News & Media

Patrick Rothfuss Reveals the Title of His New Novella

The Narrow Road Between Desires will be on sale November 14, 2023 and is available for preorder everywhere.

Pat Rothfuss The Narrow Road Between Desires

PRESS RELEASE: May 18, 2023

#1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon Patrick Rothfuss returns to the universe he conjured in his wildly popular Kingkiller Chronicle with The Narrow Road Between Desires, a stunning expansion and reimagining of his story The Lightning Tree, lavishly illustrated by Nate Taylor. 

The Narrow Road Between Desires is Bast’s story, told over the course of a single day as the charming fae schemes and sneaks, and dances into trouble and back out again with uncanny grace.

Announced by Patrick Rothfuss via Twitch and his blog, The Narrow Road Between Desires marks Rothfuss’s first new release since The Slow Regard of Silent Things in 2014.

Patrick Rothfuss is the bestselling author of The Kingkiller Chronicles. His first novel, The Name of the Wind, won the Quill Award and was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. Its sequel, The Wise Man’s Fear, debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller chart and won the David Gemmell Legend Award. 

The Narrow Road Between Desires (ISBN 9780756419172) will be released in hardcover on November 14, 2023 from DAW Books and Gollancz, of the Orion Publishing Group. Cover to be revealed.

For more information and publicity inquiries, please contact Kayleigh Webb, Senior Publicist at