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Back to fantasy :D. The second book in this series just came out several months ago (it took me forever to finally finish up the book, stupid germs) and so it is fresh on my mind, whereas I read the first book also when it was freshly released and that was a while ago. This all adds up to me mostly focusing on the second book in this trilogy, but highly recommend the trilogy in general if the traits listed here sound good to you because they apply to both ;-). Also, a good friend helped me with this post because I needed assistance in remembering the first book <3.

Summary:  Really these are excellent books so far! They aren’t quite traditional in their plot landscape, but I’m really hoping that it all makes sense in the third book because the world and characters are just wonderful. I very much enjoy reading them, though they are long (my friend read them both in four days though…). I really recommend this trilogy to anyone that likes fantasy that is a bit off the beaten path but still  epic!

PS: Patrick Rothfuss is rumored to have said that he would help Nathan Fillion buy the rights to Firefly from the proceeds from this trilogy to give to Joss Whedon, so go buy a hundred copies now!

Back to fantasy :D. The second book in this series just came out several months ago (it took me forever to finally finish up the book, stupid germs) and so it is fresh on my mind, whereas I read the first book also when it was freshly released and that was a while ago. This all adds up to me mostly focusing on the second book in this trilogy, but highly recommend the trilogy in general if the traits listed here sound good to you because they apply to both ;-). Also, a good friend helped me with this post because I needed assistance in remembering the first book <3.

Summary:  Really these are excellent books so far! They aren’t quite traditional in their plot landscape, but I’m really hoping that it all makes sense in the third book because the world and characters are just wonderful. I very much enjoy reading them, though they are long (my friend read them both in four days though…). I really recommend this trilogy to anyone that likes fantasy that is a bit off the beaten path but still  epic!

PS: Patrick Rothfuss is rumored to have said that he would help Nathan Fillion buy the rights to Firefly from the proceeds from this trilogy to give to Joss Whedon, so go buy a hundred copies now!

WIRED Book Club  just wrapped up their readthrough of The Name of the Wind and to cap off their introduction into The Kingkiller Chronicles, they have interviewed author Patrick Rothfuss about his writing process, magic systems, and why he considers his first draft such a “hot mess.”

Perhaps the most inspiring bit for writers is Rothfuss’ admission that it took 15 years to shape his first novel from an initial draft into the addictive magical romp we love . A lot of personal growth and work went into crafting  The Name of the Wind .

When discussing the first draft of The Name of the Wind , Rothfuss explained to WIRED that “Science has no scale to measure the hotness of that mess.” His ideal going into the book was to create “something a little new and a little different. But at the same time, I wanted it to be familiar and warm and exciting in nostalgic ways.” This was already a challenging balance to strike, and as he finished the first draft he realized that striving for that balance produced a story that seemed disconnected from itself.


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