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Will Wight is an American author that writes fantasy novels. Born in 1989 in Memphis, Tennessee, Wight attended the University of Central Florida, getting his MFA in creative writing.
Order of Cradle Series
|1||Unsouled||2016||Description / Buy|
|2||Soulsmith||2016||Description / Buy|
|3||Blackflame||2017||Description / Buy|
|4||Skysworn||2017||Description / Buy|
|5||Ghostwater||2018||Description / Buy|
|6||Underlord||2019||Description / Buy|
|7||Uncrowned||2019||Description / Buy|
|8||Wintersteel||2020||Description / Buy|
|9||Bloodline||2021||Description / Buy|
|10||Reaper||2021||Description / Buy|
Order of Elder Empire: Sea Series
|1||Of Sea and Shadow||2014||Description / Buy|
|2||Of Dawn and Darkness||2015||Description / Buy|
|3||Of Kings and Killers||2020||Description / Buy|
Order of Elder Empire: Shadow Series
|1||Of Shadow and Sea||2014||Description / Buy|
|2||Of Darkness and Dawn||2015||Description / Buy|
|3||Of Killers and Kings||2020||Description / Buy|
Order of Traveler's Gate Series
|1||House of Blades||2013||Description / Buy|
|2||The Crimson Vault||2013||Description / Buy|
|3||City of Light||2014||Description / Buy|
Order of Traveler's Gate Chronicles Series
|1||The Traveler's Gate Chronicles (Short Story)||2015||Description / Buy|
The author was still pursuing his master’s degree when he started writing ‘House of Blades.’ His studies gave Wight all the skills he needed to finish his book.
‘House of Blades’ was so successful that he became a full-time independent author practically overnight. In the years that followed, Wight created Hidden Gnome Publishing.
The company handles all the activities associated with his publishing endeavors. The author’s friends and family encouraged him to write fiction, and he attempted to do just that. However, he lacked self-discipline.
Wight started so many stories, but he couldn’t write any of them to completion. Finally, he decided to acquire his creative writing degree because he knew the college classes would force him to write. He was right.
‘House of Blades’ started taking shape soon after. At the time, he had no reason to believe that the novel would succeed. He just wanted to write fantasy. The genre appealed to him because it utilized elements from every other genre. You could throw action, romance, and drama into stories with wizards and dragons.
He couldn’t think of a more entertaining field. Self-publishing was an obvious choice. Even though traditional publishing had its perks, the route was too slow and did not favor new writers.
Self-publishing made more sense because he could start making money immediately. Additionally, he could get his books to the people who wanted them without delays. And if he changed his mind down the line, he was free to submit his manuscripts to a traditional publisher.
The author found that it was easier to gauge the reactions to his stories because people who liked his work did not hesitate to buy his books. They also blessed him with high ratings, proving that he was on the right path. He had a direct relationship with readers, the kind he was unlikely to enjoy if he joined a traditional publisher.
Wight was hoping to sell 1500 copies of his first book within the first two months. But the novel exceeded his wildest expectations by selling 13,000 copies. It was all the encouragement the author needed to make indie publishing his priority.
Wight writes what he calls Xuanxuan, which is closely associated with Wuxia. The genre takes inspiration from Chinese mythology. The author was also influenced by anime.
Readers familiar with the Wuxia concept of cultivation may recognize some of the elements in his magic system.
Best Will Wight Books
The author is a big fan of the Dresden Files and the Wheel of Time. Wight’s best books include:
Unsouled: Wei Shi Lindon was dealt a bad hand by fate. His brethren have a plethora of opportunities before them. Using their souls, they can harness incredible gifts, but only if they master a power called Madra.
This doesn’t matter to Lindon because the 15-year-old boy is too weak. He doesn’t have an affinity for magic, which is why his people banished him. Lindon is unsouled.
He serves no purpose to his community, and his superiors have forbidden him from practicing the sacred arts. They thought he would simply accept his lowly position. But they were wrong.
Lindon has no intention of giving up. He may be at a disadvantage, but the boy has a will of iron. He will do whatever it takes to prove himself and to secure the opportunity to master the sacred arts, even if it means lying and cheating.
Soulsmith: They thought Lindon was worthless. They shunned him because he was Unsouled. But he proved himself. He crawled his way to the top and earned a place at the table.
But now that he’s copper, Lindon must prepare for the next challenge. Warriors from all walks of life are advancing upon the ancient ruins outside Sacred Valley.
They want the treasures waiting within. Lindon is not stupid. He knows that he doesn’t stand a chance against the enemies he will face in the ancient ruins. His only hope is the Soulsmiths. If he plays his cards right, they will grant him an advantage.
When Does The Next Will Wight book come out?
Will Wight doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Reaper and was released on November, 2nd 2021. It is the newest book in the Cradle Series.