We have the distinct pleasure of interviewing Patrick Rothfuss, author of The Name of the Wind and the forthcoming A Wise Man's Fear, which hits bookshelves March 1. We find out that the four corners of civilization had some tabletop roots, we determine Jim Butcher is a cylon who consorts with dark powers and reveal that Patrick has written a first pass at the ending of the Kingkiller Chronicle. But don't get selfish. He and George R. R. Martin are on the same team after all. He promises it shouldn't take horribly long to finish, but even if it does, we're certain it's worth the wait.
From Wikipedia - Patrick James Rothfuss (born June 6, 1973) is an American fantasy writer and college lecturer. He is the author of the projected three-volume series The Kingkiller Chronicle, which was rejected by several publishing companies before the first book of the series, The Name of the Wind, was published in 2007 by DAW/Penguin, which went on to receive critical acclaim and become a New York Times best seller.
The Kingkiller Chronicle
The Name of the Wind (April 2007)
The Wise Man's Fear (March 2011)
The Doors of Stone (working title)
Books Patrick mentioned he has been reading or is looking forward to:
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, Book 1 (The Inheritance Trilogy) By N.K. Jemisin
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Ghost Story (Dresden Files, No. 13) by Jim Butcher
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