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Raven_Lunatic
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What do you mean, you don't have The Wise Man's Fear?!?

I just got a very nice letter from Amazon.com, telling me that they cancelled my pre-order for Wise Man's Fear, because, quote, "Though we had expected to be able to send this item to you, we've since found that it is not available from any of our sources at this time.  We realize this is disappointing news to hear, and we apologize for the inconvenience we have caused you."

 

I mean, whiskey tango foxtrot? They can't get a copy of the sequel to The Name of the Wind?!? Amazon, did someone rob your warehouse while you were sleeping? Because I can't fathom how you could somehow run out of one of the biggest fantasy block-busters right before it's due to be released. It's not like I just tried to order WMF last week, either; IIRC I've been on the waiting list since last year.

 

And no, B&N doesn't have any copies to pre-order, either. *smashes computer screen*

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Re: What do you mean, you don't have The Wise Man's Fear?!?

That would probably be because he has not finished the book yet so it is not coming out for a while

 

http://www.patrickrothfuss.com/blog/2009/02/concerning-release-of-book-two.html

 

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Re: What do you mean, you don't have The Wise Man's Fear?!?

I know it's not out yet. But they took me off their waiting list. Which I've been on for, oh, probably a year now.
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Re: What do you mean, you don't have The Wise Man's Fear?!?

The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
"There never can be a man so lost as one who is lost in the vast and intricate corridors of his own lonely mind, where none may reach and none may save..." – Isaac Asimov, Pebble in the Sky
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Re: What do you mean, you don't have The Wise Man's Fear?!?

This really irks me because I thought I had read somewhere that Mr. Rothfuss had the first three books essentially finished when he sold this saga to DAW... But, hey, if it's not ready, it's not ready. Even though I'm dying to read this book, I want it to be as great as The Name of the Wind so I guess I will just have to be patient...

Paul 

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Re: What do you mean, you don't have The Wise Man's Fear?!?

I am not going to lie-- I was close to tears when I heard the news. After I first read the Name of the Wind, I read about how Patrick Rothfuss had already finished the books essentially and they were going to come out once a year. With about 6 months to go before the next book was "supposed to" come out, he announced that it was not done and he did have good reasons. I was said, but it was managable. On the other hand this time, after spending a few weeks wondering why the book was no longer listed on B&N.com, he announced that he was not close to done and it made me so sad. There is something about this book that made me love it. It is the only book I have ever read consequtively back to back (I finished it and then immediately read it again). I wish I could read the 2nd book really bad.
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Re: What do you mean, you don't have The Wise Man's Fear?!?

 Qwert:

I'm right there with you – The Name of the Wind was unarguably one of the best fantasy releases of the last decade but so too was Lamentation by Ken Scholes. If I were you, I'd pick up a copy of Lamentation and read it.

 

The beautiful thing about this is: #1. It will undoubtedly dull the pain of having to wait for The Wise Man's Fear, and #2. you only have a few months until the sequel to Lamentation, Canticle, is released in October!

 

Trust me on this one: if you think the Patrick Rothfuss release was amazing, Ken Scholes' Lamentation is just as good.

Paul 

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Re: What do you mean, you don't have The Wise Man's Fear?!?

I did buy Lamentation because you had suggested it to me earlier and I thought it was really good, but I havent really gotten into it. I still haven't finished it. I hope I will eventually though. I think it is because I sometimes have issues with books that keep switching from character to character. This happened to me in some of the Shannara books and also the Songs of Ice and Fire books.