The Baru Cormorant word cloud

I’ve got a big batch of fiction coming out with Destiny: The Taken King, Bungie’s next release. I had the good fortune to work on a lot of the Grimoire, Destiny’s fiction companion! I hope everyone enjoys it.

I have a column out on today, ‘How Baru Cormorant would Overthrow Emperor Palpatine, Kill Voldemort, and Stop Sauron.’ (They didn’t go with the original title, ‘Your Heroes Are Morons.’) Baru is full of good and not-so-good advice for your favorite heroes.

And reviews for my debut novel are filing in! I’m very excited to share them, but let’s wait until we’re closer to the book. In another milestone, The Traitor Baru Cormorant has popped up on Google Books, which means we can look at the book’s word cloud!

Here are the machine’s favorite words from the novel.

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(You can click to expand.)

Of course I’m curious what you make of it! One trick I’ve picked up is playtesting my proper names — giving them all in a mess to a group of testers, then asking them to sort between personal and place names, or divide them by culture of origin.

I have interviews to write now, so many interviews. I hope I’ll say a few things of interest! Remember, you can preorder The Traitor Baru Cormorant right now.

3 thoughts on “The Baru Cormorant word cloud

  1. celestialnighthawk

    Did you write the “Ghost Fragment Darkness 3” grimoire card?

    If so, bloody fantastic stuff!! Where can I read more like it?


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