If you read fantasy, you’ll almost certainly have heard of The Name of the Wind. If you don’t then it’s either
a) The back-story of a high-level AD&D bard and the inspiration for my current AD&D character.
b) The fantasy equivalent of ‘The Secret History’ by Donna Tartt
Hmmm. b) is probably rather more convincing. Anyway, it’s a very fine book, extremely engaging (more so than any other fantasy I’ve read for a long time, including my own). The author, the very likeable Patrick Rothfuss, is in town for what will probably be the first and last time for some while, doing a signing in Forbidden Planet and a reading, for some lucky winners, at a mystery location afterwards.
In far less interesting news, my own lowly efforts are proceeding to plan. Have been a bit distracted by Facebook and Twitterness of late <insert assorted vague promises to blog more substantially at some point in the future>
If you’re really interested, you can check out an early taster for The Thief-Taker’s Apprentice
(Post-Script: Have now removed the plethora of errors from the taster. Clearly need to read own work a little more carefully before sending samples off to editor (who has very kindly not taken the piss for this rather shameful effort. Either that or TGM intervened en-route and quietly got rid of them all. Still… Glarg!))