Thursday, August 23, 2007
A sneak peek of Book Two...


Well.... just the cover really....



Apparently, it's a novel....


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50 Comments:

Anonymous Robert said...

Book Two, but not of any sort of trilogy? =p

August 23, 2007 12:40 PM  
Anonymous Ben Rosenberg said...

w00h00! Nice cover.

Any news on release date? :D

August 23, 2007 12:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The cover evokes an excellently mysterious mood, however it needs more clowns and glitter.

August 23, 2007 12:49 PM  
Blogger TK42ONE said...

I think I'd be fearing the wise man in this alley. Can't wait to see more!

August 23, 2007 12:58 PM  
Blogger Shawn C. Speakman said...

... apparently readers are retards. A Novel?? Hilarious! I wonder who at DAW requested THAT be put on there. haha

Great cover. I like it. But I also liked WIND's two covers, and I understand I am in the minority with that. :)

April can't come fast enough!

August 23, 2007 1:10 PM  
Blogger Mary J. said...

I thought it was a duck...
QUACK, QUACK! ;-)

August 23, 2007 1:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"A Novel"

http://i10.tinypic.com/4vnrxuq.gif

August 23, 2007 1:29 PM  
Blogger Major Sheep said...

I, for one, am so glad they remembered to label it as a novel. From the cover, I at first assumed that it was a cookbook.

However, now knowing that this isn't the case, I can say that the cover is terrific. Who was the artist?

August 23, 2007 2:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OOOOOHHHHHHH!!! Frickin' awesome! I can't wait to see what's INSIDE now!

August 23, 2007 2:31 PM  
Blogger Pat said...

"It's a cookbook!"

August 23, 2007 3:47 PM  
Blogger Pat said...

Sorry, was that reference too obscure?

August 23, 2007 3:47 PM  
Anonymous Josie said...

Ooooooh! I love it. It sets a suitably mysterious mood whith the shadow man. My only problem with it is that it looks nothing like book one's cover. I like to have my books match. But it's what's inside that really counts. I can't wait!

August 23, 2007 3:48 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Apparently, it's a novel....

But not TOO novel, or it wouldn't be Book 2.

But then, I guess it doesn't say Book 2, does it? I pity the poor reader who picks this up as a stand-alone...!

Great piece, though. Same artist?

"It's a cookbook!"

HA! You just made my day! :-D

August 23, 2007 3:56 PM  
Blogger Mary J. said...

Nah, I think everybody posting here is probably pretty into TV cult classics...

The episode with the broken eyeglasses still haunts my nightmares!

August 23, 2007 4:00 PM  
Blogger Zach Taylor said...

Looking forward to this, Patrick. I'm all about subtlety in book covers, and Donato is great and all at what he does, he doesn't really do subtle. This cover is fitting, however. And I like the title.

Dang. I like your books, man, I really do.

August 23, 2007 4:01 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Tease.

August 23, 2007 4:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A novel? Well damn, I thought it was the Monster Manual V. Anyway, awesome, can't wait. Also, I took my college placement tests today and they asked if I could spend the day with one person who would it be. I put Kvothe and spoke of all the conversations we'd have of society and religion. I scored a perfect 11/11 on it, and became exempt of a few classes. Just a peice of fun information.

August 23, 2007 7:35 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

The Wise Man's Fear is an odd name for an author!

August 23, 2007 7:49 PM  
Blogger Betse said...

A NOVEL (... just in case we didn't know)

pretty, pretty, though. i love the blue/green coloring - that sort of color is always my favorite.

it's also quite mysterious and atmospheric. i must say i like it more than the cover(s) for the first book.

August 23, 2007 8:45 PM  
Blogger Robert Crandall said...

The Wise Man's Fear: To Serve Man

I freely admit that I am too geeky many times in my life. However, tonight I just out geeked myself. You have brought me new levels of pure, unadulterated giddiness by allowing me to 1) see the cover & title of your next book, and 2) see this before my wife did.

There are only a few moments in my life when a true geeky 'tee hee' have escaped. This is one of them. Well done.

August 23, 2007 9:39 PM  
Anonymous katy said...

lovely!! how much say do you get in the design? if "a novel" wasn't your thing, could you ask tptb to change it?

August 24, 2007 1:25 AM  
Anonymous Lia said...

Wow!

August 24, 2007 3:22 AM  
Blogger Zach Taylor said...

"The Wise Man is a Novel Fear"

hehe...

August 24, 2007 5:40 AM  
Blogger Cory said...

Beautiful cover art. I echo the question of whom drew it?

Anxious to read it. I hope your win the Quill for The Name of the Wind.

August 24, 2007 7:02 AM  
Anonymous nick said...

Its a nice cover, but I also wish there was some sort of continuity between the books. Much easier to figure them out that way.

And on an unrelated note, have those publishing feinds talked about a paperback? Not that I would need to get one, since I have the hardcover...

August 24, 2007 9:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I suppose the cover could change somewhat from now to it being published. I think it would serve them best to do so. They might alienate a few people by going with this cover as is. It appears they are trying to market it to people who don't usually read fantasy literature but will backfire if newcomers aren't aware this is Book Two of a planned trilogy. Just my opinion.

August 24, 2007 11:01 AM  
Blogger Pat said...

Nick: They will be doing a paperback version with new cover art that looks more like this version's art....

August 24, 2007 12:26 PM  
Blogger SRH said...

What "a novel" cover

August 24, 2007 1:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

kinda reminds me of the UK cover on name of the wind

August 24, 2007 5:44 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Huh, well .... I dunno, I'm really not as excited about the 2nd book as I was with the first.

Don't get me wrong, I like it!! But the first one had a sense of ... fantasy, intensity, secrets to be revealed. This makes me think it's a horror story. Sorry, horror NOVEL.

But I guess the cover is less important than the content!

August 25, 2007 11:04 AM  
Anonymous Amber said...

I love that cover. It's really mysterious and screams, "read me!".

August 25, 2007 1:13 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

No worries about confusion...there are good booksellers out there (especially in Santa Fe, NM) who would be sure to let anyone know that it's a good idea to raed NOTW first.
Haven't met anyone yet who is a dedicated sci-fi/fantasy reader who doesn't have a good understanding of backstory and series.

I set a display table the other day with the Quill nominees on it.
You have my vote, hands down!

August 25, 2007 1:42 PM  
Anonymous czxqa said...

But, can it core a apple?

August 25, 2007 2:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the cover. True, it doesn't scream "This is of the fantasy genre!" But it's a good cover, solid and intriguing. :) It might be nice to add a line about "The Name of the Wind" somewhere in small print, so that people know that it's the next in the series.

It's fairly common form to put the words "A Novel" on the covers of novels... I own many volumes with covers that bear those words. Still, I'm glad that Pat commented on it, in part because it led to Pat and Mary's vintage TV references. People after my own heart...! ;-)

August 25, 2007 4:13 PM  
Blogger Paixe said...

*hem*

Squee!

August 26, 2007 11:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's AWESOME! I can see the point about continuity, but I hadn't even thought of that until I read it in the posts. It doesn't bug me much. I do agree there should be something on the cover or the back to indicate that it is second in a trilogy. Not because of the difference in cover styles, but just because I always find that helpful as a reader.

I can't wait to read it! :)

August 27, 2007 1:20 PM  
Blogger Wes said...

It's a cookbook!

Twilight zone reference? I think the book was titled "How to serve humans."

August 28, 2007 10:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The best thing is that it uses one of the best lines from the first book. Now I'm even more excited to read it. When is it coming out????

Thanks for sharing the cover and title!

August 30, 2007 2:23 PM  
Blogger Barry said...

Awesome.

Loved the first one. I ripping
(figuratively) through my shelf of previously read books to bide the time until book two comes out because I kind of want to stay with that sense of the story from NotW and not get too involved in another story. It's coming out this year, right? Right?

August 30, 2007 2:49 PM  
Anonymous Jamie said...

I always said I wouldn't read a book that identified itself as "A Novel." (Talk about being whacked over the head with The Obvious!)
Unfortunately, it is hard to avoid and even the good ones say that ;-) *sigh*

August 31, 2007 9:44 PM  
Anonymous jamie said...

... and I agree with the sentiment that I would like it to match the first book... hmmm...

August 31, 2007 9:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this book looks awesome a read the first in 2 daysb it captured i hope this one will too

August 31, 2007 10:21 PM  
Blogger Sharolon said...

Personally I love the cover. Especially since your name is in REALLY BIG LETTERS. So much has been made of names, and of course since I have “the coolest name”. Thanks by the way.

The first thing I thought of Qyoyan Hayle, or the House of the Wind. For me this makes sense if this is when Kvothe is made to leave the University.

☺ BTW, I’ve now read this book 3 times, and will probably read it 3 more times before the new one comes out. Any chance your publisher could push the date up? Please??

September 7, 2007 9:37 AM  
Anonymous Justin said...

currently, i am on chapter seventy four, and i am thinking.. "hmm this cannot be the full blown story of Kvothe. the thought, saddening me." then i happen upon this website hidden on the back sleeve of the book, which reveals a second book. relief floods me. i shall be checking up on this site to find out the release date of such a marvelous creation

October 10, 2007 3:07 AM  
Blogger orion said...

i think it needs some the upclose of Kvothe with his red hair, so readers and buyers can recognize the link between the two books.

It does need to look a little bit more fantasy-ish.

Make it match the first one more, and I bet people will recognize it more, buy it more!!

November 24, 2007 7:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Book two is out on April 7th .........2009!!!!! What! PLease please get this out sooner! Just finished reading The Nmae of theWind last night-Loved it! Need to have book 2 before next year though as thats too long for my wee mind to remember the main points of book!

Elaina

March 27, 2008 5:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice. You don't fear the night. You fear what hides within it...

April 10, 2009 9:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The cover is artisticaly done and it makes me wonder what is inside...
I wonder how the reader is to know that the book isn't a "stand-alone" book.

April 11, 2009 9:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When Oh when will this book be out?
What a terrible tease you is to take soooo long! Please let us know!

June 18, 2009 10:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pat - i know you have better things to do than to answer my question, and i realize that you are doing the best you can - but on the small possibility that you do see this, what percent of Wise Man's Fear would you consider finished? I realize this is vague and terrible as a question because even "perfect plots" seem to change when other sections are edited, but even an estimate would be nice! I have long been a George RR Martin fan, thus I am used to waiting patiently. However, a status of the book update would surely be appreciated by all your fans.

January 23, 2010 9:24 PM  

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