Uncrowned (Cradle, #7) by Will Wight

Uncrowned (Cradle, #7)

Emriss Silentborn, Memory of the World.Tiberian Arelius, the fallen Patriarch.Akura Malice, Queen of Shadows.Seshethkunaaz, King of Dragons.Reigan Shen, Emperor of Lions.Luminous Queen Sha Miara.The Eight-Man Empire.Northstrider.The Monarchs, the most powerful sacred artists on Cradle, rule with unquestioned authority. They are mysterious and distant, and catching a glimpse of one is privilege enough for a lifetime.Now, they have all gathered in ...

Details Uncrowned (Cradle, #7)

TitleUncrowned (Cradle, #7)
Release DateSep 26th, 2019
PublisherHidden Gnome Publishing
GenreFantasy, Fiction, Young Adult, Combat, Martial Arts, Science Fiction Fantasy

Reviews Uncrowned (Cradle, #7)

  • Dickson Tan
    A lot of mixed feelings.Most of the book was amazing, with revelations about stages past underlord, and confirming many fan theories and speculations. I loved the amazing battles and continued character development.However, there was a huge plot twist at the end of the book that made the ending feel rushed. Uncrowned feels like the first half of 2 books because it covers the Uncrowned tournament till the last elimination round, instead of to the ...
  • Robert Thompson
    In all truth, this would have gotten 5 stars easily but I cannot give it. I can't say that it sputtered, as the final chapters were emotional, my heart sunk, then rose, only to sink again and then explode.The penultimate chapter may or may not be negated by the final chapter, only time or Wintersteel will tell. It ends with 3 massive cliff hangers, the cheapest of tricks. Will Wight is better than this. This is the first Cradle book where I feel ...
  • Christine Sandquist (eriophora)
    Cradle is so much fun, y’all. While Uncrowned is not perhaps my favorite novel in the series to date (this honor still goes to Underlord), I still had a dang good time with it. Will Wight is a machine who churns out about one novel per year, and I have yet to be disappointed. Uncrowned is book 7 in the Cradle series.These books are light, easy progression fantasy reads. This is not a series of fancy prose and clever writing. It’s not deep soc...
  • Kathleen
    Fantasy series. Author plans to write a dozen books. My favorite scenes in this book involved brave Little Blue and the maddened Black Flame Dragon. And Uncle Fury. I didn't care for the scene with Orthos because it was totally disrespectful of Kelsey to exclude her blind father, Jaran, from the story-telling session. They just left him sitting there, alone!I like Ziel. Poor guy. Dross needs to show another side of his personality. Not only snark...
  • Zax Rider
    disappointing as now there are multiple plots and cliffhangers added to this series by the author. so guess will be looking at another 10 books for this series to finish since each release is only 250 pages only. No wonder series like these dont reach the standard of harry potter,lord of the rings, game of thrones. if a story going to be dragged out in multiple directions it becomes boring in the long run as it makes on waiting and speculating wh...
  • Jake Hartley
    Unfinished- ONLY buy this book if you are a previous fan Honestly I’m a huge fan of Will Wight and I was anticipating this book since underlord was released. But boy does it disappoint. The fight scenes are average. The story is completely unfinished. Cliff hangers don’t belong in a book that’s only 200 pages. At the very least with such a short read I would want the book called “uncrowned” to have a winner if the uncrowned tournament. ...
  • Erik Baker
    Look, the book is great overall. It's well paced, the action is fantastic, the character progression is good, and so is the humour. My issue is that he bassically gave us half a book. All his previous novels in the cradle series may have finished on a cliffhanger, but at least they wrapped up the plot of the book. This leaves you falling off the damn cliff. Even worse, that ending fight made me roll my eyes at the forced drama. It was practically...
  • CClown
    Well written as is the case of all his other Cradle books. However I strongly disliked that Linden seemed to continuously hesitate randomly at key moments throughout the book. I felt these sorts of things made sense as he was getting stronger and learning to cope with life and death situations, but I felt we were moving past this in books 5 and 6. I also strongly disagreed with the choices made for the end of the book, and found the ending to be ...
  • J
    Two main problems:-No cultivation. We don't really see anyone training, or at least not training they struggle with. Cultivation, both physical and otherwise is the core of the story.-Bad rising action. It's hard to feel any tension when we keep being told how no one is at any serious risk. Emotional development between Yerin and Lindon helps, but it's too infrequent to carry the story on it's own.
  • Superuser
    Its like an addiction. I just can't wait for my next fix.So, I just finished uncrowned in a day. I am a huge fan, but I must say this was a dissapointment.Wright used to write strong storydriven cultivation. It seems like he has run out of ideas and and in its stead is placing one tournament after another. The story does not progress and the reader is left with one long action scene. Well written action, but just action. It is sorely lacking and ...
  • Felix
    Flipping awesome! (despite ending)The book starts great, continuing right where Underlord left off with Orthos and Kelsa. Orthos gives Kelsa a hint of what Lindon has accomplished which is flipping awesome. (I can't wait for Lindon to be reunited with his family.) Orthos also hints at a possible reason of why a Sword Sage could have been defeated by mere jades, which will solve a longstanding puzzle for me.Next we get some training between Ethan ...
  • Steven Brown
    I'm not sure exactly where the series will end but I really really really like it.The book was just released today and I burned through it like any addict would a good book supply. I find just mere seconds after finishing the book the desire for the explode already there LOL. Part of this is because the books are really intense fast-paced flows well and none too long. This means months of work from the author can be devoured quite easily in about...
  • Mitchell
    There's not much to say that I haven't said about all of Will's books. They are fantastic, addicting, maybe a little short for my tastes, but ultimately satisfying. Again, if you enjoy RPGs at all, then this story will appeal to you as Lindon seeks constantly to level up. Literally in this case.Stepping back a bit, even though Will has stated that he envisions this series going ~12 books, I began to see the drawing together of the two parallel st...
  • Andrew
    The Best Battles YetI was fortunate enough to be a beta reader for this book, and I consider it to be the strongest book in the series to date.There’s a lot to love in Uncrowned. I’m a big fan of tournament arcs in general, and this one draws from clear inspiration from classics like the Chunin Exams in Naruto, the Hunter Exams in Hunter x Hunter, etc.Pacing wise, the beginning of the story is a little bit slower, giving us some time to focus...
  • Mysti Dewees
    So, my feelings on this are mixed. I ADORE the Cradle series, I binge read the previous 6 in less than a week but this book I had to push myself through in some areas. First of all, the last book ended on a cliffhanger with Orthos, only to be “remedied” immediately by another freaking cliffhanger in the first chapter and then you see nothing else of him! Then the cliffhanger with Northstrider at the end, plus what his motives are for judging ...
  • Tadgh Kelly
    An exciting continuation of Lindon's adventures with an interesting if unsatisfying twist.Avoiding spoilers for this review. As you know, Lindon has been strongarmed into taking part in the Uncrowned King Tournament on the behalf of the Akura family. Our prologue begins right where the last book left off, giving us some much needed exploration of what has happened in the Sacred Valley, although I feel that ends far too soon.I'll get right to the ...
  • Benny Hinrichs
    This is the first book in this series I'm rating 4 stars. I still enjoyed it. There were still lots of cool moments. But I feel like it didn't live up to what had been promised. For one, the name of the book is Uncrowned, and we never even get to see who becomes Uncrowned. I felt like there should have been like three to four more chapters. It's been building up to the top eight for multiple books, and we should have gotten there, but we didn't. ...
  • Chuck McIntyre
    Great book, cliffhanger ending.Although this book doesn't even finish the tournament, it is still overall very enjoyable. Our main character, Lindon, explores the depths of his new partnership with Dross. We get training scenes, constant beat downs as Lindon backfills skills most sacred artists learn early and then we get to see his overall potential come together before the tournament begins (fight scene within Akura).We get other great stuff fr...
  • Rebecka
    I admit it. The reason I didn't like this book might be because my expectations were too high. I have really enjoyed the series so far. This isn't a horrible book, but I rate after my enjoyment and I didn't like it so I will only give it one star. I finished the book feeling "Was that it? What about all that other stuff? Don't we at least get some partial resolution?". I was pretty annoyed and disappointed. The first part was boring, the tourname...
  • Marcus
    Failure to launch (minor spoilers)One of the things that had me excited about Uncrowned was that the MC (Lindon) was finally going to leave his cultivation "home"/parents and become his own man (adult self). We did not get this. Instead we got a continuation of the underdog (child). Adult children are not attractive.The perfect illustration of this is when the MC "moves out", he literally hides in a relative's basement and plays computer games. O...
  • Bethany Hoeflich
    First, I’m a huge fan of Cradle and any similar underdog to OP stories. Uncrowned was fantastic but for two minor (major) hiccups that I’m shocked his early readers didn’t pick up on.SPOILERS AHEAD!TURN BACK NOW!YOU’VE BEEN WARNED!!!!So, the first—when Lindon was preparing to fight the psycho gold dragon chick (can’t remember her name well enough to spell it), she had already used her drop of Ghostwater, but he was preparing to fight ...
  • Joshua Lax
    Disappointing Very little actually happens. He trains for the tournament with the Akura clan. They are mean he beats them gains respect. They go to the tournament on the way bad things almost happen but not really because you know they will pull through. Yerrin almost goes through some character development with a Sage who is connected to her master but pushes it aside. Tournament starts they do well. Strong people do strong stuff. Lindon trains ...
  • Ozan Karaduman
    The whole book is a climax that goes on and on; great battles in the uncrowned tournament with a few small passages giving us glimpses to the bigger picture and events to come in the future. I did not want to put down the book once I started reading it. With each book in the Cradle series, Mr. Wight opens the doors to a more complex world. Even though this whole book is about the Uncrowned Tournament, we see the details that give more information...
  • ItsVexxed
    This review will have spoilers.*STOP NOW UNTIL YOU READ THE BOOK*Don't scream at me for this review, I just want the best possible book.CoverNice banner with the Uncrowned Tournament symbolwhy is it the Uncrowned Tournament. Is it because they are not Monarchs (crowns) yet, but they likely will be MonarchsFirst roundhow did Northstrider know he would take control of the tournament. He already had a man in the cave.Why does Northstrider speak in b...
  • Colin
    This is not what I've come to expect.This book really hurt my feelings, because I love Will's novels. His engagement with his readers should be applauded, and emulated by more writers. However.Cliffhanger endings are an unbelievably cheap ploy. If I'd known the author would resort to this, I don't know that I would have begun this series in the first place. He did it partially in the last book, but this one was over the top. I'm not giving this b...
  • Joe
    Not bad but not great either. Uncrowned felt like half a book.Slight spoilers:Lindon's training could have been way more detailed. We don't get to see him developing his techniques at all really.There's several times when more time spent on scenes instead of time skipping would have been nice, for example, in the tournament when's he's rewarded with his choice of weapon we don't even get to see him in the weapon hall making his choice.Then it end...
  • Jesse Chandler
    As usual, WW gives us a wild roller coaster with another entry in the Cradle series. Readers be warned that for the first time, this one ends with a real cliff hanger, which up until now WW has thankfully avoided. While the cliff hanger made me want to dock a star from the rating, given the scope of the story I suppose it had to happen eventually. It is easily offset by the novel's positive qualities. As always, WW writes great characters, with t...
  • Tom OConnell
    I have enjoyed the series so far, but this book was a big disappointment. The story was rushed and fragmented. Most of the previous plots where thrown out or diminished. The new story line that ended 'Underlord' and began this book were forgotten after the beginning. It was incomplete, short and lacked any cohesiveness to the rest of the books. New characters were added with no development or explanation other than 'so that's what is happening'. ...
  • Nikolai Tsekov
    May be the first time I'm leaving anything but 5 star on Will Wight book. And not because it isn't good, but just because of the abrupt cliffhanger ending. I LOVE his work, I can't wait for him to finish the Elder Empire series, and I'd never get enough Cradle, but man, did I want to throw this book at the wall at the end?Also, on a side note, I'm starting to remove half a star from ANY book that doesn't have a summary of what happened before it ...
  • Gio Peralto-Pritchard
    It's all coming together nowSeven books into this brilliant series and I felt like a spectator watching the Avengers unite. Remember when all we had to worry about was Unsouled, Copper, Bronze, Silver, Jade, and Gold? Now we're faced with Underlords, Archlords, Overlords, Heralds, and Monarchs.The Cradle universe is a big bad space odyssey. This book is where we finally start to see inklings of the the preminitons foreshadowed upon in the first b...