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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss Released

The release of The Wise Man's Fear (by Patrick Rothfuss) is probably one of the most significant dates on the Fantasy publishing calendar for the year. It is the highly anticipated sequel to The Name of the Wind, which has become known as one of the best debut Fantasy novels of at least the last decade. The momentum and renown for The Name of the Wind has built quickly and consistently since its release. I only read (and reviewed) it in the middle of 2010 myself, in spite of the 2007 release.

The Wise Man's Fear was of course supposed to be released in 2008, but in the way of all good Fantasy series there have been significant delays. I only allowed myself to read this unfinished series because I figured 'How long can a trilogy take?' We will see...

As a refresher for those not willing to re-read The Name of the Wind Rothfuss has released a summary of sorts on his official website. It is hilariously tongue-in-cheek and in graphic novel form! Whether or not you become a big fan of his books, Pat (I feel like I can call him Pat) never takes himself too seriously and his blog is always enjoyable. More importantly he devotes a good chunk of his time and money to a charity called Worldbuilders. It's hard not to like the man!

Since I haven't had the chance to read The Wise Man's Fear yet, here are a couple of reviews from some professionals:

Blogger John Ottinger at Grasping for the Wind
Author Brandon Sanderson at his official website

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