December 3rd, 2008, 07:44 PM
Excerpt from Patrick Rothfuss' The Wise Man's Fear
Since this sample will be in the Daw Sampler, Betsy Wollheim granted me permission to post it on the Hotlist.
You can read the full excerpt here.
December 4th, 2008, 03:55 AM
You state in your blog post: "it's obvious that the book is nowhere near close to being published"
How is it obvious?
December 4th, 2008, 05:04 AM
Lord of the Wild Hunt
I'd like to echo that question Pat. A few weeks ago you mentioned it would go to the Fall 2009 schedule and that Rothfuss is due to hand in the complete first draft at the end of the year.
Nice excerpt btw. I love his writing style and scene setting ability and that does continue here, I'm obviously really looking forward to the book.
December 4th, 2008, 07:29 AM
I mentioned that because we all know that some dumbass or three will assume that the posting of an excerpt means that the book is done. Which would be false.
But we're getting there...
December 4th, 2008, 10:36 AM
Bit harsh, not everyone is trading emails with Betsy Wolheim!
Originally Posted by pat5150
Not to mention the fact that the only place the delay has been mentioned is on your blog... Rothfuss has made no comment, nothing on the DAW site and all the vendors such as Amazon etc are still stating it's coming out in April.
I'm in the camp of having plenty of other good reads whilst eagerly anticipating Wise Man's fear, I think my main point is that, if it's so evident the book is nowhere near being published, perhaps the fans could be told?
December 7th, 2008, 03:12 AM
The excerpt makes it a bit obvious. There is still editing to be done even in the chosen extract, I believe: it's slow in the beginning (nothing a few snips here and there can't fix) and Puppet made me flinch.
However, there was a beautiful section describing the door that also revealed a lot about Kvothe's character. In all, it's definitely shaping up.
I look forward to the novel and prefer that they DO take their time if that is needed. I'd like to see this series fulfill its promise (and expand the stakes accordingly).
The artwork (first cover) is superb, by the way.
December 9th, 2008, 11:47 AM
Gentleman and Scholar
A very enjoyable read. I was a big fan of the first book so this was a nice reminder of why.
Looking forward to it, whenever it is released!
March 30th, 2009, 08:05 AM
Gentleman and Scholar
So when is this due? Both Amazon.com and .co.uk list it as being April 2009.
Can't find anything on Rothfuss' site to back this up?
March 30th, 2009, 08:45 AM
It's not done yet. Pat provided a pretty detailed post about the delays a month or so ago:
Originally Posted by Wulfa_Jones
March 30th, 2009, 08:59 AM
Think you were looking at the US version, which has not been updated.
Amazon UK has the Gollancz versions as April 2010 now, but I don't believe this is confirmed anywhere, and Rothfuss is still working on the manuscript, so I'd guess anytime between Nov 09 and April 2010 - pure speculation though, obviously.
March 30th, 2009, 10:28 PM
last i heard the book is coming out in october '09 that's what the book store is saying, they call me today to say that its no coming in april but in october, and that its no for sure.
And i read the excerpt, and as much as i like it, i dont think is real.
March 31st, 2009, 12:54 AM
People who kill stoned dragon's are no friends of Afrobro
March 31st, 2009, 04:14 AM
Eh? Seems obviously like Rothfuss's writing to me, and Pat of hotlist fame would be sure to know if it didn't come from a source within the publisher...
Originally Posted by vicobueno
April 1st, 2009, 11:14 AM
I think that's an issue I have with the first book. There were few real "stakes" and the supposed climax was incredibly underwhelming (spare the deconstructive excuses, please). Also, Kvothe was a Gary Stu, for the most part. To me, the Farseer books by Hobb were everything that NoTW wanted to be.
Originally Posted by Afrobro
Still, Rothfuss at times has a wonderful narrative voice and I think the series has potential. I'm hoping Rothfuss develops as he moves forward.
April 2nd, 2009, 03:05 PM
Waterstones website has this as being released on the 16th of April
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