The popularity of fantasy epics and their adaptations of them hasn’t diminished in the ten years since the debut of the Game of Thrones television series. The creation of these works is, though. The Doors of Stone, the third book in Patrick Rothfuss’ enormous and all-encompassing fantasy series, The Kingkiller Chronicle, has finally been published after a wait of more than ten years. Here is all we know so far about the eagerly awaited book, including its release date and any potential surprises.
In the first two novels, Kvothe, an intrepid bard, is described as engaging in a variety of intrigue and fantastical adventures. The third volume promises to provide explanations for how Kvothe, who recounts his adventures at the inn he manages, ends up where we first encountered him, and perhaps provide closure to the several subplots that have been presented throughout the series.
About the Author
Patrick Rothfuss had the good fortune to be born in Wisconsin in 1973, a state without cable television and with lengthy winters that fostered a love of reading and writing. Pat became an itinerant student after quitting his chosen career of chemical engineering and explored clinical psychology, philosophy, medieval history, drama, and sociology.
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Pat was ultimately required by university regulation to complete his undergraduate degree in English nine years later. He teaches fencing and experiments with alchemy in his basement when he isn’t reading and writing.
The harsh winters and absence of cable television in Wisconsin, where Patrick Rothfuss was fortunate enough to be born in 1973, nurtured his love of reading and writing.
Pat became an itinerant student after quitting his chosen career of chemical engineering and explored clinical psychology, philosophy, medieval history, drama, and sociology. Pat was ultimately required by university regulation to complete his undergraduate degree in English nine years later. He teaches fencing and experiments with alchemy in his basement when he isn’t reading and writing.
Are the Doors of Stone 3 Ready to Be Written?
A picture of the initial draught of The Doors of Stone by Rothfuss was shared on Google+ in 2013. In the article, the author claimed that using Google Glass would make editing simpler. Although the mood hasn’t exactly held up over time, the book has already been written in its entirety. Due to Google+’s dissolution, the post is no longer accessible, however, Reddit has preserved it.
All of this contrasts, however, with what Rothfuss’ editor claimed in a Facebook post, claiming that she had not read a single word of the Doors of Stone draught, despite the book appearing to be finished. Although editing is crucial, there are throngs of readers eager for the next book, flaws and all.
Do the Doors of Stone Have a Cover?
Once more, there is still no sign of even the third book’s cover. There is no official art to mine for hints about the book, despite the fact that fan covers are plentiful and frequently quite convincing.
The Doors of Stone’s initial designs, which included the color orange and a lute in some form, were unintentionally sent to Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist in 2015 due to an email mix-up. It’s not much, but it’s all we currently know.
Are the Doors of Stone Spoilers Available?
The Doors of Stone will wrap up the Kingkiller trilogy, but Rothfuss said in two interviews with Tor.com in 2012 and 2017 that it won’t be the last book set in that imaginary world. In the 2017 interview, the author hinted that Kvothe will tell how he came to be an innkeeper and how he met his future apprentice Bast. He also suggested that Kvothe will travel further and visit Renee, the “three-part city.”
It’s safe to assume that all the unresolved issues from The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear will be resolved given how careful Rothfuss was in editing the book. The third novel, according to Rothfuss, will be shorter than The Wise Man’s Fear’s 994 pages, but there will still be plenty of material for a suspenseful plot and a satisfying conclusion.
While the University played a significant part in the first two volumes, only approximately 20 to 50 percent of Doors of Stone will take place there, according to Rothfuss, who made this announcement during more recent fundraisers for Worldbuilders. The webcast was filled with bogus narrative details, so it’s impossible to know for sure, but those statistics sound far too precise to be made up.
Are the Doors of Stone Excerpts Available?
There are currently no third book excerpts available from Rothfuss. But if you’ve already read The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear, there are a few supplemental novellas set in the same universe to keep you occupied. The collection of short stories Unfettered contains the story “How Old Holly Came to Be.” The story The Lightning Tree, which focuses on Bast, was included in the Rogues anthology. The Slow Regard of Silent Things, a standalone novella, was released in 2014.
How do Other Fingerprint Books compare to the Doors of Stone?
If you have been patiently awaiting The Doors of Stone for the past ten years, you have undoubtedly passed the time by dipping a toe into other fantasy novels. Check out this list, which contains everything from the obvious (yes, that includes A Song of Ice and Fire) to the less well-known, just in case there are any you haven’t read yet. Also, read all of those? Rereading The Kingkiller Chronicles is the only solution. Maybe there will be some good news at the end of all that.
Date of Release for The Doors of Stone
Patrick Rothfuss provided his most recent update on the book’s progress in January 2021. View the video below:
In essence, Rothfuss told readers that he is on the correct track to finishing the novel and that he feels “better about the state that the book is in.” He continues by informing readers that he has resolved some personal issues that needed to be resolved in order for him to concentrate on writing his book.
The Doors of Stone seems to be headed in the right direction, but there is no completion or release date in sight.
The Doors of Stone’s release date has not yet been made official as of today.
There have been numerous potential publishing dates for The Winds of Winter between 2014 and 2020, yet there is no sign that the book is any closer to publication. However, not all is lost. Author Patrick Rothfuss takes writing seriously, as evidenced by his comments in a number of videos and podcasts, and he wants to provide his readers with the greatest book he can.