An illustrated refresh for Rothfuss' THE NAME OF THE WINDAlongside, well… everybody, I’ve been looking forward to finally getting my hands on The Wise Man’s Fear, Patrick Rothfuss’ sequel to his super-debut The Name of the Wind, for years. When I received my copy a couple of weeks ago, I dallied with the idea of re-reading The Name of the Wind for the first time since it was first released. After three years, I was understandably rusty on some of the finer points of the story. But that dalliance lasted only about 15 seconds before I cracked under the pressure and started reading The Wise Man’s Fear. I tried to hunt down a detailed synopsis but could only find the inadequate one on Wikipedia. Alas, I pushed ahead anyway.

Lucky for me, and every other reader too eager to re-read The Name of the Wind, Rothfuss, along with his buddy Nathan Taylor, has published a fully illustrated (and predictably humorous) recap of The Name of the Wind to catch us all up.

  • Amanda February 28, 2011 at 11:32 am

    This is just too awesome :-) I’ve seen it in a couple of places now and know it’ll sweep the Net. What I like most about it is the element of taking the piss out of himself it shows from Rothfuss. He knows everyone has been waiting an age for this book and does a comedy recap to help folks out. Genius!

  • Kat Hooper March 1, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    I loved the recap (though I’m also re-reading the book, too). Do you think it’s a good enough recap? I mean, could someone understand book 1 only by reading these cartoons?

  • aidan March 1, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    No. But it’s not meant to catch up those readers who haven’t already read [b]The Name of the Wind[/b]. Also, Rothfuss is such a damn good storyteller that despite not re-reading tNotW or the re-cap, I’ve had no trouble falling right back into his world, characters and plot without missing a beat.

  • Kat Hooper March 1, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    That’s good to know! But actually I’m really enjoying the re-read. I’m doing it by audio this time and I’ve increased the speed to 1.4 times normal rate for some parts since I’ve read it before, but I’m pleased that the story is as good as I remembered it!