The highly anticipated third novel in the Kingkiller Chronicle series by Patrick Rothfuss, The Doors of Stone, has been a topic of discussion among fans for years. Finally, after much speculation, the release date has been announced: 2023!
While the author has yet to reveal any details on what readers can expect from this novel, there are many theories and speculations about what the plot may involve. Many believe that the story will focus on Kvothe’s journey to discover more about the Amyr and their mysterious purpose in the world. Others think it might be a direct continuation of The Wise Man’s Fear, with Kvothe continuing his fight against the Chandrian. No matter what the story ends up being, fans are sure to be in for a treat with The Doors of Stone.
Patrick Rothfuss is an American writer and author who has been critically acclaimed for his visual thoughts in the fantasy world. The trilogy is highly famous among book readers and has sold over 10 million copies as of now. Author Patrick was considered a ‘class clown’ in his high school days and was always lost in his world of dreams. This can be referred to as the reason behind his vast vision in fantasies.
The third installment, The Doors of Stone, is much awaited among its fans and it’s been over 10 years since the second book of this trilogy was released. In a recent interview, Patrick mentioned, “Moving more slowly than I would like”, The Doors of Stone. This means he will take a good amount of time still to complete the book.
Fans have got some happy moments back in December of 2021 when Patrick released the prologue to his long-awaited novel. The prologue was loved by fans and was amazing. It even gave a little taste of what is about to come. After this love and support made the author promised fans that he would put up a full chapter of the third book out soon but it has been months now and there are no signs or news about it.
#1 in Trilogy: The Name of The Wind
The Kingkiller Chronicle is based on the life story of Kvothe who is a rural innkeeper but in the past, he was a wanderer and musician. He turns into a wizard and gets the tag of “Kingkiller”. The series is the transcription of his three-day-long oral autobiography, in a secondary world fantasy, the setting is named Temerant.
The narrator tells about his childhood when he spent years in a crime-ridden city as an orphan. His only chance in life came when he entered the Legendary school of magic. His life turns fugitive after the murder of a king, making him the renowned “KingKiller”.
#2 in Trilogy: The Wise Man’s Fear
The second book of this series displays Kvothe’s journey to seek answers. He wishes to learn about the mysterious Amyr, the Chandrian, and the death of his parents. He is put on trial by Adem mercenaries while he travels into the Fae realm. He meets Felurian there, the fascinating woman no man can resist and no man has survived until Kvothe.
The book tells Kvothe’s journey on a path full of difficulties in becoming a legend in his own time. Will Kvothe be able to survive the fascination and pull of Felurian or will she mark the end of his journey?
#3 in Trilogy: The Doors of Stone Release Date
During one of Rothfuss’ Twitch live streams for his Worldbuilders charity, the writer promised to provide a full spoiler-free chapter of The Doors of Stone once he collects $300,000 in donations. This threshold was beaten by the fans in no time. Now in a recent stream, Rothfuss provided a little update about when this chapter will arrive.
He mentioned there are a lot of reasons behind him moving slowly about the third book and there is a lot of stuff happening in his life too. The author regrets not providing any updates about the chapter’s status. He wishes he had done it already and had shared it with the fans so that they both could have enjoyed it together. Rothfuss is a perfectionist and this is the main reason behind him working so slowly.
He doesn’t want to miss any important segment of the story and wants to provide the fans with the best he can. About the prologue of last December, titled “A Silence of Three Parts”, has the same format as the other two books, with the same atmospheric approach.
Patrick has used clever metaphors and beautiful descriptions for everything he adds. It is just one page but still, a book can be written out of it. Right now, there is no confirmed release date, maybe the book will release next year or maybe in two years.
Seeing Rothfuss’ dedication to giving the perfect story, we may assume that the book can come any time in the next five years. Everyone whether critics, or fans, or just a book reader, is looking toward Rothfuss’ approach and is dying to know the after-story of Kvothe in this trilogy.
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