pre-order with a July 2010 release scheduled. It looks to be a far departure from the Kingkiller Chronicles. The title is The Adventure of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle, the Thing Beneath the Bed. Here is the description:
This is not a book for children.Having the multiple endings reminds me of the Choose Your Own Adventure books I loved so much as a child. Limited to 400 signed leather bound copies and 2,000 unsigned hardcover copies this will go quickly so get your pre-orders in.
It looks like a children's book. It has pictures. It has a saccharine-sweet title. The main characters are a little girl and her teddy bear. But all of that is just protective coloration. The truth is, this is a book for adults with a dark sense of humor and an appreciation of old-school faerie tales.
There are three separate endings to the book. Depending on where you stop, you are left with an entirely different story. One ending is sweet, another is horrible. The last one is the true ending, the one with teeth in it.
The Adventures of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle is a dark twist on the classic children's picture-book. I think of it as Calvin and Hobbes meets Coraline, with some Edward Gorey mixed in.
Simply said: This is not a book for children.
Rothfuss also has his annual Heifer International fundraiser going on. It is a very worthy cause, but the kicker is for every $10 you donate you get a chance at some amazing prizes. Sub Press is the sponsor this year and has already donated a ton of books up for grabs in addition to a bunch of author signed books with more to be revealed. Last year Pat raised a staggering $53,000 for the cause. Let's help him surpass that number.
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