THE WISE MAN'S FEAR news

We all knew that Patrick Rothfuss's sequel to his popular debut, The Name of the Wind, has been postponed. But no one knew just how delayed The Wise Man's Fear was going to be.

I contacted Betsy Wollheim a few days back, and here's what she revealed:

Pat will not be delivering the complete first draft until March, and I've only read a few tantalizing sections. We're hoping to publish in April '09. We're planning at least two rewrites.

I'm aware that most of you were hoping for a late 2008 release, but it appears that it's not to be. . . Having said that, I'm glad to see that Daw Books will not rush this one. They obviously want the sequel to live up to the expectations generated by its predecessor, and they will not be publishing a book which is anything less than Rothfuss' best effort.

71 commentaires:

TK42ONE said...

To quote Luke Skywalker "NNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Well, hopefully they will expect, get, and publish the best.

Robert said...

Ah, I had a feeling this would happen ;) Still, like you said, it's good that they're not trying to rush...

Roland said...

Not to be bitching or anything, but wasn't the trilogy supposed to have already been written?

Pamela Milkweed said...

I agree with Roland! I'm getting George RR Martin flashbacks here.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like Rothfuss has contracted a case of GRRMitis, also known as excessive perfectionism.

Please tell us you have some good news about R. Scott Bakker ?...

Gabriele C. said...

I can understand the diasappointment of the fans (and I'm waiting for Dance With Dragons, too) but as a writer, I find it comforting that slow writing and getting published nevertheless do work together sometimes. :) Too often I keep hearing that if you don't pop out a book every 8-10 months, you won't 'make' it.

Jebus said...

I knew there was a reason I try not to start a new series if its not all published yet. Its hard with this one as a friend just raved about it on the weekend to me yet again but with this news my temptation to pick it up has been abated somewhat...

Ed S. said...

I agree with roland. This announcement doesn't make any sense since in Pat's interview with Rothfuss published right here back on March 26 the author is quoted as saying:

"Well.... I've already written them. So you won't have to wait forever for them to come out. They'll be released on a regular schedule. One per year."

and:

"You know the sophomore slump? When a writer's second novel is weaker because they're suddenly forced to write under deadline? I don't have to worry about that because my next two novels are already good to go."

Is there not a slight credibility problem here?????

Anonymous said...

It almost seems like what was already written turned out to be sub-par... I hope not, and I look forward to the books to come.

Stormy70 said...

I am not known for my patience, but if the quality remains high due to an author taking his time, then I will wait as long as it takes.

Le sigh.

I broke my rule of reading an incomplete series with Martin and Rothfuss, but I had to know what everyone was raving about. It was worth it, but dang it, I am jonesing for the next fix!

Anonymous said...

I hope the publisher's have not convinced him to dumb it down...if anything it needs to get darker, not diluted in order to appeal to Americans who might want comfort reading and/or superheroes.

Leslie said...

Nuts, I was really looking forward to the next one and I thought it was already finished. I guess I'll just throw my own sigh into the ring with everyone else. Siiigh

Foxessa said...

I'm not that surprised.

He spent so many years working on the first one.

Second books in any case, and the second book of a trilogy, are really difficult to do well.

Love, C.

Taliesin said...

Incredibly disappointing. People have simply been lied to by both DAW books and Rothfuss.

But thanks for the info Pat.

Mike said...

I love how some of you act like the author and publisher OWE you books on a schedule. Just because Patrick thought they were 'good to go' doesn't mean his editor/publisher agreed with him, AND Patrick possibly has other obligations outside of writing (like teaching), AND rewriting is a huge pain in the ass, AND...

Go read something else. Especially you, taliesin.

Anonymous said...

I also feel I was lied to.
This series was marketted with the fact that all the books had been written and that you only had to wait a year between the books.

The writer himself said:

Well.... I've already written them. So you won't have to wait forever for them to come out. They'll be released on a regular schedule. One per year."

and:

"You know the sophomore slump? When a writer's second novel is weaker because they're suddenly forced to write under deadline? I don't have to worry about that because my next two novels are already good to go."

I just bought the book, because i also thought the sequel would come out in april, else I would have waited buying the book.

I am really mad and disappointed.
You can say what you want, but it was said that this series was done, but now it appears that it isn't done.
A two year wait for a book that was supposed to be done and ready to go is bad.

I would have had no problems with delays if it wasn't said that the trilogy was already written.

Isabelsedai

Larry said...

Cannot help but to agree with what Mike says here. Things change and even the most well-intentioned of people have to make changes. But I guess some here don't care to consider that and would rather that the authors be their personal writing monkeys for them.

Roland said...

I so DO hate it when someone starts with the "you don't care about the author's problems you selfish little sh*ts". I'm SO terribly sorry I'm disappointed, really I am. I feel very choked up and there could be tears.

Still though, I find it strange that Steven Erikson can WRITE and PUBLISH a book every year and a half or so, but Patrick Rothfuss can't publish an ALREADY written book in TWO. Sorry if it sounds selfish, but you just don't advertise a trilogy as "all good to go" if you need two-year gaps for each book.

And, as someone above me said, I wouldn't have had the slightest of problems if he hadn't said that bit - about the trilogy having been written - himself. I can wait a couple of years or more for a good book. I just don't like it when facts don't sum up...

Anonymous said...

Larry: I don't mind if authors take there time to write a book, but I do mind if they lie about it.
The publisher and the other used the: the books are all ready to go tactic to market these books.
It appears to have been false. Or the quality would have been that bad, but in that case the publisher should have read all the three books and never said that all books have been written.

As far as i can see things cannot have changed so much for a 1 year delay. The book was supposed to written.....

I would have no problem to wait, if they hadn't used the 'books are ready to go tactic'.

Isabel

Larry said...

I just didn't see it as a "lie." Then again, I read more than just Rothfuss's interview with Pat back in March. Seems like quite a bit came up in regards to the teaching aspect, which if memory serves still pays Rothfuss more than what he's earned to date in royalties and probably is his #1 concern right now.

Roland, nice sentiments that prove to be a big QED for my point ;) Erikson is Erikson, other writers write at their own pace. And Erikson has had delays of his own over the years, if memory serves - Midnight Tides being released 18 months after HoC, the upcoming Toll the Hounds being pushed back 6 months due to his father dying, etc. And based on what I've read (all 7 books published to date), it certainly wouldn't have hurt if a more careful and lengthy edit/revision process had taken place.

Isabel, publishers have only so many "slots" for publication and DAW is a smaller part of the Putnum Publishing group. If it takes even an extra few weeks for revisions, it can mean a 6-12 month delay in publication, unless the publisher chooses to "reshuffle" the entire lineup. Even the largest fantasy/SF publishers publish only a handful of books each month, so if the "window" is missed for things such as other work responsibilities, problems with the manuscript, etc., it can mean up to a year or two delay. Read the following entries that Sarah Monette wrote about the problems she had with the drafting of her upcoming novel Corambis. Mind you, the first draft was complete on August 1, 2007. It will not be published until 2009.

There's a lot more that goes on behind the background than what we get to see. Doubtless back in March, Rothfuss believed he could get Wise Man's Fear revised and edited in time for a Spring 2008 release. Wrestling with the drafts and the problems that pop up in making an adequate rough draft into a polished final draft are very difficult to predict.

I just think some are way too demanding and expect the magic wand treatment. I've been on the other end, having to scramble to get all sorts of things ready for those who demanded things be done yesterday, so it is natural for me to believe that some have been a bit unreasonable in their comments.

Taliesin said...

Sorry Larry, I think you having been on "the other end" makes you overly biased. Clearly statements were made, repeatedly, that emphasized that one of the main qualities of this series would be the short wait between volumes. People love that, and it is rare. DAW and Rothfuss have advertised it as such and then it is only normal for people to feel lied to. Because they were. And Rothfuss could have known it even then, because if he has to so much re-work that it is going to take such a massively long time that it cannot be released until April 2009 ( !) then he could have seen that back then already.

Mike,

I read loads of other books. That does not disqualify me from judging if something is a crock or not. Read the post again. People don't act is if something is owed them. They were prmised something, and are not given it. This is not the same as a writer taking a long time ( a la George Martin) between volumes.

Larry said...

Tailesin,

While perhaps I might be biased in the sense that I'm going to give the author the benefit of the doubt more readily due to past frustrations of dealing with demanding people, I think what I said bears some consideration, especially since I used yet another author's experience with an already-submitted draft as evidence of how the publication date can be shoved back so far due to even a slight delay. And considering the length of time it's taken many of my favorite authors to get their next books published (in some cases, a 5+ year wait), even a year's delay due to a few editorial matters that probably were not expected in March 2007 (before the first book had its release date, I might add) is not a big deal.

Sure it'd be nice if things could be done as hoped for, but that's rarely the case, especially in fields such as publishing where there are so many variables.

Gabriele C. said...

Thank you for clarifying the slots thing that's not well known outside the business. And for pointing out that most writers need a day job because writing fiction doesn't pay the bills. Except your name is Stephen King or Rowling. :)

Anonymous said...

Larry the publisher and the writer knew both things (that the writer still had a job and how slots work) when they started creating a hype about a new fantasy series being finished. They should have never done that.
They created false expectations and should really appologize for that.

People bought the book because of two things. One the series was supposed to be done so the wait between the books would be short.
So there are lot's of people who bought the book because they thought they wouldn't wait so long.
Second the book is supposed to be good.
That good part means that if you hear a book is supposed to be good, that you know waiting won't be fun, so a short wait is much appreciated. And again they used the hype to sell more books.

I also feel that the image about the series being done also helped them to sell more books. It was something news. People recommend books to each other. I for example also heard that it was a really good book and that all three books had been written. And would appear 1 each year.

My whole idea is: when a book has been fully written, things don't come up.

Isabelsedai

Larry said...

Isabel,

I took the effort to read Rothfuss's various interviews (including my own with him, where I see we didn't talk about release dates, incidentally) and his blog comments over the past half year or so before commenting. I think a large part of the problem here is that people here are only reading one interview of his done here at Pat's site back 8 months ago.

Every comment that Rothfuss made at his blog was about revising the book. He already had it "written" - just in a very rough form. Did you bother to read the related link I posted where another author talks about her experiences with the CEM/editing process? In most cases, you're looking at a series of revisions before any book ever sees the light of day.

"Lying" would involve something deliberate, no? Yet Rothfuss has commented multiple times (in the comments and in the main posts themselves) at his site that he had deadlines to meet and that things were taking longer than he thought they would. That happens, that's natural. I would have to say, based on the body of his comments in the times since this one particular March 26, 2007 interview posting, that Rothfuss has come to realize that his initial goals were a bit too optimistic.

But yet the books exist in a very rough first draft. That bit has never altered or changed. Only difference is that the revision process has taken longer. Sounds very much like what's taking place with R. Scott Bakker's second Eärwa series. He had a rough draft of the entire series done...twenty years ago. And has had to keep revising and rewriting and expanding/altering/deleting/etc. ever since, with shifted publication dates as the result.

Sometimes I get the feeling that the internet fandom are like those who get so pissed at the near-routine flight delays that they feel as though they have the God-given "right" to rant and scream and to holler and fuss (to use some regionalisms here :P) at the author and whoever else because they had to wait longer than they (or even the those providing the service) expected or desired.

So feel free to be "upset" and whatnot. It's just that I'm not going to join in on it. Delays happen on the route to publishing/writing things. And when hundreds of thousands of words are involved and authors find they have to fact-check every single reference because they've learned that the rabid fanbase out there bitches and moans about "continuity" errors and so forth...that slows down the revision process accordingly.

And finally, people don't buy books until other books are published? What sort of weird shit is that? Maybe it's just me coming from a time/place where I didn't know when the next book by an author would be out and I bought what seemed enjoyable to me and moved on to the next author/book and so on and so on until there was a new release from the first author and I'd return to that and see if it might be enjoyable, etc.

I guess times have changed and that the "snap to it" attitude that's pervaded so many other facets of consumer culture has seeped down into the book-buying world. I guess the moral of this is that any future author ought never to mention anything about books, etc. in case his/her words will be used against him/her in the court of internet public opinion if the near-inevitable delays crop up?

Anonymous said...

The problem with epic fantasy nowadays is that it usually takes several volumes to tell one story. People are understandably upset when they read the beginning of a good story and then have to wait for years until they can read the end...
The only logical thing to do to avoid that frustration is to refrain from buying the first volume until the last one is published, or at least near in sight.

Anonymous said...

Larry: ofcourse I haven't read all the interviews. Most people haven't. I haven't even read the book yet.
Why would i read all interviews with a lot of writers i haven't read yet?

Perhaps the writer didn't intentionally lie, but the image //buss that was created about this series was also based on that it was supposed to be written.

I understand with a normal writing procedure that delays can happen.
I don't mind, but I still feel that
there was a hype created about something that wasn't true.
I feel I was being lied too.

If Rothfuss had never said that all the books had been written and there would be no delays, than I would have no problem with it.
He said those books were ready to go, and they weren't.
I would have no problem with this if he hadn't told us that.

I am waiting on a lot of books to come out and try not to bitch about how long it takes, because writers need to take their time.

But you suggest we cannot even express our opinion and say we are disappointed that a writer told something and later it appears to have not been true.

Isabel
=================

I also want to comment on this:
"And finally, people don't buy books until other books are published?".
I wouldnt'have bought the book in hardcover if I had known in advance that the book wouldn't be out in april. I would have waited or bought the paperback.
A harcover is expensive and i can buy about 4 paperbacks for it. So i am selective about what I buy in hardcover.

Larry said...

Ah, I can certainly understand the money factor when it comes to purchases, as some years I don't buy more than a couple dozen books, while other years such as this one, it runs past 200 purchases of all sorts, from used to limited-edition, due to income fluctuations.

So your main problem really is with the "buzz" that others, like Pat, created for a work? I can understand that to an extent. But I've come to realize that much of what others like to talk up ends up not appealing to me (as it certainly goes the other direction, as I've had little success in getting Pat, for example, to buy/read many of my favorite new authors), so I tend to do "research" into matters, including visiting the authors' official sites, reading as many interviews/blog posts as possible, etc.

I wonder if another part of this might be the terminology that Rothfuss employed. "Good to go" can mean more than just immediate shipping ASAP. Considering how playful he is in interviews (as I learned from personal experience in conducting one), I took his comments to mean that he had a finished story in the sense that he had written "Fin" to the last page of the first draft, not that he had finalized drafts ready to go at 12 month increments (if he had, it's more likely that the publisher would have scheduled a 6-10 month release cycle, similar to what Erikson's US books have received since 2004 here). But my take is probably due to years of experience with interviewing authors and hearing all about the drudgery of the editing/publication process, so it's understandable how his words would have been construed much differently.

And no, I'm not saying that one can't/ought not to have an opinion, but rather that one ought to look at matters from more than just personal disappointment/frustration/anger. Although doubtless I'm not getting 100% what you and others here are arguing, I'm trying to approach it from more than just a single viewpoint here and I think a similar approach would help with the dealing of matters such as this one.

Besides, look on the bright side: there are authors left to discover whose work is more in danger of going out of print than of failing to meet any of the myriad publication deadlines ;)

Taliesin said...

Wow Larry, two things:

1) You really like the sound of your own voice.

2) Are you employed by DAW? or would like to be?

3) I disagree with your apologies for Rothfuss. He gave word various times that the book would be released per year. And yes he did sometimes mention that he was rewriting, but he did not indicate that this would mean a massive delay in the release of book two. So yes, he lied.

Daniel said...

Wow, should I ever not be weighing in on this. I mean first off, I haven't read Pat's book yet. Plus which, I am at least nominally his competition. There's just nothing good that can come out of being a part of this conversation. And yet . . .

I hung out with Mr. Rothfuss at WFC, and we have friends in common, and while I have a lot of respect for Taliesin and Isabel's position, I also have a lot of sympathy for Pat's situation here.

It is clearly a tactical error to say one thing and do another. Getting folks to think they were signing up for a book every year steady as clockwork and then pushing for a year plus with phrases like "two rewrites" coming up is a party foul.

Though we don't always see eye to eye, I respect Larry. I think his defense of Pat is a little off. That doesn't mean there's no defense.

Here's my take:

Pattrick Rothfuss -- a good guy and a talented writer -- got optimistic and made a mistake.

Writers are the worst folks to ask about their own work. We always think it's the best thing ever written and ready to go to the printer *right* *now* and also that it's the worst thing ever put to a page, pretty much on alternating days. This is Pat's first book. He's learning the ropes and his own process. He thought he was ahead of where he really was, and he oversold himself.

Seriously. It could have happened to anyone. I don't think he'll do it again.

I'm distressed for Pat because he's at the start of a great career, and stumbles like this hurt. I'm distressed for the readers because I am one too, and I hate being disappointed in either scheduling or quality (cough)Harry Potter.

And I'm worried for myself and other folks doing multi-volume fantasy. There's a finite number of times authors get to make promises that don't get kept before my genre gets a reputation for great beginnings that trail off into disappointment. Yes, I'm afraid that if people wait until the fourth book of my series comes out to buy any of them, my first book may be out of print for lack of sales. At that point the fact that I've turned in all the books does me no good.

This may be a structural flaw in multivolume fantasy. I sure as hell don't know how to fix it.

As for Pat in particular, I'm pretty comfortable betting that no one here regrets the delay half as much as he does.

Taliesin said...

Very good post Daniel, I can sympathize with that ( but indeed not Larry's stance at all). You show insight here and mellow my own frustration.

Larry said...

Daniel,

Some excellent points there. I do understand how some can get tired of umm..."empty promises" (for lack of a better word), but I think it'd also be nice if others would be a bit more patient as well. Since you brought up your books, I am curious about them and do plan on reading/reviewing them in the near future. Hopefully I can get a review copy of A Betrayal in Winter so I can review both before the end of the year. Not that this had anything to do with the points, but seeing you here just reminded me that I needed to do so :P

Tailesin,

It's one thing to disagree with points. I've been quite civil here. For the record, I've been a teacher for most of the past 9 years, taking a break from it at the moment. I had to deal with more excuses as to why a paper/homework assignment was late and more complaints about why I didn't have 100+ tests/papers graded in less than 24 hours than most people have had to deal with on their jobs. It's only natural that I'd have quite a bit of sympathy for people like Rothfuss who were just overly optimistic about what they could/couldn't do in terms of getting that second or third volume ready. But maybe my experiences/takes on the matter are far from the norm. Judging by the answers here, it seems to be the case to a degree. Just don't read anything "personal" into what I've said, since I'm thinking about more than just a single situation here, okay? :D

Anonymous said...

I agree with most here that it is a very unfortunate turn of events.
I am very disappointed. The big problem here though, it signifies why S.F. and especially Fantasy, struggles to be mainstream. So many people I've tried to talk into trying it complain about the fact of the wait between books in these series.
I talked a friend into reading "The Name Of The Wind" by telling him that the books are already written and will come out year by year. Needless to say my name is Mud, and we've lost a convert. A lot of mainstream readers feel this way about this genre.

Sad......

Adam Whitehead said...

I think in SF&F long waits are par for the course, and not just in print. I waited 16 years between two seasons of Doctor Who, which I think has given me perspective on some of these matters. An extra year here or there doesn't feel like too much of a wait.

I think Rothfuss got ahead of himself and oversold his work and these delays are the result. It's unfortunate, but there you go. Of course, whilst I found Name of the Wind enjoyable, it wasn't quite the Second Coming that some other reviewers and fans have taken it as, and there are a good dozen books in 2008 alone that I am more keenly anticipating. If the extra delay means we don't get some of the inconsistencies of character and in some cases the total collapse of plot logic that blighted NotW, it will be worthwhile.

Daniel,

I believe both GRRM and Tad Williams have commented on that particular problem of multivolume fantasy, namely that in the ideal world you'd complete the whole thing, revise it, and then send it off to be publshed at 6-month intervals. However, this is not always tenable as the author and his family may have starved by that point. A recent exception was Ian Irvine, who spent 20-odd years writing his four-volume View from the Mirror series and had it published at 6-month intervals, but he had a lucrative career as a marine biologist (IIRC) to keep him going in the meantime. Of course, if he could have written full-time, it probably wouldn't have taken 20 years. Swings and roundabouts, I think.

Shell said...

I am a great fan of Pat's book and just found out from these posts that the book will be delayed (also Bakker's AE series, oh no!). Pat has not officialy told those of us at his website.

However, to put things into perspective (hopefully), I am 39-ish, and been a fan of fantasy since age 15-ish - wa-a-a-y before computers. You usually had no idea sometimes if a book was multi-volume (other than an open-ended ending), and you really had no idea when the next book would come out since you had no computers/websites to check on publishing dates, or blogs to pass the word around instantly.

The internet age is a curse and blessing...

Anonymous said...

Ill read whenever it comes out, if I have to wait I'll wait. I just hope its as good as the first one.

Anonymous said...

Excelent, now i have to keep myself alive for some more years. I can imagine myself suffering a deathly accident and having last thoughts for rothfuss book, "How will it have ended...?"

I would come back to haunt the publishers, and pat to if is worth it.

kaiserkaman said...

Amazon has his 2nd book available for pre-order even though it's estimated shipping date is April 2009.

OUTRAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lord Lor said...

Great first book, we all worrying about an 2nd book, well get over it the whole thing takes- time. Know from experiance in my younger days myself. Keep up the writing & when the book out it out, triloy series these days are not all released within months of each other. We can wait 2 years on R.E.Feist & R. Jorden before his death, well if book takes another year I just say "MAKE it a good yer of writing'

Anonymous said...

I am supremely disappointed in the delay. I had placed a pre-order at Amazon last August 21, 2007 when they were still showing an earlier 2008 date. I truly hate to be this way but my first reaction is to think of the old cliche of "follow the money". The first installment is one of the best books I've read in 20 years and as it is well known the entire story had already been written I find myself wondering about money and how it may be interfering here either by the publisher or author. Any ideas or comments by others more in the know? Again I am really really disappointed as I was so very much looking forward to the continuation of this wonderful story.
BILL G

No kidneys Ivan said...

Gaaaaaahhhhhh!! I just found 'the name of the wind' read it within 5 days it was so good and now postponed till next year... luck never favours me with books, like Robert Jordan dying before writing the epic finish to his Wheel of Time saga (still awaiting write and release) Maybe a lesson in patience heh...

Anonymous said...

Listen. You can all bitch and moan all you want in your comments, but the fact of the matter remains: You will all buy the next book when it is released, regardless of when that may be and regardless of whether or not you were "promised" something more quickly than it came to you. Your incessant complaining will not cause the book to be released any faster. So why not just sit back and enjoy other books until The Wise Man's Fear is released, and rest assured that Rothfuss is taking the time required to craft a masterpiece like the first installment, despite the aforementioned time required being more than you were originally led to believe.

Anonymous said...

well this sucks

OBAMAWILLGETSHOT said...

damn! we'll have to wait almost a year for the release these guys delay even more than LOST and that's saying something, well i hope pat gives us his very best.

Anonymous said...

Maybe it is taking so long becaus he is revising both upcoming books at the same time so as to make up for the lost time.

Anonymous said...

Hey! I just found this book last week at a thrift store for $2.59 I grabbed it and tossed it into my pile of "to read" books, I randomely grabbed it and started reading 2 days ago, and just about 10 minutes ago finished it. Definately a good book! It's been a long time since a book hooked into me like this! I don't mind waiting because waiting merely sweetens the grapes on the vine....

The grapes are sweet enough that some people would gulp them all down at once but this way you have to wait for each harvest to ripen and the glow of joy will last many years rather than many days...

William said...

Thats pretty lame. bet the publishers are just holding off on releasing in order to build up the fervor of the fan anxiety.... no doubt it will still be a smokin' book.

mystery man said...

No worries, Rothfuss kicks a$$. Keep up the good work!
bondo

Anonymous said...

I waited for GRRMs' book for a while and it was disappointing as hell , I am not waiting for him anymore, he can crank out three books a year and I still wont read any of his crap. I hope the same thing doesn't happen with Mr Rothfuss.

Jenn said...

I just thought I would let you guys who keep COMPLAINING that Patrick said that all were done and they wouldnt take that long to publish, you have to realize that he's a perfectionist and the first book even went through like 8 rewrites, and there are quite a few IMPORTANT things that would not be in the book if Rothfuss did not put them in during later revisions.. so quit whining.. you'll get them.

Anonymous said...

I am very disappointed that the book is not yet released, seeing as I check into this site every month or two.

Despite our disappointment, we should all exercise patience. A good book, once released, is priceless. Take into account, this book is as much the creators art as an object of our enjoyability, and I look forward to it's release on his time.

:)

Moo said...

Noooooo, I thought it had been already published! =_= I guess not... This was an awesome book!

Arya said...

I think that you are all overreacting. Seriously, I'm only eight and I have more patience than you! That you can't even wait two years for a good book is really quite pathetic, and the writer is overoptimistic- no big deal... The author didn't intentionally lie, he just misjudged his capabilities is all!

Anonymous said...

Well I'm sad. I picked up the first book not realizing it was a new release! I would have waited to read it if I knew I would have to keep ants in my pants for another year before I could read the sequel!!!

Anonymous said...

What has me concerned is not when we'll get book 2 or even book 3. Barring disaster those books will eventually be published. What has me worried is whether Pat is actually going to publish anything AFTER finishing the trilogy.

Loth said...

Well fine then. I'll wait...because I have a choice, right? Yes, I know, you have all been waiting a great deal longer then I have...and I am THRILLED I didn't find this book until a month ago...that said: I need more.

So...in the meantime...I would very much appreciate suggestions of other books that are "not diluted in order to appeal to Americans who might want comfort reading and/or superheroes." Got any for me?

Anonymous said...

Just so that you all know, I am not really a big fan of anyone, but I am of P.R. So I hope that these little glitches get cleared up and get this book published so that we as a fan base can get out fill.

Anonymous said...

Well, I would greatly appreciate the specific date 'cause I only have till April 19 before I leave the States. I really loved the story and am looking forward to getting my hands on the books asap. So... could someone mention the sequel will come out?

Anonymous said...

I just looked at his blog at
http://www.patrickrothfuss.com/blog/2009/02/concerning-release-of-book-two.html
and he said he doesn't have a release date yet because he is still working on it.

Anonymous said...

I must say it IS sad that the book recived a delay but can't we just enjoy and savor the arrival of another fantastic part to the story ? Instead of acting like this is some slow downloading porn video for cheap fun?

Anonymous said...

Wow what a bunch of Whiners. Pat's mom died you retards, his dad was diagnosed with cancer and lost a lung. You all have the humanity of a grubworm. So what it is a book find another sit yourselves down and wait. Man I hate people that refuse to look into the reason for a problem, and simply bitch about the problem. Good book Pat

Victoria said...

haha. i just read the book. and the sequels set to come out in like what? two days? awesome. im soooo glad im not one of yall sitting around bitching. just a tip: if you have to wait, you might as well read another damn book. Winterbirth by brian ruckley is really good.

Victoria said...

lol oh its not coming out. damn. alright everyone sorry for the bitchy comment ^^^. the guy at borders told me it was set for april 14. fml fml fml. sorry for being a bitch

Adam said...

Please, oh please publish this book! I'm not going to read anything until you do! Not even my own comment!

payton said...

well crap i hating waiting i am so impatient especially when its a book this awesome!!!!! ;) but the waiting makes it all the better!!!! so when u first open the page you will be screaming with excitement!!!

dhcowper said...

I would rather have a good book that took MASSIVELY longer to write/edit than a POS that will cause me to not even bother with the third book.

The above reason is exactly why I will pick up with Martin's series when/if it ever gets moving again and also why I never need to read another rambling diatribe from Erikson (though I am through Toll the Hounds and will probably finish the series just to spite myself for ever starting the damn thing).

Anonymous said...

ummm its kinda july 09 right now, so you guys kinda passed your second postponed date

Anonymous said...

Amazon.ca's web site has a publicaion date for The Wise Man's Fear of April 15th 2010 published by Gollancz. Not sure how true this is. Amazon.com didn't have any information from what I could see.

http://www.amazon.ca/Wise-Mans-Fear-Patrick-Rothfuss/dp/0575081422/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1247356754&sr=1-3

Hope this helps!

ishotthesheriff said...

FUCK!

john cravenor said...

the first book was amazing :) but ive read the book twice to remember everything and still no second one :(

Marc said...

Pat, any news on this book? Its been completely removed from Amazon now.