Patrick Rothfuss, acclaimed author of The Name of the Wind, has taken some flak in the recent weeks after it was announced that his second novel, The Wise Man’s Fear, would miss its April 2008 release date. This was especially aggravating when Rothfuss and his publisher, DAW, indicated that the second and third books were finished even before they signed Rothfuss.
Well, Rothfuss has come out with a post on his official blog about the matter and, to be frank, if the delay doesn’t seem fair after reading the reasoning behind it, you’ve no heart at all.
You can find the whole explanation HERE.
My best wishes go out to Pat and his family and I, for one, will be as patient as needed to give Pat the time he needs to make the novel as perfect as possible.
UPDATE – April 13th, 2009: For a more recent look at the delays behind The Wise Man’s Fear click HERE.