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AuthorWill Wight
SeriesCradle (book 12)
PublishedJune 4, 2023
Media typeebook, paperback, audiobook
Preceded byDreadgod 

Waybound (book 12)

From the Back Cover

The final book in the Cradle series!

Years ago, Lindon left his home as a powerless Unsouled. Now, he goes to war with the most powerful beings in the world over the future of Cradle itself.

The Weeping Dragon has a grudge to settle, and Lindon intends to take out the Dreadgod with his friends by his side. But rival Monarchs know his plans, and they won’t let things end so easily.

If Lindon does win, he will ascend to the heavens. But he may not find a safe haven there either.

In the worlds above, Suriel and Ozriel face off against the Mad King to determine the new shape of the cosmos. The victor will decide the fate of countless universes.

Whether he wins or dies, Lindon will soon leave this life behind.

The time has come to say goodbye to Cradle. (synopsis)


For a more complete summary, see Summary:Waybound

Most of the book takes place on Iteration 110, Cradle (see Cradle Locations), but several chapters are set out in The Way and The Worlds. Will every Dreadgod on Cradle finally die? Will every last Monarch finally ascend, or die? How far will Lindon and his friends advance? Will they manifest new Icons of authority? Who will ascend? Will a main character die? And off world — how fares the battle between the Abidan and the Vroshir?


The gang’s all here! Team Lindon (pictured links below), plus Sage of a Thousand Eyes: Cladia Arelius, Wei Shi Kelsa, Jai Chen, Fisher Gesha, Wei Shi Jaran, Akura Fury, Akura Charity, Abidan Judges Suriel and Makiel, the Mad King, etc. Plus, the Monarchs:

Wei Shi Lindon
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Eithan Arelius
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Little Blue
Akura Mercy
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