The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
I don’t usually worry about “The News” here at A Dribble of Ink (there are usually many better places to go for that!), but I thought this was too cool to pass up! I just noticed that both the Pats (Rothfuss and Mr. Fantasy Hotlist) just posted the cover to Patrick Rothfuss’s next novel, due out early next year. The Name of the Wind, Rothfuss’ first novel, is one of my favourite novels I’ve read this year and on top of that I have to thank my two part interview with Pat (Part One, Part Two) for really helping me draw visitors here to A Dribble of Ink in its infancy, so he and his novels hold a special place in my heart!

In any case, here to the left is the cover of Patrick’s next novel, The Wise Man’s Fear, the sequel to his successful first novel, The Name of the Wind (you can find my review HERE). I was one of the few that actually seemed to like the cover art for his first novel, but even I will admit that the cover art for the The Wise Man’s Fear trounces all over that of The Name of the Wind! I think the most significant thing to note is that this time around apparently it’s going to be “A Novel”, as opposed to whatever The Name of the Wind was…

Pat runs a highly amusing blog (HERE) where you can be sure to find all the up-to-date information on him, his books and his zany life. Be sure to check it out!

  • SQT August 23, 2007 at 10:19 pm

    I didn’t mind the art on the first one, but I didn’t get the book with the infamous “Fabio” cover.

    The book itself is my favorite for the year so far. Though I need to get my hands on Acacia. It seems to be getting the same kind of attention as Name of the Wind, so it must be good.

  • The Book Swede August 23, 2007 at 11:53 pm

    I haven’t gotten around to reading The Name of the Wind, though I have no doubt it’ll be very good. I’m waiting for the UK release–I’m weird like that. Personally, though, I didn’t really mind either US cover arts–even the Fabio one wasn’t so bad… :O

    A novel. Really?!

    Glad to see you’re back with us, Aidan!

    The Book Swede

  • aidan August 24, 2007 at 10:28 am

    SQT: Acacia is terrific, but I’d probably give a slight nod to The Name of the Wind as being the best debut of the year. They’re totally different books, though, in style, story and character so it’s really hard to compare them!

    Chris: It’s good to be back!