic work!
9/21/2019 09:24:43 am
Will, thanks for the stories and congrats on your deserved success! I still remember reading House of Blades being drawn into the book and later hoping that you will sell enough to keep writing. You did write and you didn't disappoint! I hope you make boat load of money and write more and spend more time with your family and journey through your life with good friends. Can't wait to read Uncrowned! May heavens always smile on you ( and sometimes help you to write faster).
9/21/2019 12:12:32 pm
☝️This right here 🙂
9/22/2019 01:51:38 pm
9/21/2019 09:34:53 am
Continue telling the stories you want to tell. It’s all that’s been needed in the past and it’s all that will be needed in the future.
9/21/2019 09:41:29 am
Love ya man. No worries. Enjoy the ride and stay you! Be proud of what you are doing because we sure are. Well done!
9/21/2019 09:42:43 am
You cracked open a new subgenre and are good enough to capitalize on the market you discovered. You deserve all your success and more.
9/21/2019 05:36:31 pm
Haha same for me. First book that got me into cultivation stories & then into litrpg
9/22/2019 02:47:22 pm
Yes! I hadn't realized it, but this is where it started for me too!
9/21/2019 09:48:55 am
You capitalized on a growing subgenre at what may have been the best time. Both this and anything involving litrpg have exploded, then people find your series which is very good quality compared to most of what is out there and it is no surprise.
9/21/2019 10:08:28 am
Having to worry about positive response is a good place to be in. Now back to OKAK!
9/21/2019 10:16:42 am
Congrats Will. I'm just grateful for your hard work in churning out these books that are so consistently good. Don't stop when you become famous! (fantasy book famous, but still 😏)
9/21/2019 10:40:27 am
You're definitely worthy of the response it's getting. I try to tell everyone I can about "My favorite author Will Wight" at every chance I get.
9/21/2019 10:43:25 am
Will, you may be experiencing impostor syndrome which is common in a lot of people who suddenly find success in something. Your success is well deserved. I’m an avid reader of all the greats, Jordan, Feist, Eddings, Hobb, Sanderson, etc. and in my opinion you are just as talented as they are. You have a unique ability in your writing that allows a reader to not just read the words but to feel the story, and see it in their mind like a film. Your characters are believable and unique and flawed like all of us which allows us to identify with them. Your magic systems are fresh and intriguing.
9/21/2019 12:14:08 pm
9/24/2019 10:35:59 pm
I couldn’t agree more! My sentiments exactly
9/21/2019 10:45:09 am
I’m a new fan. Started reading when you announced your Independence Day giveaway. I already had the first three books but hadn’t read them. And since I was gonna get the next three in the series, might as well start reading, right? I pre-ordered as soon as it went up.
9/21/2019 10:46:39 am
It’s totally possible that Uncrowned will be garbage. Even the best series have duds.
9/21/2019 10:51:05 am
Congrats! Can't say that I am surprised at the great sales numbers. 4 more days to go before I can get my hands on Uncrowned!
9/21/2019 10:51:32 am
You better keep ‘em coming! Totally addictive. Can’t believe I have listened to the bloody excerpt from uncrowned (read by Travis) four times already.
9/21/2019 10:52:46 am
Don't let the pressure get to you. This is supposed to fun for us and I hope that it can continue to be fun for you.
9/21/2019 11:22:53 am
I remember years ago when I had a friend who is now gone come running into me going "Dude dude dude you need to read this book the main character is not the chosen one in the story." So the humor him I sat down and started reading house of blades. I read for a few minutes. I thought to myself it's okay I'll get to it later. I went back to whatever I was reading at the time but it kept nagging me in the back of my head. Then the second book came out. I decided that I'd go back and give the book a second run because Pete said it was amazing. After I got past the first chapter it was. You quickly became one of the few witers that I will buy any books you put out. This makes me laugh because you do amazing things like putting all your books up for free for a day but I'm sitting here sad because I already own all your books. You do good work keep at it.
9/21/2019 11:24:37 am
I started reading wuxia and cultivation novels before unsouled even came out. It was the most enjoyable and frustrating indulgence of my life as the writing can sometimes just be rinse and repeat. (Insult, overreact, fight, underestimate, get plotarmor power up)but I just couldn’t stop as the genre captured the part of me that still thinks one day I’ll wake up with superpowers. When I read your series it felt like my prayers had finally been answered(lol). All the complaints I had with cultivation books fixed and packaged into a compelling and captivating series that I still reread on the regular. Thank you for writing this
9/23/2019 08:30:36 am
This. It fixes everything that drove me out of Chinese web novels and light novels generally. The MC is reasonably humble, the opponents are relatively sane, people are able to bend rather than break at the first opposition and you don't feel like the school/sect/clan should have died out centuries ago with the rate they murder each other over minuscule amounts of cultivation resources as well as ridiculously overblown conflicts.
9/21/2019 12:12:18 pm
There's always going to be people who don't like your work or just annoying fans like the ones who ask when the next book is coming out right after you release a book and want a vacation. All you can do is tune out the loud annoying people and keep chugging along.
9/21/2019 12:25:35 pm
Gl and Have fun on this journey ! :D
9/21/2019 12:30:21 pm
Been following you for years. I have enjoyed every book published so far. One of the things that makes your books so special is the care and joy you obviously take in writing. Thank you and I am looking forward to next Thursday.
9/21/2019 01:11:02 pm
You will do just fine. I would never really hate a book you wrote (unless it's 18+.) Your books are fantastic, and I love your bloopers. Cant wait to read Uncrowned!!! OwO
9/21/2019 01:33:14 pm
Well to be glib the easy answer for where you go next is to release OKAK.
9/21/2019 02:14:35 pm
Don't worry Will. You will definitely do well on this book and future books. You've got the drive and passion to continue writing, as shown by everyone who has already pre-ordered the book. I have been with you since TG and will look forward to your next. Also it pains me to say, but you deserve breaks too. Take a well deserved one.
9/21/2019 02:59:19 pm
Dread it. Run from it. Destiny arrives just the same. Accept the fact that Cradle is making you too much Coin to stop. Finish cradle 1st. Once you have and are a bazillionaire you can go do elder empire like a rich lady’s passion project
9/21/2019 03:49:23 pm
I’m so glad to hear how well your books are doing and am constantly impressed with how far you have come as an author since I first read travelers gate. Don’t worry about the expectations or pressure because I know you’ve got this thing nailed.
9/21/2019 03:55:31 pm
Been here since the beginning, as long as you keep writing I'll keep reading.
Banished to the trash dimension
9/21/2019 04:01:43 pm
Been with ya since the beginning, and I'm here till the end!
Carmelino H Guiao II
9/21/2019 04:07:01 pm
I have enjoyed everything you have written. But they're is something about Lindon and the world you have set up that speaks to the martial artist and table top rpgamer in me. This work has me looking forward to each successive book. Thank you for sharing your vision. Now when is the next book coming out?
9/21/2019 05:51:13 pm
I guess I'd say to not change much of what you've been doing or second guess yourself too much, because what you've been doing has been great and working out well.
9/21/2019 05:51:17 pm
9/21/2019 05:54:40 pm
I recommend this series to every reader I know. I have had many "favorite books" over my lifetime, and I love to read, but this one takes the cake. It is for reading experiences like this that I read! Thank you, WIll!
9/21/2019 06:03:59 pm
You’re like Lindon... he never thought he would reach Jade... but now! He’s reached beyond gold!!!
9/22/2019 04:31:38 pm
9/21/2019 06:06:29 pm
I think I speak for everyone when I say you should thank us with a first chapter preview.
9/23/2019 08:32:20 am
Well that would be pretty awesome. Maybe a link for those who preordered?
9/21/2019 06:08:58 pm
9/21/2019 08:02:48 pm
To paraphrase Dory, “Just keep writing, just keep writing, just keep writing writing writing...”
9/21/2019 08:04:12 pm
Will, I think I can honestly say you are my favorite author. I have been reading your books since the start and they got me right there from the beginning. They were just so...odd. When I first started reading Travelers Gate I laughed at the idea of talking dolls. But then slowly but surely I became used to them until their sarcasm and wit became the best part of the series for me. I am not going to lie I actually cried the Otoku died. I felt Kai's rage and sadness. I felt the grief of Simon as Kai died within his hands. I felt as though I was there in the room with all those characters throughout the story. And that is something only a master at writing can do. To be able to pour such emotion through the pages of a book and make a person feel something...that matters. And then there is Elder Empire. I had never before read a book(s) following two different characters each managing to make me feel something for both of them. Finally here we are, Cradle. I remember reading Unsouled and staying up until 3 in the morning. I knew from that moment that Cradle was my favorite series of all time. From then on the books got better and better. Dross makes me laugh whenever he talks (Travis does a great voice for him), when Orthos left I almost cried, and Lindon just shows what its like to rise up to the top from the bottom when no one believed in you your whole life. Some people may say these are just books but they are not. They are worlds. You are such a great person and author. You respond to your fans, ask us what we think about your ideas, and even have a website dedicated to the lore of your stories. You may think you can't live up to our expectations. That is true. You don't just reach our expectations, you surpass them. No matter what your fans will support you. And for every person that doesn't like Uncrowned there will be three that do. Don't you see how much your fans like you? So what if we complain to you? The fact that you see our complaints at all shows how much you care about us. Good luck with Uncrowned and don't worry about the bad comments!
9/21/2019 08:16:38 pm
You deserve every last bit of success. Your story-telling ability is phenomenal. As a bibliophile, english & history major, journalist, writer, and (hopefully) soon-to-be-attorney, I understand the value of an intellectual property and the critical role Amazon has played in eliminating draconian publishing methods. I love libraries, the smell of books, the look and feel of a quality hardback edition. I spent many days in Rauner Rare Collections Library during my undergrad years in Hanover - holding a Gutenberg Bible, an Ortelian Atlas, any number of first edition books, is a magical thing. But some 8 years ago I made the switch to purely digital (excluding graphic novels, the medium just doesn't work) to make sure I directly support the men and the minds behind the stories I love so very much. It was a difficult switch. But I'll buy each and every offering you have on the table as soon as I become aware of it - all the while continuing to reccomend your work to anyone I deem receptive (a tradition that began for me with Simon losing his parents in the woods, shortly after publication).
9/21/2019 08:19:46 pm
Even though I don’t fall in the typical target audience for Will’s books, (mid-40s woman) I read a lot. Although I rarely share my preferences with friends who don’t read, I often gush about Will, his books, his interactions with fans, and his talent to anyone who will listen. I started reading around the time Soulsmith came out and since then I have reminders set on my calendar, pre-order the second the books are available, and stalk social media for release updates in a way that’s probably not healthy for a woman of my age. Keep up the good work, Will. I feel like a proud momma bear seeing her cub succeed. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication on our behalf. You deserve all the success you’ve achieved so far and will attain in the future. Never doubt that.
9/23/2019 04:48:22 pm
Lol, I feel like I could have wrote this 😊. Your story is similar to mine.
9/21/2019 08:33:11 pm
Will I just want to say that I love your books and I wanted to thank you for the places you've taken me and the stories you've told. Please do whatever you need to do for you, if you need to take a break then take a break, the fans will be here for you when you come back! I fully believe you've earnt the response you get! Thank you for being vulnerable with us as well, and thanks again for the books :)
9/21/2019 09:14:48 pm
9/21/2019 10:07:29 pm
Dont forget a time for yourself. To rest. To relax. To unwind. As Lindon often does in between his battles, meditating and cycling. Congratulations!! And keep it coming!
9/21/2019 10:20:37 pm
Will, I can say that, with as many times as I have re-read the series, even if you put out a "dud" it will be a good book. You have improved upon every book that you have given "Us", your demanding readers, and I am sure you would continue to do so even without as many of us as there are.
9/21/2019 10:57:39 pm
I read a LOT of sci-fi/Fantasy. This series is really good. Glad that you are getting the recognition you deserve. Hope you make bank. I am kind of glad that I am not one of those poor bastards waiting for the next Elder Empire books, because the money is the money. You may need to take a Cradle break to keep your head fresh at some point, but I personally am great with all cradle, all the time.
9/22/2019 01:41:57 am
As a Kindle unlimited. I think I remember reading you still get money and credit when I download. I cannot preorder though without double paying. I am curious how much this affects the numbers. Eithway I hope you get #1 this time.
9/22/2019 05:10:21 am
I have gotten into the habit of rereading the entire series before each new Cradle release - never done that before for any other series, so absolutely primed for Uncrowned. Will, you have such a connected and loyal fan base that even if Uncrowned falls short (which I seriously doubt) we will be here for the next book, and the next one and the..... Probably easier said than done, but try and relax, enjoy the heights of success and look after yourself... and if all else fails, have an Oreo :)
9/22/2019 06:45:10 am
Personally, I think it’s only fair if you shatter our expectations back and post the first chapter up as a teaser.
9/22/2019 07:12:41 am
Well considering I have re read the series and re read underlord about 4 times since you announced uncrowned release date and I plan on re reading it the day before too I'd have to say you deserve all the praise.. love your worlds (all 3 of the beautiful things) and every character.
9/22/2019 07:27:54 am
Aw, this post is so sweet it makes me wanna hug you ^^.
9/22/2019 07:28:50 am
Will I do love cradle but are we ever going to see Calder again?it seems the elder spawn keep getting pushed back for cradle :/. I’m sure I’m not the only one who would be willing to see cradle put on hold for just a little to see this story have some light too
9/22/2019 09:29:59 am
9/22/2019 12:34:03 pm
Now, I don't want to take away the positive feedback that everyone else are bringing to this post, but the original post reminds me of an abridge copy to a puppet comedian named Randy.
9/22/2019 08:34:32 pm
9/22/2019 11:50:09 pm
You are the best ass writer, your freakin nasty like no ones mother.
9/23/2019 01:06:34 am
Im not certain how it goes in this case, but is paperback only delievered from US, not Europe?
9/23/2019 06:57:39 am
Don’t get run over by a bus, Will.
9/23/2019 07:14:02 am
I feel pity for anybody who has to fight against Lindon in Uncrowned.
9/23/2019 07:50:26 am
You're getting that kind of response because you're talented and you put in a ton of work. You've learned from your past mistakes and you evolve and grow. You've capitalized on opportunities, and you're reaping the rewards of doing so.
9/23/2019 09:54:16 am
View it as a message from the audience. We love the Unsouled series and want you to focus on it because we view this as your masterpiece. This is the series that I try to get everyone that I know to read because its just so damn fun. Thank you for everything you have given us, I can't wait to share this adventure.
9/23/2019 10:06:45 am
So when you get bought up to make a movie please have john Williams do the soundtrack I had to stop reading the first scene of underlord to put on the battle of heros for background.
9/23/2019 10:22:59 am
I really hope we see more of the Sacred Valley soon, maybe in book 8?
9/23/2019 10:48:33 am
Don't get nervous! You're doing great! I'm impatiently waiting for Thursday.
9/23/2019 01:32:42 pm
My only complaint is that both me and my business partner are big fans and have 6 hours to spend travelling via plane and train on Wednesday and it doesn’t come out until Thursday. Gah!
9/23/2019 02:57:06 pm
If I am anything to go by, I began by reading your books through KU, then, because they are so damn good I went back and bought them all.
9/23/2019 04:24:12 pm
Do Not Die before you finish this story. Ensure Lindon can slap the Abbidan around before you kick the proverbial bucket.
9/23/2019 05:03:56 pm
You would have to shoot me to stop me from reading the rest of the series. I am hoping for your continued success so I can read your work for years to come. This series is so much fun! enjoy your success!!
9/23/2019 05:21:51 pm
If you want to keep this success the next book to this series must already be underway. It must also be longer and come out quicker.
Path of Broken Energy
9/23/2019 05:32:44 pm
Keep it up. You will continue to inspire me to may my series work
9/24/2019 03:40:16 am
Brandon Sanderson, Will Wight, that’s my list of authors whose books I truly look forward to reading, and I’ve been reading for 20 years. That’s the list. Of course you’re nervous, but trust in your ability and trust in what you’ve created.
9/24/2019 05:05:41 am
Will, it's definitely important to sate the fans, to appease us, and to give us (within reason) what we want... but ultimately, we follow and purchase and love what you write because you follow your gut and your heart and give us a glimpse into your wonderful imagination. As fans, it is OUR JOB to support you and believe in your creation. It isn't ours. We're just playing in your sandbox and paying for the privilege. That doesn't mean you believe your own hype, it just means you stay grounded and continue to put out work you believe in. If you believe, we will.
9/24/2019 08:43:45 am
Just so you know, you've created this amazing logical world unlike a lot of fiction out here. Its so damn addicting like rowling's or sandersons' worlds; its just amazing. Can't wait for the next book! 2 days seem too far away....you deserve all the success
9/24/2019 09:43:48 am
Will, first off, I have more anticipation and excitement to read your next book(s) than I do for either Mr. Ruthfuss or Mr. Martin. While they are excellent writers as well, your speed of delivery, tone and world building are WAY more engaging because they are fresh and exciting. Not being a "fanboy," but I tell EVERYONE who is a fantasy reader to pick up your books. Just keep doing what you are doing and let the creative direction go where it takes you. If you keep writing the way you do, your fans will continue to buy your books and support you.
9/24/2019 11:35:20 am
Do we get to lay our hands on the books earlier in Europe? Is it going live by local time or is it fixes for specific timezone (EST/PST)? I'm just wondering if I should stay up or not :)
9/24/2019 03:20:25 pm
First and foremost:
9/25/2019 08:06:36 am
Pedantic reader here; would be more than happy to comb each book for minor errors for free in exchange for the opportunity to read the books before publication!
9/24/2019 11:23:29 pm
we know what day its dropping... BUT WHAT TIME?!?!?!
9/24/2019 11:25:12 pm
totally expecting "if you're asking me, who am I supposed to ask"
9/25/2019 08:24:29 am
9 pm EST according to the front page. For those of us in Europe that means some time tomorrow.
9/25/2019 02:52:59 am
Sacred Valley Prisoner
9/25/2019 09:51:58 am
9/25/2019 11:57:52 am
I generally per-order books from series I enjoy! Why? Because I always find out the book is coming out in 2-6 months and if I don't per-order 2-7 months later...I make it back around again and "$##$" what do you mean its been out for 3+ months! So I just pre-order and kindle lets me know I have a new book usually around 12:15 am, I have a good reason to stay up even later! :D
Sacred Valley Prisoner
9/25/2019 02:57:14 pm
I agree with Erik....I WILL GLADLY BETA READ. ha
9/25/2019 08:22:33 pm
When you gave away the foundation trilogy I convinced my friends to pick up a free e-book of the series they've indulgently listend to me ramble and rave about, those that have read it so far are equally addicted. I'm ecstatic to see where you take this series and cannot thank you enough for writing it.
9/25/2019 11:53:45 pm
All I can say is that I hadn't heard about you when Underlord was released, I picked up "Unsouled" on Audible and started listening and then found out you had written a bunch of books in the series. I read all 6 books in a few weeks and then read first two books of the Travelers gate after that.
9/27/2019 10:37:17 am
Keep calm cause
9/27/2019 01:15:40 pm
First, I love the series and you're writing And...I read Uncrowned and really liked it. My only issue is that it ends abruptly. It feels like what was in this volume was only a part of a whole Cradle story. It left me feeling like a chapter ended, not a whole book. The end leaves me frustrated because I now have to wait the conclusion of this part of the series.
9/27/2019 07:22:58 pm
Uncrowned was Awesome. I finished it in a day, but damn you and your cliff hangers!
9/28/2019 01:25:43 pm
Will, I hear Dross in Wheatleys voice from Portal 2. What do you hear his voice as?
9/28/2019 10:38:36 pm
Don’t want to be the wet blanket here. But Uncrowned pre-orders were substantial because Underlord was excellent. Everyone was super excited to see the series continue and couldn’t wait for the next book.
9/29/2019 08:03:42 pm
Will, I just finished reading Uncrowned in less than 24hours and as usual it's pure gold. My only critic is that the book is too short! The very last scene just makes me want to strangle you, this is just too much suspense for my weak little heart!!;) Please give us volume 8 asap, I am in desperate need to know what happens next!
10/9/2019 09:07:50 am
10/24/2019 07:51:12 pm
I've blown through the Cradle series...when is the next one coming?!? I'm hooked!
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