The Kingkiller Chronicles

Discussion in 'TMB Book Club' started by Phil Weston, Apr 22, 2015.

  1. Phil Weston

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    Just read the first two books and figured I couldn't be the only one who has read these. Anyone else on here read them? thoughts?

    First book took me a week or so of on and off reading. Blew through book 2 in 2 days (~15 hours ish) because i couldn't put it down haha kind of sad i'm now waiting on book 3...

    Just discovered he wrote a short story about Bast called "the Lightning Tree" and an entire book on Auri called "The slow regard of Silent things." Would anyone happen to have these or know where I can get them?
     
  2. The Blackfish

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    PM me your email and I will send you both when I get home from work.

    There used to be a thread on KKC but I guess it got lost in the crash. It's a brilliant series that many on here have read. It's been a few years now for me, I'll have to reread before Doors of Stone comes out, whenever it does.
     
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  3. Phil Weston

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    pm sent. :respek: thanks man
     
  4. RegimentML

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    I haven't read the Lightning Tree yet but I've read The Slow Regard of Silent Things and books one and two. I'm a big fan of Rothfuss. He's one of my favorite authors going.
     
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  5. Arkie Proud

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    Glad this started back up. Big fan, big fan.
     
  6. miles

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    Started reading to tide myself over from waiting on TWOW

    Now have two series' I'm dying to finish up : l
     
  7. RonBurgundy

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    I loved the first two books, but there are some huuuuge plot holes in the series that he'll need to tidy up in a hurry.

    So much left to explain in 1 book? Sounds like a 6 year Grrm job to me.
     
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  8. Arkie Proud

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    Elaborate, por favor.
     
  9. Phil Weston

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    I mean, he hasn't even gotten to the war yet. i guess it'll move quickly once he gets expelled from the university. book 2 definitely explained a lot and i liked that he returned to the university. honestly, that setting is so interesting to me and seems like there are a lot of good tales. i'll be okay if he releases a 4th book filled with extra tales from the university because i just want more from there.

    just realized it kind of reminded me of hogwarts. constant adventure at a school lol
     
  10. Arkie Proud

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    When I went to that appearance he gave here in Little Rock, he said that Kvothe's story was going to be three books and done. No more, he promised. But that the stories in that world would persist, that he would write more about other things that happened. As an aside, the world has a name, he has just made it a point not to tell us yet. Don't know why...
     
  11. The Blackfish

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    He tweeted it a while back. Temerant.
     
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  12. Arkie Proud

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    I'm streets behind.
     
  13. BayouMafia

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    Really liked this one.

    Auri is batshit crazy <3
     
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    I really enjoyed The Name of the Wind, but the second book was so slow in parts.

    Haven't read the book about Auri or The Lightning Tree yet. I am kind of curious why Bast is so gay for Kvothe, though.
     
  15. Damion

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    He has already been expelled for calling up the wind and breaking Ambroses arm
     
  16. Swamp_Monkey

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    His expulsion was repealed. While I can't recall the specifics, I get the impression that Kvothe was permanently expelled for something else.
     
  17. Damion

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    His expulsion was suspended not repealed so I guess Hemme could be a dick and call for a vote to lift the expulsion over any infraction
     
  18. Swamp_Monkey

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    That makes sense I guess. Regardless, it seems like he never finished at the University.
     
  19. jkun

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    Glad I came across this thread, started reading the first book about 2 weeks ago, haven't been able to put it down. Can't wait to read through the next one - great stuff
     
  20. jkun

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    Finished book two today, now I have to wait for the third one shit

    I was so engrossed in the world the whole time, really like his writing style and just I dunno such an interesting world he's created

    Do feel like there is so much more to tell could easily fit into a couple more book even though I guess one is the number
     
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  21. miles

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    Anyone read the theory that Kote locked his old name (Kvothe) away in the chest?
     
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  22. RonBurgundy

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    That's a good theory.
     
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  23. RonBurgundy

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    What actor would you want to play Kvothe when this inevitably goes to film?
     
  24. miles

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    Edit: dumb
     
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  25. RonBurgundy

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    My theory:

    I've always believed Kote is a Chandrian.

    Which thinking that his name is locked in the thrice locked chest makes even more sense.
     
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  26. RonBurgundy

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    Dammit now I'm gonna have to re-read the books again.
     
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  27. Swamp_Monkey

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    I like this theory.
     
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  28. Neyland

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    I need to re-read.
     
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  29. wrectem

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    For those that are going to reread, I posted this in the last thread before it was lost. This reread done by tor is fantastic. Tons of interesting theories in the comments sections. Well worth the read. Both NotW and WMF are there

    http://www.tor.com/features/series/patrick-rothfuss-reread/
     
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  30. The Blackfish

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    TOR does rereads for lots of series and they are great to read alongside. I'm reading the one for Malazan as I do my first readthrough. I don't read the comments to avoid spoilers.
     
  31. colonel_forbin

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    I'm halfway through The Name of the Wind. Started slow but I'm really starting to dig it now.

    I was trying to explain it to my girlfriend. It's like if you took a 15 year old Ender from Ender's Game and put him in a less-magical Harry Potter world, but that world was set in 1200 AD.
     
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  33. The Blackfish

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    I got you

    http://blog.patrickrothfuss.com/
     
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  34. Krieger

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    just saw the news on /r/books

    a movie/tv series/ and videogame series at once is pretty fucking ambitious
     
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  35. miles

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    I'm not saying it can't be good, but these books in a movie has a lot of "really bad" potential.
     
  36. miles

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    Just read that and he even said it :laugh:
     
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  37. laxjoe

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    just added these books to my list. heard too many great things about the two books
     
  38. The Blackfish

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    Good call.
     
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  39. LKRFN88jp

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    Phenomenal books.
     
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  40. laxjoe

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    Started last night, I'm already 23% in. Really started to pick up just as I was calling it a night. Hoping to cover a big chunk of it on Sunday and finish early next week
     
  41. colonel_forbin

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    I started this series two Sundays ago and now I'm 600 pages in to the second book. I can't put it down. I listen to it on tape in my car.
     
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  42. laxjoe

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    30‰ in and...well, you guys know. I'll be finishing this on Sunday or Monday. I don't do series in a row (like to change it up) so I'll finish another book this week and get back to book #2 next week or sometime soon
     
  43. The Blackfish

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    If you can finish book 1 and not immediately start book 2, well sir, I applaud your self control.
     
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  44. laxjoe

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    dammit. It's midnight, and I'm tired and I have work in the morning, but I don't want to stop reading...
     
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  45. laxjoe

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    read for another hour. hit the snooze one too many times and was 15 minutes late to work.

    totally worth it! i wasn't able to read as much as I wanted to yesterday (had people staying at my house for the navy game and didnt want to be a terrible, anti-social host and just go to my room to read. so i'm about 65% in right now. hope to finish tonight
     
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  46. laxjoe

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    and you were right The Blackfish i will be continuing on to book 2 tomorrow.

    loved book one (obviously)
     
  47. colonel_forbin

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    Finished Book 2 last night. Such a good series.

    I thought the book got a little bogged down in the Adem when I was reading it but now that I'm finished I didn't mind it.

    Really curious as to how he's going to have to make up a ton of ground in book 3.

    I will be fucking furious if Kvothe isn't really what he says he is and at the end of the series he's just like, "Well I'm a storyteller. I'm of the Edema Ruh."
     
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  48. The Blackfish

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    Yeah thats one question a lot of people have. Its going to be impossible for him to finish in one more book.

    I highly doubt he does that ending. Everyone would be furious.
     
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  49. colonel_forbin

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    Yeah I'd burn his house down.

    How old is Kvothe supposed to be now?
     
  50. The Blackfish

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    :idk:
     
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