Patrick Rothfuss at the Baldwin Public Library, May 2

Sunday, May 2nd, Fantasy Author Patrick Rothfuss at Baldwin Library

New York Times Best-Selling Author Patrick Rothfuss will be at the Baldwin Public Library, (300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham) on Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 2:00 pm.

His debut fantasy novel, The Name of the Wind has received high praise in the world of fantasy fiction and his fans are eagerly waiting for his next title to be released.  Rothfuss will be there for a reading, signing and Q and A session.   Come out to meet this exciting new fantasy writer.   Books will be available for purchase at the event from Book Beat.

The Name of the Wind marks the debut of a writer we would all do well to watch. Patrick Rothfuss has real talent, and his tale of Kvothe is deep and intricate and wondrous.”

-Terry Brooks, 22-time New York Times bestselling author

“…there were a few lulls throughout, but for the most part I was inextricably hooked to “The Name of the Wind” and was quite disappointed when I came to its end. Thankfully, Kvothe’s tale will continue with the already written second and third volumes of the The Kingkiller Chronicles, as well as a follow-up series, and I for one, will be eagerly awaiting each of those novels. As to how “The Name of the Wind” compares to other notable fantasy debuts, I think that’s really a matter of personal opinion and preference. Myself, I think it’s definitely better than some that I’ve read and not as strong as others, but I personally believe that it will make more sense to look at The Kingkiller Chronicles as a whole since it was originally written as a single story. So, if the rest of the trilogy can improve upon, or even maintain the level of intimacy, passion and realism found in “The Name of the Wind”, then that will be an accomplishment worthy of the hype. For now, Patrick Rothfuss has delivered a very compelling, and I believe, accessible debut that is a promising start to an ambitious new fantasy epic…”  source:  Fantasy Book Critic Blogspot review
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