Author Patrick Rothfuss has been teasing the book readers for over a decade now with his famous fantasy trilogy “The Kingkiller Chronicle”. We have witnessed the publication of the first two books of this trilogy named “The Name of The Wind” and “The Wise Man’s Fear” which were released in 2007 and 2011 respectively. The Doors of Stone is the third and final novel installment of Patrick’s trilogy which is now pending for over 11 years.
If you talk about the best authors who can bring fantasy to the real world, American author Patrick Rothfuss will be one of the top names on the list. The trilogy is highly famous among book readers and has sold over 10 million copies as of now. From being called a ‘class clown’ to being one of the best visionaries of the fantasy world, Patrick has come a long way and is also making us feel every depth of his creation. The article will discuss everything Patrick has been telling his fans about “The Doors of Stone” and its release.
#1 The Name of the Wind
The Kingkiller Chronicle follows the life of Kvothe, a former wanderer and musician but now just a rural innkeeper. 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 to get a place in the world 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 The Wise Man’s Fear
The second book shows us desperate Kvothe looking for answers 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.
What does Patrick have to say about “The Doors of Stone”?
The final installment, The Doors of Stone, is eagerly awaited by fans for over 11 years now, since the release of the second book of this trilogy. In a recent interview, Patrick exclaimed, “Moving more slowly than I would like”. This sadly tells us that he may take a bit more time to bring a conclusion to Kvothe’s story.
During his interaction with fans on Twitch live streams, for his Worldbuilders charity, back in December of 2021, Patrick promised to provide a full spoiler-free chapter of The Doors of Stone once he collects $300,000 in donations, a mark that was surpassed by his fans in the blink of an eye. The author released a prologue titled “A Silence of Three Parts” to his long-awaited novel. The prologue received tremendous love and gave us 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. 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.
The Doors of Stone: Expected Release and Synopsis
Patrick wishes to provide the story with the fullest of emotions and doesn’t want to miss any important segment. The prologue of last December has the same format and atmospheric approach as the other two books. Patrick uses witty metaphors and beautiful descriptions for everything he adds. The single page of the prologue is enough to write a full book out of it. Right now, there is no confirmed release date, maybe the book will release next year or maybe in two years.
There are reports claiming that the author can announce the book’s release by the end of this year and the 11-year-long wait of fans can come to an end finally. Hope the news is true as we are also waiting with you to know what is going to happen in Kvothe’s life now. Will he come out as a hero or will be left with the tag of “Kingkiller” in the end?
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