Patrick Rothfuss’ latest work, the novella The Narrow Road Between Desires (itself an expansion on his previously published short story, “The Lightning Tree”) is set to come out this November. In the lead-up to the book’s launch, Rothfuss is taking to Twitch with an impressive roster of authors, illustrators, and narrators to celebrate.
The first event, where Nnedi Okorafor and Tad Williams joined Rothfuss, has already streamed, though you can check it out here.
Other guests include the following, who will join Rothfuss on his Twitch channel on the dates mentioned at 6:00 p.m. CT:
September 7: Annalee Newitz and S.L. Huang
October 12: Piper C.J.
October 19: Charlie Jane Anders
October 26: Rupert Degas and Nick Podehl
November 14: Official launch of The Narrow Road Between Desires with yet-to-be-announced special guests
Interested in learning more about the book? Here’s the synopsis for the novella:
Bast knows how to bargain. The give-and-take of a negotiation is as familiar to him as the in-and-out of breathing; to watch him trade is to watch an artist at work. But even a master’s brush can slip. When he accepts a gift, taking something for nothing, Bast’s whole world is knocked askew, for he knows how to bargain—but not how to owe.
From dawn to midnight over the course of a single day, follow the Kingkiller Chronicle’s most charming fae as he schemes and sneaks, dancing into trouble and back out again with uncanny grace.
The Narrow Road Between Desires is Bast’s story. In it he traces the old ways of making and breaking, following his heart even when doing so goes against his better judgement.
After all, what good is caution if it keeps him from danger and delight?
The Narrow Road Between Desires will be released in hardcover on November 14, 2023 from DAW Books and Gollancz, of the Orion Publishing Group.