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(Cradle #10)

4.73  ·  Rating details ·  11,796 ratings  ·  729 reviews
Sacred Valley has been saved…at least, what’s left of it.

With his home finally secure, Lindon delves deep into the ancient labyrinth, seeking long-lost Soulsmithing knowledge and the secret to destroying the Dreadgods. Monarchs plot against him and against each other, unaware of the threats gathering in realms beyond.

Far above Lindon and the Monarchs and the Dreadgods, ano
Kindle Edition, 465 pages
Published November 2nd 2021 by Hidden Gnome Publishing
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A.R the author posted on a recent blog on his site that the series is going to book 12. So no, this is not the last one!
Jeremy Spencer Likely late 2021 or early 2022. He’s pretty consistent about publishing a new installment every 8 months or so.

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Nov 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Will Wight, I’m so tired of saying this statement on so many books in Cradle, but once again, Reaper is the new best book of the series so far.

“An ant had a better chance of resisting a boot.”

I’m an ant, and Will Wight is the human wearing a boot named Cradle to stomp me. By this stage of the series, it’s not possible to resist adding Will Wight and Cradle into my list of favorite authors and series. Ever since Blackflame, the third book of the series, Wight’s increasing fame with th
TS Chan
Nov 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Hands down, my favourite Cradle book to date!

Reaper was one heck of an insane and unputdownable read. The revelations, the implications! Rereading the previous books after this one will be so amazing, because there'll be so much one will appreciate in a different light.

Also, the payoff at the end of this book literally brought me to tears. I couldn’t even say it had me on the edge of my seat, because I actually leapt off my seat, flailing.

Two more books to go, and it could only get even crazier.
Eon ♒Windrunner♒
Nov 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Will Wight keeps on upping his game; Reaper is the best book of this series so far for me and delivers one hell of a payoff!

You would think that the tenth book in a not yet completed series might be prone to losing some steam, and in many cases, you might be right. Regarding Reaper, the book that takes the Cradle series into double digits, you would be wrong. This is of course only my opinion and is greatly influenced by the spotlight being shone on my favourite character throughout, but that is
Arundeepak J
Nov 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: all-time-favs

Replacing Wintersteel as my favourite book in the series, Reaper is bloody brilliant...

It has everything I loved about the Cradle series. Bad ass progression sequence, Fast pacing, Some downtime before the battle, stunning battle sequences and the Reveals (Like.... Ohhhh shitt reveals)

I'm starting my reread soon... I can't get over it y'all..
jacob cash
Jul 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I need my next fix
Deborah Obida
May 29, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Buddy read with Snezana

Reaper is the 10th book in the Cradle series and now my favourite book in the series. I realise I’ve been saying that for the past three books and that’s because the series gets better with each book which I know sounds unrealistic but it’s totally true, just read it and you’ll know I’m right.

The events in this book started just where Bloodline ended. There was no time jump which was great. This book is just like the other books but better because it has more advanced lev
OH YES! This book was so good. It did so many things that I've been waiting for. This book ups the ante and I can't wait to see how this proceeds.

I was waiting for the beginning. Finally, Lindon and company finally got some time to live their lives. I loved every second of it. It was amazing. We got to see a little of the Sacred Valley people, now the sect of the Twin Stars learning about their new world. There are some new romances and I'm all in for one in particular.

My biggest complaint is th
Nov 09, 2021 rated it really liked it
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“Fate, as she understood it, was only a tendency for things to happen a certain way.”

Unsouled ★★★ 3/4
Soulsmith ★★★ 1/2
Blackflame ★★★★
Skysworn ★★★★ 1/4
Ghostwater ★★★★
Underlord ★★★★ 1/4
Uncrowned ★★★★ 1/2
Wintersteel ★★★★ 1/2
Bloodline ★★★★
Reaper ★★★★ 1/4

Progression fantasy at its best! The way this series has been progressing is crazy good! The book currently has a 4.82 stars average rating which makes my 4.25 stars look bad! I beli
Zoe Artemis Spencer Reid
INSANELY BRILLIANT. THE BEST. Of the entire series. Though only so far, because I swear the fantastic quality seems to get surpassed almost in every next installment, which still struck me with dumbfounded amazement and total admiration each freaking time.
Andrew Rockwell
Nov 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
5.0 stars---

This one is in my top 15, Reaper has amazing action as always and is a great addition to the Cradle series. I have no idea what the direction of the last 2 books could be but the ending of Reaper was awesome, there are so many direction Wight can take this story.

If you’re a fan of the first 9 books, you’ll love this one too. The revelations made in Reaper have implications for the earlier books, and am looking forward to a reread of the series right before book 11 comes out now that
Three stars for the book and the adrenaline rush. An additional star just for Eithan. But perhaps, I should be saying [Information redacted]
Booked and Busy
May 21, 2022 rated it really liked it
This is really 3.75/5. I loved the beginning, the end had some very interesting reveals, but boy did the middle DRAG. FULL RTC
David S Meanderings)
Nov 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Reread #1 - 5/10/22

6/5 stars!

"In a world called Fathom, between the Way and the Void, war erupted.”

Reaper was my most anticipated book for 2021 and it was so worth the wait! In books 8 and 9 of Cradle you could feel something building, both in the world of Cradle and in the Heavens with the Abidan. A feeling of dread and foreboding that could not be denied. Reaper brings that all to a head as Will Wight delivers a pulse pounding, action packed thrill ride of a story with incredible plot developm
Nov 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars
Lindon and company have managed to save Sacred Valley and drive off a Dreadgod. Even victory has its cost and the team all were forced to pay it in their own way. The time for rest has arrived, but before too much time has passed trouble raises it's head again. The team is forced to enter the labyrinth to seek knowledge to destroy the Dreadgods, all while dealing with the labyrinth's defenses and enemy forces...forces on their radar and those in the heavens above.

For any long time reader of the
Nov 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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Aug 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Great writer, the cradle series is worth the read. When I read his books its like a movie in my head. the next book can't come soon enough! ...more
Donna Zolnierzak
Jun 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Please let us know when we can expect book 10 “Reaper” ? Can’t wait!
Nov 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Excellent! One of the best in the series!

Update: So I guess I should actually write a review. The story in this one progressed a lot more than the previous novel. As far as story progression this is probably the most of any in this series. I just read all of them and the only one that might be close is Wintersteel. There are some parts that were glossed over like a certain progression in advancement that was just lackluster. This entire series has started to include an absolute ton of characters
Nov 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
Packed with action, and a twisted surprise towards the end. I enjoyed it. The fights were epic, especially those between the Abidan and the Mad King. Also, there are certain revelations regarding the Aurelius family, and Ozriel the Abidan. This should be made into a television series, because it is so cinematic in style and execution. Somehow this series always reminds me of Dragonball and the anime Record of Ragnarok.
Amazing narration by Travis Baldree. he is a prodigy.

As for the story, I enjoyed it. I read this series because it’s brainless and free on kindle unlimited, and I do like Yerin’s smart-ass but straightforward speech patterns. Hilarious. I like all the main characters, and secondaries like Jai Chen and her brother. And Kelsa. etc etc

On the downside, the characters have too much power. Boring. And they rarely act like normal human beings. They rarely eat meals alone or together, being glad for hot
Nov 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook, favorites
11/07/21 Notes:

1st Audio Run - Listened to it a few times because there's a lot going on.
Almost 5 Stars! I would not be surprised if I up it to 5 on the next re-read. =)

Lots of active sequences, great follow up from the last book, hilarious moments that are more funny by the end of the book and looking forward to the next book. =D
Kyle Erickson
Dec 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I just realized I never wrote a review for this, but it's been a long time so like....this book was really, really good, and made me want to reread the entire series. Without a doubt, Will Wight has had a plan from the beginning and this book really plays for keeps. Bring on Dreadgod! ...more
Nov 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
You're already going to read this, since you read the other 9, but you can pretend if you want.

What a satisfying, absolute curveball of an ending. 5 billion stars. And because I need more words for this review, Will Wight is the man.
Nov 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
Started slow, but ended great.

While Bloodline definitely felt like a wrap-up of a long built-up plot line, Reaper felt more like the setup for Cradle's endgame story.

Reaper is much slower paced than the average Cradle book, but its crescendo pays off. It didn't leave me with the most satisfying conclusion, but it did leave me hungry to see what the story has in store for me next.

Current Ranking of Cradle

Upper Tier: Ghost Water, Underlord, Wintersteel
Middle Tier: Blackflame, Uncrowned, Reaper, B
kartik narayanan
Nov 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
'Reaper' has distilled everything good about the Cradle series into a story that is both action heavy as well as having character progression.

'Reaper' is very clearly the beginning of act 3 of the Cradle series, with multiple notable events occurring (especially the one at the end). I liked how Lindon is growing as a person - not being someone who feels compelled to apologise. I also wonder how Jai Long and team will fit into this story, going forward.

Cradle fans will not be disappointed.
L.L. MacRae
May 20, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have never read books with such incredible endings as the Cradle series! Reaper takes everything that has already been insanely epic and takes it to even more epic levels of epicness.

Sorry, this is a bit incoherent.

I was almost in tears at points, and my jaw hit the floor at others. I don't know how Will Wight does it, but he consistently raises stakes, connects far-weaving plot threads, expands and worldbuilds, and does it all so elegantly it seems simple. Characters are amazing. Fights are
Steve Naylor
Nov 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite-books
Rating 5.0 stars

Holy crap! That's pretty much all I can say about this one. It is the culmination of everything that came before. People who liked the series before I feel will really like what happened in this one. This was awesome. Going on my favorites list.
Nov 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Publishing Date: 2021

Genre: Fantasy

Rating: 4.8/5

Review: What can I say other than that I love this series for the direct writing style, well developed characters and really well thought out Magic/SciFi. Sometimes it is the simple things in life that drive our adherence to uncomplicated prose.

The only downer here is the constant referent to Lindon’s hot BFF’s “Red Lock of Hair” that is either wafting merrily in her eyes or she is blowing it out of her eyes. Fug, we get it, she has a red lock of h
Jun 27, 2022 rated it really liked it
I need the next one ASAP!!
Nov 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, 2021, favorites
That was one heck of a dungeon! End-game level for sure. I wonder if people saw the reveal at the end coming beforehand: seems obvious to me now that I've read it but I had no idea. ...more
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