Poll: Have You Read Unfettered?

unfetteredUnfettered has been published for two months now.

For those of you who don’t know, it is a short story anthology featuring some of the best talent in the fantasy genre. Brandon Sanderson. Patrick Rothfuss. Naomi Novik. Tad Williams. R.A. Salvatore. Jacqueline Carey. Many, many etceteras that are just as great.

To see the full list, click HERE.

Terry contributed two stories. He couldn’t not. The anthology exists to eliminate my medical debt from treating cancer two years ago and Terry wanted to help in any way he could. I have great friends and Terry is one of the best.

Last night, some of those friends gathered in Seattle, WA. Bestselling writer Patrick Rothfuss held a book signing at the University Bookstore. Because Pat is a cool guy, he invited Peter Orullian, artist Nate Taylor (who did Pat’s maps as well as the art in The Adventures of the Princess & Mr. Whiffle), Terry, and me to participate. It was an Unfettered signing in a lot of ways. The crowd was huge. And they bought more than a hundred books, to be signed by all of us.

To start, Pat held a Q&A / Reading. Since there were no parking spots nearby, Terry had to park far away from the store, which resulted in him getting to the event a bit late. He couldn’t get to the seat we had saved him—hundreds of fans were between him and the chair—and since Pat had already started the event, Terry patiently waited…


… and I caught our author photobombing Pat! Ha!

I had a lot of fun. I love talking to readers. But I heard from many of those who came through the line that they didn’t even know Unfettered existed—or even what it was.

That informs my poll for today!

How many of you have read Unfettered?

And for those of you who have read, what were your favorite stories?

Written by Shawn Speakman
I am the long-time friend and webmaster for Terry Brooks as well as the author of The Dark Thorn, an urban/epic fantasy hybrid novel Terry calls "a fine tale by a talented writer." Join me on Facebook and Twitter (@shawnspeakman)!