The Kingkiller Chronicles

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  1. RonBurgundy

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    The 3rd book is done per Rothfuss, it's just a shitty version he's not happy with, at least that's the gist from his podcast several months ago
     
  2. The Blackfish

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    sounds about right. I know he is extremely self conscious about his work. Suffers from anxiety too I believe.
     
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  3. RonBurgundy

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    He compared his amount of self editing to Sanderson's amount of writing. Same amount of words, Just being rewritten hundreds of times and the other writing numerous lengthy books.
     
  4. RegimentML

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    I've read that he can revise the same section 80+ times. Look, I've done a lot of revision but if he's talking completely rewriting a piece that's an insane amount.
     
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  5. RonBurgundy

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    It took him 10 years to feel ready to publish book 1
     
  6. MORBO!

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    Just finished book 2. That was p awesome. Looking forward to book three now.

    Between WoW and this, my patient bear is losing his abilities.
     
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  7. RonBurgundy

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    May I introduce you to your lord and savior Brandon Sanderson?
     
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  8. miles

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    His magnum opus won't be done til like 2030

    :donotwant:
     
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  9. MORBO!

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    Yea, I haven't started reading his eleventy billion books yet. But I will.
     
  10. The Blackfish

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    Start with Mistborn, then move on to Stormlight Archive then fill in the rest.
     
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  11. MORBO!

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    I just started Elantris. :idk:

    I know there is a whole cosmere world that most of his works are wrapped into (loosely right now), so I googled and found a reddit page that discussed the best order to read his currently available books. Elantris was listed as the first to read on that list and a few others.
     
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    With regards to the cosmere there isn't really a set order yet. Elantris is Sanderson's first novel. It's good but imo his weakest. Keeps getting better from there.
     
  13. MORBO!

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    Good to start from the bottom then, I suppose.
     
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  14. Gin Buckets

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    What is WoW? Wheel of Wime? World of Warcraft?

    Once Rothfuss publishes his final book, I'll get started on this trilogy. I am pretty excited to start, but want to get all 3 back to back to back.
     
  15. billdozer

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    Winds of Winter, I believe.
     
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    Wasn't able to read much last week (cooked for and put on a tailgate for 60 ppl last week) so I've been crushing book #2 all week. Going to finish tonight. Thanks for the recommendations
     
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  17. laxjoe

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    Hey laxjoe, this was a good decision. You're welcome
     
  18. laxjoe

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    Just finished book 2. Oh man that would be disappointing.
     
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  19. miles

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    Yeah, I really doubt he would do that because I think everyone would rage.
     
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  20. Truman

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    Finished yesterday. I was apprehensive about starting this series because outside of ASOIAF, Im really not a huge fantasy genre guy. The first book was pretty meh imo. The second was much better in the second half. I just get impatient with long meandering The Odyssey stories with side track after side track.


    Having said that, I really enjoyed the second half after he left the school, and am looking forward to where this is going and seeing Kvothe b
    Im not sure how long Kvothe's absence from the school was, but he was 18 when he left. So around 20 give or take a year
     
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  21. billdozer

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    Rereading this now, Kvothe is sixteen when he is with the Maer.
     
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  22. Lawnole23

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    Fully behind the Kvothe is a Chandrian theory.
     
  23. LKRFN88jp

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    Would love to get links itt to theories about where it's going. Been a few years since I read this, need to sharpen up my memory on everything that happened.
     
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  24. billdozer

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

    Down at the bottom has some links to some good discussion.
     
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    Lin-Manuel Miranda Boards ‘Kingkiller Chronicle’ Film, TV Series Adaptation
    NOVEMBER 29, 2016 | 10:28AM PT


    Lionsgate has tapped “Hamilton” star and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda to serve as creative producer and musical mastermind of feature film and TV series adaptations of “The Kingkiller Chronicle,” along with author Pat Rothfuss.

    Miranda has an option to be involved in future stage productions as well. He will serve as producer of the franchise and is expected to compose the original music and write the songs. Rothfuss is an executive producer for both film and television.

    The film script is being penned by Lindsey Beer, one of the “Transformers 5” screenwriters. It will be based on the first book, “The Name of the Wind.”

    Lin-Manuel Miranda said, “Pat Rothfuss’ ‘Kingkiller’ books are among the most read and re-read in our home. It’s a world you want to spend lifetimes in, as his many fans will attest. Pat also writes about the act of making music more beautifully than any novelist I’ve ever read. I can’t wait to play a part in bringing this world to life onscreen.”

    Lionsgate said Miranda and Rothfuss will be intimately involved in the development of the new characters and storylines explored in the TV show. As previously announced, Robert Lawrence will produce for film and television.

    “The best way to service Pat Rothfuss’ unique and ambitious view was to invent a new way of adapting it with Lionsgate’s film and television teams working side-by-side, which meant that only a multi-hyphenate talent like Lin-Manuel Miranda could do the job,” said Erik Feig, co-president of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group. “Lin is an incomparable talent and a huge fan of the trilogy and, working closely with Pat, his creative oversight of the franchise will bring an incredible level of detail and continuity to all of the projects.”

    Lionsgate announced last year that it was developing a movie, TV show and videogame based on the fantasy series “The Kingkiller Chronicle.”

    The series is centered on the wizard Kvothe, who survives a tragic childhood to become a notorious household name. “The Kingkiller Chronicle” series of books and novellas has sold 10 million copies, and the first two books — “The Name of the Wind” and “The Wise Man’s Fear” — were New York Times bestsellers.
     
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  26. RonBurgundy

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    Awesome. Should be amazing.

    The screenplay being written by someone who wrote Transformers 5 is a huge concern though.
     
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  27. laxjoe

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    oh fuck yes
     
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  28. miles

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    Well holy shit then
     
  29. miles

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    Yeah I wish they weren't even doing a film tbh. Should just do a show.
     
  30. The Blackfish

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    I knew LMM was a huge fan, and personally invited Rothfuss to see Hamilton, but damn I did not see this coming

    :jizz:
     
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  31. RonBurgundy

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    Very few people who read it don't like it. Truman 's review above was the least enthusiastic legitimate review I've seen about it.
     
  32. Truman

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    I read this about a year ago and now can barely remember what happens in the book.
     
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  33. BigRed

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    Yeah, I read them a few years ago, and will probably reread sometime in the next few months (or just wait until the third book's release data is announced). I still remember most of the core storylines though.

    Heck, if I remember correctly, some of you here turned me onto the trilogy. Many thanks for that.
     
  34. RegimentML

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    I'll for sure be re-reading when Doors of Stone has a confirmed release date.

    But, much like Winds of Winter and Thorns of Emberlain, that date continues to get pushed further and further.

    Luckily we have Lord Sanderson
     
  35. MORBO!

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  36. miles

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    I reread a chapter and realized I completely missed that "Kote" means 7 years according to Kilvin's translation in some language.
     
  37. LKRFN88jp

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    I think OHW started it multiple times but never finished it FOR SHAME
     
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    one time!

    Now I'll have to read them so I can be cunty.
     
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  39. RonBurgundy

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    SHAME!

    SHAME!

    SHAME!
     
  40. Gritty Badger

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    While exciting, this most likely means we won't see the third book until AFTER the 1st movie is released at the earliest.
     
  41. AUB

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    Just finished book 2 and I love that there is so much left to be explained, but like others have mentioned I don't see how he does it in one book. Just finishing out Kvothe's story feels like it would take at least two books to do it justice, let alone other full-length stories in the same world.

    The fan theories out there are interesting.
    It definitely would not surprise me to find out Denna is Faen. I don't think it makes any sense for Kvothe to be a Chandrian/Faen but I do think it makes sense that he is Meluan Lackless' nephew.
     
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  42. Constant

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    Hi guys.

    I came looking for this thread cuz I just started The Name Of The Wind after reading about the media deal on Ringer.

    Figured "Fuck, there's gotta be a thread on TMB about this".

    Only 100 pages in, but Christ this guy can spin a sentence.
     
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  43. Lawnole23

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    Doesn't sound like this book will be out any time soon. Someone transcribed an interview or something he did where he called his fans babies for asking him when the book would be ready.
     
  44. The Blackfish

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    Yeah, he's very active on twitter and does not like it when fans ask him when the book is coming out or tell him he should spend his time writing.
     
  45. RonBurgundy

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    It would be so easy to just pop this last book out, but the guy has such terrible OCD about editing and overediting id be shocked if it's out by end of 2017
     
  46. RegimentML

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    The guy's been working on this series since the early 1990s.

    Shit that's a long time on three books. I'd go nuts staring at the same manuscripts for 25 years.

    I can't write like he can, though.
     
  47. Constant

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    Maybe you could if you spent a day on each paragraph.
     
  48. AUB

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    I have a feeling it'll be out Fall 2017/Spring 2018 but that's just based on random shit I've read on the Kingkiller Chronicle subreddit. Supposedly draft 1 has been done for nearly a decade and it's just been years of revisions. I believe there is a Q&A session re: TDoS once his worldbuilders charity hits 2 mil and it's at 1.6 now.
     
  49. BayouMafia

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    I give if 4:1 odds of being released before The Winds of Winter
     
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  50. Gritty Badger

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    no doubt