Just minutes ago, the esteemed SFF blogger Aidan Moher of A Dribble of Ink posted up "An Aside: The First Review of THE WISE MAN'S FEAR by Patrick Rothfuss." As a devout minion of Mr. Rothfuss, I greedily read Aidan's aside, and then followed his link to Tor.com's website with the actual review, which I now pass on to you by way of clicking here. In short, the wait is so definitely worth it.
Hold on a second. If The Wise Man's Fear is to be released on March 1, 2011, that gives me a little over two months to re-read The Name of the Wind (it'd be my 3rd or 4th time, but ironically, I've not done a book review over this, my absolute most favorite book ever, nor do I think I could do it justice...) before the new book gets to my house.
See, I've already got the book pre-ordered from Borders.com. If I'm lucky, maybe it'll actually arrive early. (Let's not consider it arriving late.) And, to make it even more awesome, I didn't have to pay a dime for the book. A few weeks ago, I earned $5 in Borders bucks, and then Borders sent me another special offering me $10 in Borders bucks for a limited time. So, with this $15, a 40% off coupon, and a loaded Borders card, I pre-ordered the book and it was all paid for from either Borders or my gift card funds.
My mind's kind of gone loopy. Whenever I start thinking about The Name of the Wind I get all excited and fangirlish. It's embarrassing. Stop it! :)
Crap. I just used an emoticon... Is there a shot at redemption for me?
Just to be clear, Tor.com has a review of Patrick Rothfuss' second book of his Kingkiller Chronicles, The Wise Man's Fear. If you want to read this spoiler-free review, click here.