Win what could well be this year's hottest debut!

Okay, so I agree that the cover art could be better.

And yet, I'm told that it's actually better than the draft form submitted to Daw Books. While the second version of the cover art (which will also be available) is an improvement but nothing to write home about, why don't we focus on the content!?!

Last month I was the first person to review Patrick Rothfuss' The Name of the Wind (Canada, USA, Europe). I opined that it could be this year's best debut novel. You can read it here. Since then, other reviews have been creeping up, each one even more positive than my own assessment of this book.

Check out Rob Bedford's review on Also, here's Ken Fergason's review which will appear on The Neth Space. William Lexner also got an ARC, and I'm curious to see what he'll think about Rothfuss' debut.

As you can see, the consensus appears to indicate that The Name of the Wind will be one of the fantasy novels to read in 2007. Daw Books are going all out with this one, with a first printing of about 40,000 copies in hardcover. And thanks to their generosity, I have five signed copies of The Name of the Wind up for grabs!;-)

The rules are the same as usual. First off, you need to send an email at reviews@(no-spam) with the header "WIND." Remember to remove the "no spam" thingy.

Second, your email must contain your full mailing address (that's snail mail!), otherwise your message will be deleted.

Lastly, multiple entries will disqualify whoever sends them. And please include your screen name and the message boards that you frequent using it, if you do hang out on a particular MB.

Good luck to all the participants!

A website dedicated to the novel is on its way and will contain sample chapters. I'll put a link to it as soon as it goes live!

1 commentaires:

Neth said...

Pat, actually this review is at the blog - Neth Space. This one wasn't for FBS.