Saturday, September 8, 2012

Rothfuss Plans Ahead

As pointed out by Aidan over on A Dribble of Ink, Patrick Rothfuss has been listed in the September Locus as having sold a new trilogy to DAW.

Cool.

Quite frankly I never believed he'd complete the tale he began in The Name of The Wind in 3 books - not with all the stuff he wrote about in A Wise Man's Fear and - noticeably  - the things he had to cut. While they only call this  new trilogy I'd be surprised if it was not 'the next part' to the story already in progress.

Sounds good to me. I like Rothfuss' work, and I am very pleased to believe there is more coming.

The Name of the Wind
Kingkiller #1
By Patrick Rothfuss
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'I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep. My name is Kvothe. You may have heard of me.'

So begins the tale of Kvothe - currently known as Kote, the unassuming innkeepter - from his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, through his years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-riddled city, to his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a difficult and dangerous school of magic. In these pages you will come to know Kvothe the notorious magician, the accomplished thief, the masterful musician, the dragon-slayer, the legend-hunter, the lover, the thief and the infamous assassin.
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A Wise Man's Fear
Kingkiller #2
By Patrick Rothfuss
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Picking up the tale of Kvothe Kingkiller once again, we follow him into exile, into political intrigue, courtship, adventure, love and magic and further along the path that has turned Kvothe, the mightiest magician of his age, a legend in his own time, into Kote, the unassuming pub landlord.

Packed with as much magic, adventure and home-grown drama as THE NAME OF THE WIND, this is a sequel in every way the equal to its predecessor and a must-read for all fantasy fans. Readable, engaging and gripping THE WISE MAN'S FEAR is the biggest and the best new fantasy novel out there.


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