Patrick over on Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist has a great interview with Brandon Sanderson. If you have followed this site much, you know that I am a Sanderson fan. The interview is mostly about his new book The Way of Kings which just came out. My personalized copy is getting autographed today over at The Signed Page.
I have been excited about this release for a couple of reasons. First, because it sounds exactly what I like to read in an epic fantasy – something different. Second, when at a signing for Warbreaker, I got to hear Brandon talk about the book, read from it, and describe what he was trying to do in it. It made me really curious to see if he accomplished these things. (My Warbreaker review can be found here.) Brandon keeps his blog updated regularly and is also worth following.
The Wheel of Time questions (and answers) at the end are just a nice perk. For those of us who grew up reading Robert Jordan, the end of the story is finally approaching. Getting tidbits out of Brandon (who is finishing Jordan’s work) is always fun. Patrick also posted a link to a Towers of Midnight teaser. Unfortunately, reading it made me wish the book was out now… but it will be soon! You can pre-order Towers of Midnight (Wheel of Time) on Amazon now, or wait for it to be out on November 2nd, 2010. It is a fairly safe bet that Shawn over at The Signed Page will have this one as well.
If you are a fantasy fan, add Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist to your bookmarks. He constantly updates the site with great posts, news, and other such goodies.