Well, this was utterly, incredibly, inconceivably yet delightfully unexpected!
Read in October, 2013
Back when I was first published, people made a lot of comparisons between me and Scott Lynch. The sentiment was mostly along the lines of "Pat Rothfuss is the next Scott Lynch!" Here's the thing, Lies of Lock Lamora had come out almost exactly a year before my first book, The Name of the Wind. It was Scott's first book, the first in a fantasy series. The world was gritty and real, and it had knocked everyone over with how good it was.