The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
If you're a fan of fantasy books and haven't read The Name of the Wind, you've probably heard of it. You might also have heard how this book's release got pushed back due to a lot of really horrible things happening in Pat's personal life. Fear not! Kvothe is back and if you're like me, this is in the top five most anticipated releases of 2010. It's rare that I read epic fantasy. The Name of the Wind had all the makings of one of those: dictionary sized, nature-y cover with a strange, mysterious, dream-ish male on the cover (I read the first edition), a long set-up and exposition, lots of world-building, magic. I even put it down after the first 100 or so pages because frankly, I wasn't impressed. Thanks to a coworker, I picked it up again and I'm glad I did! Now I can't wait for the next in the Kingkiller Chronicles.
Release Date: May 5, 2010