I got an unexpected package in the mail the other day. It was a poster tube from my good friend and Nathan Taylor.
Nate is the guy who illustrated The Adventures of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle. He’s also the one who did the Kvothe Online comic I put up on the blog a while back.
I thought he might have sent me some of the sketches for an upcoming project we’re working on. Or maybe the original art for the Kvothe Online comic.
But what I found inside was treasure of an entirely different sort.
You see, Nate is one of the few people that read The Name of the Wind long before it was ever in print. I met him when I was in grad school back in 2000.
Even rarer, Nate is one of the people who has role-played in my world. I’ve run a few games over the years.
He’s also one of the people I recently trusted to read a beta version of book two and give me some feedback on it.
That means Nate knows all kinds of things about the world that other people don’t. Nate knows all manner of secrets.
This is what he sent me:
When I unrolled the poster, I laughed. It was a big evil-mastermind kind of laugh. Because once again Nate has managed to ring the bell beyond all reasonable expectation. This is the perfect depiction of the Amyr. It fills me with a dark and terrible joy….
In other news, for those of you who would like a small, pretty-much spoiler-free peek at a piece of book two, you can find a small scene over here.
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