The Kingkiller Chronicles

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  1. fsuNizz

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    Don't worry about the Transformers 5 thing, the writer who gets credit is just lucky but that writers room as a whole made it. A bunch of ideas into one from a great room
     
  2. Pharm

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    So i am about 2/3 thorugh book 2. Guessing there is no reason to take is slow as book 3 seems to be nowhere close to being released. Any recommendations for finished series? I havent read much GoT, monarchies of god series, and these 2 books.
     
  3. jkun

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    definitely a novice in this area compared to some on here, but I'm reading The Way of Kings (1st book in the Stormlight Archive by Sanderson) right now and it's fantastic. The Red Rising trilogy was a great read as well.
     
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  4. RonBurgundy

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    I invite you to our booklord and savior brandon sanderson thread
     
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    Ordered the way of the Kings. I can't read on a Kindle.
     
  6. RonBurgundy

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    I honestly recommend anything he's written. But TWOK and WOR are super great epic fantasy.

    I just went through the same lull after KKC, GOT, etc, so I read all of Sanderson's collections and then went through Wheel of Time series (14 books), Dark Tower series (7), and I'm on book 2 of Malazan book of the Fallen (10). All worth reading if you like epic fantasy, but Dark Tower isn't classic epic fantasy fwiw.
     
  7. Pharm

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    Not sure I'm ready to invest in a 14 book Series yet
     
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    The Stormlight Archive (The Way of Kings' series) isn't finished yet btw. So if that's a factor, I'd recommend the Mistborn trilogy. Same author.
     
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    And won't be for well over a decade if I recall. Honestly, I trust Brandon to make Stormlight the best series I will ever read. I'm not being hyperbolic.
     
  10. Gin Buckets

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    Wrapping up book 2 now, don't think he'll ever finish this series.
     
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    I follow him on Twitter, he seems to deal with depression and other issues like Scott Lynch, also he is cripplingly critical of his own work and won't send it to to his editor unless it is perfect. He may finish Doors of Stone but I doubt he ever finishes the 2nd trilogy he planned. He also gets pissed when people mention finishing DoS to him on twitter.
     
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  12. RegimentML

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    I'm much more confident in Pat than I am GRRM.
     
  13. miles

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    I never get the impression that Pat isn't busting his ass to finish the 3rd book. As said he's just a perfectionist to the ultimate degree when it comes to this.
     
  14. Gritty Badger

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    His latest blog post was basically how his personal life, despite all the success, is a complete mess due to his mood disorder. I wouldn't expect Book 3 anytime soon, or maybe even at all.
     
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  15. miles

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    :cryingjordan:
     
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  16. Gin Buckets

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    This is why I waited until now to read it, because my rule of thumb is to only fuck with completed series. Reading an unfinished product is just a tease imo.

    I started recently because of the miniseries based on the books coming out.
     
  17. LKRFN88jp

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    Seeing this thread bumped had me hoping for good news. Sucks. I read the first two books three years ago and am holding out hope he finishes the trilogy. When it's announced, I'll begin my re-read that night.
     
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    #118 Gin Buckets, Apr 4, 2017
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    I read Slow Regard. If you like Auri, you'll like it. But it's told from her perspective. So it's predictably odd and aloof.

    He also wrote a Bast short story called The Lightning Tree.
     
  20. Truman

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    The Lightning Tree was great
     
  21. Truman

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    Read these 2 years ago. I can barely remember anything about them except for the broad strokes. :(
     
  22. MORBO!

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    Yea, I might need to do a re-read or just skim some cliff's notes if the third book ever comes out.
     
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  24. RonBurgundy

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    I recently read the slow regard book. It was just ok for me. Very amazing writing/prose and word choice, as per usual from Rothfuss... but character (a little Auri goes a long way, chapter after chapter was a bit much) and plot were severely lackluster, which is usually my biggest driver of enjoyment.

    I need to read lighting tree.

    I mentioned this earlier, but I listened to the podcast with him and the creator of Cards Against Humanity, and found a lot of it very interesting explaining his situation. To sum: the book is done. He told an anecdote about losing his flash drive at the airport with DoS completed on it and panicked because he doesn't want anyone to see it since it is "bad". It is written from start to finish but he isn't done with it since he has an obsession with self editing and revision and is horribly critical with its current iteration. He also has everything he could want, and has no motivation at all to make money or fame, which he says he has too much of already. He has no need to prove anything to anyone at this point but does want to tell more stories, but again his mental illness really makes his process difficult.
     
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  25. miles

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    Random, but sometimes I think Elodin could end up some kind of antagonist.
     
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  27. AUB

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    Trump is collecting rent in Pat's head, no chance book 3 comes out until this administration is out too
     
  28. Jax Teller

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    ?
     
  29. AUB

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    Saw a tweet from Pat where he said he is starting up an activist blog/organization. Dude has been completely consumed by the results of this election (see his twitter timeline) and was struggling even before that to work on book 3.
     
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  30. Irush

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    Halfway through Wise Man's Fear

    When is this nerd dropping book 3
     
  31. Truman

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    never
     
  32. Irush

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    :(

    Joe Abercrombie going to go down as the only fantasy writer to never let me down
     
  33. RegimentML

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    Get to know Brandon Sanderson then
     
  34. RonBurgundy

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    Too busy streaming himself and his kid reading books on Twitch and doing his whole WorldBuilders charity.
     
  35. The Blackfish

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    This. Brandon will never give you up, never let you down, never turn around and desert you.
     
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  36. Irush

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    How dark does Sanderson's stuff get?
     
  37. The Blackfish

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    Not too dark, but it's not rainbows and sunshine
     
  38. Irush

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    Finished it and don't know what to do with myself now :/
     
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  39. Lawnole23

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    Get mad that you'll never get book 3 and also realize even if you do he has way too much shit to finish up that it will likely take 2 more books.
     
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    Welcome to 2011
     
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    Fify
     
  42. The Blackfish

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    Have you done Malazan?
     
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  43. Irush

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    I have not
     
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  45. RonBurgundy

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    I am on book 3. It is excellent. It is hard and at times brutal reading due to complexity of storylines/politics/history, multitude of characters of unique races/ethnicities/species, and crazy unique magic systems.

    Malazan is to fantasy genre as Dark Souls is to video games.
     
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  46. Lawnole23

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    I've started reading the Old Man's War series. I flew through the first 2 books but have hit a wall so I'm going to take a couple of weeks off from it.
     
  47. RegimentML

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    http://deadline.com/2017/10/lin-man...cle-adaptation-showtime-lionsgate-1202195413/

    Showtime is developing a television series adaptation of The Kingkiller Chronicle, based on the bestselling Patrick Rothfuss book series produced by Lionsgate, with Lin-Manuel Miranda executive producing. John Rogers (Leverage, The Player) serves as showrunner and Miranda also will compose music for the series, which is based on Rothfuss’ global bestselling contemporary fantasy trilogy.

    Lin-Manuel Miranda Boards Lionsgate's 'The Kingkiller Chronicle' To Produce TV Series, Movie...

    The Kingkiller Chronicle is a collaborative franchise from Lionsgate that includes a TV series adaption, a major feature film and interactive games all being developed concurrently. Miranda has been attached to the franchise as creative producer since Lionsgate announced it last year.

    Set in the world of the popular fantasy series by Rothfuss, The Kingkiller Chronicle will follow a pair of wandering performers on their adventures through the unique and startling world of Temerant, immersing audiences in a universe of unexpected heroes, mystical places, and terrifying dark forces. It is a world that has delighted readers and critics alike, selling more than 10 million copies in 35 languages across the globe. The television adaption is a subversive origin story set a generation before the events of the trilogy’s first novel, The Name of the Wind.

    Rogers, Miranda, Rothfuss, Robert Lawrence (Clueless, Die Hard with a Vengeance) and Jennifer Court (The Player) will executive produce. Lawrence also played a key role in bringing the project to Showtime.

    “Showtime has always championed bold storytelling,” said Miranda. “Pat Rothruss’ Kingkiller series is some of the most exciting storytelling I have ever read. I could not be more thrilled to help bring the sights and sounds of his wondrous world of Temerant to the screen.”

    The Kingkiller Chronicle moves Showtime into a new genre in a powerful and unique way, led by the talented Lin-Manuel Miranda and John Rogers,” said Gary Levine, Showtime Networks’ President of Programming. “We can’t wait for this talented team to harness the magic of Kingkiller to transport us all into an awesome new world.”

    The Kingkiller Chronicle is one of the most coveted properties in the world, and we’re thrilled to partner with a brilliant creator in Pat Rothfuss, a creative genius in Lin-Manuel Miranda and a renowned showrunner in John Rogers,” said Lionsgate Television Group Chairman Kevin Beggs. “With Showtime as our network partner, we continue to assemble a world-class team for our Kingkiller franchise.”

    Miranda won two Tony Awards for his musical Hamilton, which received a Tony-record 16 noms, winning 11. He earned his first two nominations and won his first Tony for In the Heights. He has been nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards, winning for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for the 67th Tony Awards. He also received Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for the original song “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana. His onscreen credits include How I Met Your Mother, Modern Family, The Sopranos and The Electric Company, as well as the upcoming feature Mary Poppins Returns.

    Rogers created and executive produced the series Leverage, The Librarians and The Player. His feature film credits include Transformers, The Core and American Outlaws. He also has a background in comics including the Blue Beetle relaunch for DC Comics.
     
  48. Irush

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    But where’s doors of stone tho
     
  49. Damion

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    please tell me the Showtime series isn't going to be a musical
     
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