Chris Wooding Header

Ember Blade Map and where I am right now…

Happy New Year!

Time for one of my hyper infrequent blog updates! Well, I’m about 20-odd chapters into the sequel to the Ember Blade, but a large chunk of time was spent upfront planning the whole thing so it’s not going quite as slowly as it might seem. That’s probably about one-fifth; I’m hoping it won’t be quite as long as its predecessor and certainly no longer, but who know what the gods of epic fantasy will decree? I’m also working on a ton of other stuff that as ever I can’t talk about just because.

One of those things that I CAN, however, talk about is that I spent several months of last year working as a Narrative Consultant on The Creative Assembly’s new video game IP, helping with worldbuilding, story and character design, and all kinds of goodies thereabouts. I can’t tell you anything more about the game since it’s not been announced yet but it’s gonna be soooo good!

The Ember Blade has had a slew, a veritable SLEW of rave reviews by the way, so if you haven’t bought it yet, you are objectively on the wrong side of history and should correct this immediately by buying it here. And if you’ve read it and enjoyed it, and you want to do me a favour and give it a review on Amazon at that same link, that’d help me out loads.

I had a request on Twitter to post a map up as it’s not easy to enjoy maps on an ebook, so here it is. Unfortunately it’s a pdf so you’ll need to click the link to download it. I promise no spybots will swarm your computer when you do. Promise.

Ember-Blade-map

Have a good 2019!

9 Comments

  1. Dave Harrison says:

    Happy New Year Chris.
    Have read the Ember Blade, loved it, cant wait for the next book. I am a big fan, have read and re-read the Ketty Jay series and actually appreciate that you put so much work into your writing instead of blog updates. Wishing you a very happy and prosperous New Year.

  2. Cheyenne Paul says:

    Chris, will you marry me?

  3. pink sheets says:

    I pay a quick visit each day a few websites and sites to
    read articles or reviews, but this website offers quality based writing.

  4. Josh Wylie says:

    Hi Chris! I’ve just finished reading The Ember Blade. What an epic tale that was! I was instantly gripped! The characters, storyline and plot twists kept me engaged throughout so much that I just couldn’t put it down. The imagery of the world was incredibly real and I cannot wait for the next part of what is surely destined to be a breathtaking and record-breaking trilogy!

  5. Dean. B says:

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34673711-the-ember-blade

    Man, just wanted to say how proud I am of and for you, that you’re gettin such sterling reviews – I just perused a few over on Goodreads.com and man, well done, and I really look forward to havin some spare cash so that I can support and get onto this one as well.

    Congrats again and power to you with the next one Sir Wooding.

    Regards,
    Dean.B

  6. Jess says:

    Fantastic read. Great talent for maintaining suspense uncertainty. Writing skills rank with the best. Thanks and get sequel finished

  7. Derek says:

    Greatly enjoyed “The Ember Blade.” Can you give us a rough timeline of when other books in the series will be released? Is it a trilogy? Please don’t leave us hanging like George R.R. Martin has. Or sell the rights to HBO before the series is complete.

  8. Matthew says:

    Chris,

    Man, I just finished the audiobook of the ember blade and I have to say it was amazing. It kept me on the edge of my seat the entire way through. The ending though was especially amazing and I was hanging on the edge of every word up until the final few sentences. Just wow. Great work.

  9. Chris says:

    Im new reading this… but I find really hard understanding the caracters…. it’s like it was ment that I should k ow them already… I mean is there or is it going to be something before?… like for example… lord of the rings have the hobbit… which explains the beginning…. in this book the 2nd chapter starts talking about Aren.. so am I supose to know him already? Sorry to bother, … thanks

Leave a Reply