Uncrowned: September 26th!
Did you guys not know that I put out my pumpkins, skeletons, and cobwebs on September 27th? I call it "Scary Day."
I can see now how it might have been misleading to suggest that the book will be released before Halloween, but to be fair, this is before Halloween.
The Uncrowned pre-order is now live and with it the official release date, so go and pre-order! ...if you want to!
Otherwise, follow this and my other sites as the pre-order period unfolds and we gradually release news and content in celebration!
9/5/2019 08:17:24 am
Will, I’m not sure if you’re extra awesome or terrible. Releasing Uncrowned 2 days before my wedding..... I’m gonna be in trouble if I haven’t slept. It’s worth it though?????
9/5/2019 09:29:26 am
Congrats on the wedding!
9/5/2019 11:07:54 am
Hey, congratulations! There's a simple way to keep reading during the ceremony: ask the officiant to read something you have prepared, and just had him or her a copy of the book.
9/7/2019 12:13:38 pm
Brilliant! It's an easy way for me to infect.....um......convert.....err......INTRODUCE more people to the amazingness that is Cradle.
9/5/2019 08:27:49 am
9/5/2019 08:40:35 am
Hey Will, I was wondering if we know an estimate when the paperback version will release. I'm really looking forward to this book.
9/5/2019 09:05:18 am
Yes, please! I have no way to get the kindle ("This title is not currently available for purchase") so I want to know when the paperback is going to drop.
9/8/2019 12:05:38 pm
Will it be possible to order the paperback before the 26th or do we have to wait until the release?
9/5/2019 08:43:50 am
9/5/2019 10:03:10 am
He elaborated a bit on reddit in a response to one of these threads
A couple of reasons, but the main reason we were releasing on the first was for Kindle Unlimited ranking, which doesn't seem to have gone up all that much. So it might not be worthwhile.
9/5/2019 08:43:57 am
Yay, new book! … on the same day that Throne of Eldraine releases in Arena... hrm.
9/5/2019 09:15:56 am
Pre ordered already. This is now marked in my calander, cannot wait.
9/5/2019 09:50:14 am
9/6/2019 08:08:53 am
Looks like the best sellers page doesn't include tax, while the product page does.
9/7/2019 12:35:24 am
Ah, ty for clarification.
9/7/2019 12:52:20 pm
For what it's worth, where I am there's a 15% VAT rate which lines up with what I'm seeing, at least. On the best-sellers list, Uncrowned is displayed for me at $6.99, and $8.04 on the product page (only while logged out, interestingly; pricing in both locations matches at $8.04 if I'm logged in).
9/5/2019 10:01:12 am
It is technically before Halloween, agreed
9/5/2019 10:35:05 am
Is this going to be available through Kindle Unlimited? If not, I want to go ahead and pre-order it now.
9/5/2019 12:04:14 pm
Hey Will, I'm super excited! Since you are one of only a few who have read it and there are no ratings yet on Amazon, would you say this is a good book? Like how many stars would you give it?
9/7/2019 09:34:45 pm
How dare you make me even more desperate to read uncrowned. what do you think knowing it's gotten all 5 stars will do to me?!
9/8/2019 06:10:14 am
I'm very excited by this news!
9/5/2019 01:38:45 pm
BWAHAHAHA! It turns out will wight (legit) was not, in fact, legit. Wait. I can't laugh. The day was pushed 10 days back from where fake will said the release was. T-T
9/5/2019 01:49:57 pm
OMG, I just found a sort - of - reference from one of Will's previous posts! Will says - "What present could I get that's better than a book release? A pony, but that's beside the point." (I then had a flashback of Ghostwater or Underlord, when I remembered that Dross mentioned a pony as his gift.) [Underlord, I think.]
9/5/2019 01:51:44 pm
What a cool birthday present thank you 😊
9/5/2019 02:30:21 pm
You just made my day
9/5/2019 03:58:14 pm
My birthday! Perfect present.
9/11/2019 12:01:37 pm
It’s my birthday then, too…but I was hoping for Elder Empire. Just kidding, I wasn’t expecting your next book to be OKAK. Okay, so while I wasn’t expecting it, I guess I shouldn’t say I kidding by saying I hoped for it, because I always hope for it. Anyway, keep up the good work!
Cookie But with Dough this time. HaHa! random discord guy
9/5/2019 04:40:39 pm
This is Bepic! Can't wait to read this, If this gets better than Underlord.. I'm not even sure how you got ghostwater one upped but... You did. :l(readingface) Make sure the Get yourselfs Onion Rings as reward!
9/5/2019 04:41:02 pm
Just reread the whole series, now to watch the Dark Tournament Arc on Yu Yu Hakusho to get myself pumped for the next book
9/5/2019 05:17:52 pm
Soo.. ummm.. is there a cheat where we can get it earlier? LoL
9/7/2019 01:28:06 am
Yes there is
Garbagiel the raccoon
9/10/2019 01:58:32 pm
Such as going to Australia?
9/5/2019 05:42:15 pm
#1 sellers already 👍
Count De Monet
9/6/2019 06:19:14 am
And on the top 100 list.
9/5/2019 05:47:34 pm
9/5/2019 07:14:38 pm
If I wasn't using Kindle Unlimited I would totally preorder it. I guess meantime I will keep myself busy with books in the "Cultivation novels" facebook group. Thanks Will!
9/5/2019 10:07:14 pm
Will, you glorious bastard, thanks for the book.
9/6/2019 06:25:58 am
And on Sept 27 I will start waiting for the next book.
9/6/2019 12:30:22 pm
Took this post from The Abidan Archives
9/6/2019 01:02:20 pm
It could be true but unlikely.
9/6/2019 03:16:24 pm
Well there were many Monarchs Suriel didn’t mention. If anything she should have mentioned A Akura Malice considering the whole Sacred Valley belongs to the Akura clan. So I don’t know if she was going based on the nearest Monarch considering she chose Northstrider or Sha Miara. Suriels Presence tells us how far the Ninecloud Court is from Sacred Valley. And I would assume that Malice would be somewhat closer than Nirthstrider or Sha Miara considering it was her territory. Then again they are Monarchs they can get there in an instant so this might not apply. You may be right. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see!
9/6/2019 10:41:14 pm
9/8/2019 12:42:24 am
@Elliot/Avinash Hope this reply is posted in the correct order...
9/8/2019 10:50:19 am
Maybe Suriel just showed the Monarchs she thought would inspire Lindon. Not the closest, not the ones that might help, just the ones that Lindon would think were really cool: The one that rules an entire giant kingdom and inherited power from her family, a dream for someone who only got pity from his own family; the one who goes around beating the greatest monsters he can find, a dream for someone who spend their entire life being afraid of anyone with even a little power; and the ones who become greater by banding together, a dream for someone who never had friends, someone who was surpassed and scorned by all his peers.
9/8/2019 03:07:22 pm
9/8/2019 03:21:14 pm
. . . . . Continuing from above post
9/11/2019 09:38:24 am
Lindon didn't ask Suriel who could save Sacred Valley. He asked her how HE could stop it.
9/12/2019 02:37:47 pm
Didn't Will confirm in his deathmatch short stories that Whisper was only around Underlord-Overlord strength?
9/6/2019 12:45:49 pm
Not to be that guy, but OKAK?
9/6/2019 01:05:58 pm
9/6/2019 02:54:03 pm
So an utterly and completely unrelated question for Will: what’s your favorite gun for target shooting and best post range chow? Just pure random curiosity.
9/6/2019 03:18:23 pm
9/6/2019 03:26:02 pm
Sorry Avinash didn’t see your comment about Northstrider. Sorry! Though I wonder why Suriel showed a Herald instead of Emriss Silentborn or Seshethkunaaz
9/6/2019 03:37:44 pm
Hm, i thought if i pre order, i can pre read some content like when the book is on amazon for sale and i want to read some first befor i buy.
Sorry Drake, that's not how a pre-order works!
9/7/2019 11:31:53 am
Ah ok... pitty. Well if i pre orderd a game in the past you would get it before it was in the shop. Or you would get it even if it was sold out on release date. But i cant see any of those advantages for an ebook. xD But its ok, now i dont have to sit in front of amazon waiting till i can buy it. =))
9/6/2019 09:47:51 pm
Forget my last statement, I just wanted everybody to know that dudes are my thing.
9/7/2019 11:17:13 am
Uhu...funny. Well you cant register your name here but you do have to put in your email. Where i am from, i can sue you now "Drake". Well its weekend so i have to wait for monday. Have fun.
9/8/2019 07:54:56 pm
I am going to sue everyone if some cute guys don’t give me their numbers.
9/7/2019 01:18:44 am
Good job Will! Hopefully it will be a great success for you. Btw, can you shed some light when the audible-version will be released? Got all previous books in audioform and looking forward to this one :)
Will (Not Will)
9/10/2019 06:48:48 am
I cannot wait! Travis Baldree really does your work justice. Thanks for the early Halloween present!
9/7/2019 02:02:17 pm
I wish there was this magical preorder system for paperback books that calculates the time needed for delivery, so that when I order this mythological book, it conveniently gets delivered at my door at
9/7/2019 02:03:30 pm
9/7/2019 03:10:16 pm
So, ya know what sucks yet DOESN'T suck? I have exactly 20 days to re-read this series before starting Uncrowned.
9/8/2019 04:31:08 am
I know the feeling as I used to hate books myself. I blame system in schools, they made program of stuff thats really hard to chew.
9/7/2019 03:26:29 pm
Hey! That's my birthday! How exciting! Guess I know what I'll be doing!
9/7/2019 10:46:54 pm
I’ve been waiting for this since the day I finished underlord (3:00am on it’s release day as it happens) and I finally have my day to count down to!
9/8/2019 09:30:12 am
@Shane I did some digging and found out that Li Markuth was most likely on the level of Archlord. He was not even close to a Monarch, though as Will has said there are other ways out of Cradle.
9/10/2019 11:58:16 am
My theory is that the Labrynth sucks up vital aura so that there just isn't enough available in sacred valley to support a gold artist. Similar to how the Blackflame Empire has trouble making underlords. Thus any gold or above going to sacred valley would start leeking madra till they had only jade levels left. like a pressure differential.
9/10/2019 03:14:57 pm
More like a lack of knowledge
9/8/2019 08:14:39 pm
9/9/2019 04:41:33 pm
Regarding heavens glory
9/8/2019 09:21:17 pm
I wonder why this is not available in Saudi Arabia, should I pirate if it doesn't release here?
9/11/2019 03:31:17 am
*cough* Register on Amazon.com (i.e. USA site) with any USA address *cough*
9/9/2019 04:49:58 am
Amazing!! Something great to look forward too. Scratch that!! Where's my time machine?
9/9/2019 10:58:51 am
Will we see more about Kelsa and the "destruction" of the Wei clan or if the blowback is limited to the Shi family about their destruction in Uncrowned? Or do you like to tease us with the limited information available for the next few books like you did at the end of Unsouled?
9/10/2019 10:12:37 am
9/9/2019 03:05:20 pm
I remember when I bought house of blades for $0.99 because of the awesome cover. It had like 3 reviews. I loved it and couldn't wait for crimson vault release. I'm glad you succeed and grow. Happy to pre order your 17th book. Also thank you so much because I discovered Brandon Sanderson after reading travelers trilogy and he is amazing. Keep the hard work and I hope you release the next book before Christmas.
9/9/2019 06:30:01 pm
What I really want to see the most is Orthos roflstomping the entire Sacred Valley, crushing all the schools and clans so that he can start a new Blackflame clan. The dragon advances, bitch.
9/10/2019 09:53:24 pm
I would be very happy to see orthos wreck some sacred valley A$$
That guy who gives you money
9/10/2019 03:57:57 am
Random question, if we read the whole book on KU and then buy it, do you make more money?
9/10/2019 05:04:47 am
Hands shaking, bent back, weeping...Need chapter one to keep on going....
9/10/2019 09:11:16 am
So this isn't directly related to this book, but it seems odd that Eithan wouldn't have progressed to Overlord in the same timeframe that Lindon progresses from Unsouled to Underlord. Is there a reason I missed or do we think Eithan purposefully held back so he could participate in the tournament? There isn't a mention (that I can recall) about him even trying (and/or struggling to progress). Seems odd...thoughts?
9/10/2019 09:59:36 am
9/10/2019 12:01:10 pm
I actually thought Eithan had advanced to Overlord between the two fights with Longhook (Skysworn/Ghostwater) and was just keeping it veiled so as not to cause political issues in the empire.. .being as the Emporer was the only Overlord it might have been seen as a bid for power or something.
9/10/2019 12:54:19 pm
He had such an easier time because one “no one was watching” which meant he could use his full strength without the empire finding out about his strength or techniques. Long book was also wounded. As for saving that person from falling he probably saw the attack that was aiming for them then saved them. And finally the night wheel valley. I wondered how he knew too, but I bet there was info about the Akura in the Orb he inherited from Ozriel (first patriarch of aurelius)
9/10/2019 03:12:03 pm
@kris & mark
9/12/2019 02:14:14 am
I think he held back. As was described, he don't plan to go to the higher realms of cultivation alone and he purposely searched for companions for this way.
9/11/2019 11:27:57 am
I really hate this suspense.
9/11/2019 04:45:55 pm
So is it looking like the audio version will release along side the ebook or wil it take a bit more time to come out?
9/17/2019 07:52:06 pm
It actually showed up on audible for a few days, indicating that it would come out at the same time as the ebook but with the wrong book description (unless we are suddenly switching to a female character named Alex), but then was removed in every location unless you did what I did, which was to add it to my cart (its still there now but continues to show the wrong description)
9/25/2019 10:44:59 pm
Hi Will. It's Thursday afternoon here in Australia, and amazon.com.au has Uncrowned listed for pre-order. My Kindle even suggested Uncrowned on my home page to continue the story, but only shows the pre-order option. Thing is, I already pre-ordered and amazon.com.au says it'll be auto delivered as soon as it's available. It's the 26th!
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