The Kingkiller Chronicles

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  1. MORBO!

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    lolno

    You realize Lin doesn't just do musicals, right? He's also a composer. Hell, he even helped compose some of the music for Force Awakens.
     
  2. Damion

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    I just saw where the series was going to follow a couple performers and Lin was involved and that's the first thing that popped into my head
     
  3. Gritty Badger

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    Based off of the initial synopsis I'm guessing the performers are going to be Kvothe's parents?
     
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  4. miles

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    That would be a short series
     
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  5. Gritty Badger

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    Its an origin story so not sure why you would think that
     
  6. miles

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    Just saw that. Seems an odd choice to me. Kvothe's story is a lot of the appeal.
     
  7. miles

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    Maybe they're gonna save Qvothe's story for the big screen.
     
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  8. RonBurgundy

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    idk Lin Manuel did the Moana music and for a kid’s movie that was p solid imo gbr nfm.

    Will watch regardless as long as it’s not abysmal.

    Also Pat has like 20 years of mental stories/ideas from this universe, I’m sure they’ll be able to scrounge up some decent plot lines
     
  9. miles

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    Yeah Miranda is talented af. I'm sure the music will be good and he'll adapt it in a way that fits the tone.
     
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  10. RegimentML

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    So did anyone else buy this? I now have three copies of this book (the original paperback I read, a signed copy, and this 10th anniversary edition). I might have a problem.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. MORBO!

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    Opened thread thinking maybe there was a small chance we were getting a release date or some news on the third book. Damn.
     
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  12. The Blackfish

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    I bought an autographed version of it
     
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  13. RegimentML

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    :respek:
     
  14. Irush

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    God damn it
     
  15. RonBurgundy

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    Thread bump did just put them on my list for a reread, got the urge flipping through the thread
     
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  16. Lawnole23

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    As someone who always clicks the Winds of Winter thread on the ASOIAF board I knew this would not be about a release date.
     
  17. Gritty Badger

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    I hate all of you
     
  18. Swamp_Monkey

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    http://variety.com/2018/film/news/s...-lionsgate-and-lin-manuel-miranda-1202678969/

     
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  19. RegimentML

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    I'd be lying if I said I knew much about directors, but Raimi seems like an odd choice. He's always seemed a bit over the top to me.
     
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  20. Swamp_Monkey

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    Yeah, if he actually ends up making the movie I think it'll be a little too much slapstick and comic-booky for my taste. Don't get me wrong, I liked his Spiderman movies and of course the Evil Dead series, but it doesn't seem like the right fit for this material.
     
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  21. billdozer

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    With the way Rothfuss is going, the last movie will be out before the book.
     
  22. Constant

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    Not really a problem.

    Sincerely,
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  23. RegimentML

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    Patrick Rothfuss Calls The Kingkiller Chronicle a “Prologue,” Implying More Temerant Novels

    At a recent spotlight panel at Emerald City Comic-Con, Patrick Rothfuss gave fans some indirect intel on The Doors of Stone, the eagerly-awaited third book in his epic fantasy trilogy The Kingkiller Chronicle. While it was neither a release date nor plot details, his answer to a fan question could recontextualize both the book and the trilogy as a whole: When asked by if he’s “a DM [Dungeon Master] taking us on a journey where the bard is the hero of the story?”, Rothfuss responded, “It’s way worse than that. I am an author who has tricked you into reading a trilogy that is a million-word prologue.”


    Does that mean that The Kingkiller Chronicle—in which legendary-bard-Kvothe-turned-humble-innkeeper-Kote tells his life story to a Chronicler over three days—is all just setup? After learning Kvothe’s tragic origin story, including the brutal murder of his parents, readers have long expected to learn of the particular downfall that causes him to flee into obscurity. Yet, rather than that be the final narrative of the series, it would appear that Kote’s story is part of a larger, presumably even more epic, story that’s just gaining steam. As Newsweek points out, while readers don’t know what bad fortune befell Kvothe, they do know that its ramifications have spread to the land of Temerant, causing wars, famines, and more. As Kote himself says: “All of this is my fault. The scrael, the war. All my fault.”

    This isn’t the first time that Rothfuss has mentioned having future books planned in the Kingkiller universe. During a livestream Q&A in early 2017, in which he announced the tenth anniversary edition of The Name of the Wind, he also clarified that while book 3 would be the last book in this particular series, that didn’t mean it was the ending:

    Book 3 closes this arc of story. Book 3 will not be the final book set in this world. Big distinction there!

    He went on to reference how the Lord of the Rings trilogy wrapped up its epic story without providing closure on every single character or world detail, comparing it to his own intentions for book 3:

    There’s a ton of unanswered questions—so yeah, that’s actually the mark of a good story, and so I won’t be answering everything, but the truth is, you don’t want me to. You might think you want me to, but you don’t. And even if you really do, I still won’t. Just because it’s impossible.

    What’s interesting is that back in 2012, a year after The Wise Man’s Fear was published, Locus Magazine announced a book sale by Rothfuss to DAW Books (the publisher of Kingkiller). The sale was described as “the first book in a new fantasy series.” Could this post-“prologue” series have been in the works for six or more years?

    We know that Rothfuss has plenty of ideas to expand the world of Temerant, as the forthcoming Kingkiller Chronicle adaptation includes both a movie version of The Name of the Wind (directed by Sam Raimi) and a prequel television series (overseen by Lin-Manuel Miranda).
     
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  25. RegimentML

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    My exact thought. The man's been writing this trilogy since the early 90s and he thinks he's going to publish even more novels?
     
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  26. Constant

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    I don't see a problem.

    - GRR Martin.
     
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  27. Swamp_Monkey

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    Yeah, come on. I mean, it's great that he's got a plan to write more about the world he's created, but that's pretty useless until he actually publishes again.

    Fucking tease.
     
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  28. RonBurgundy

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  29. Irush

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    Slow your roll on the David Mitchell slander my guy
     
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  30. ned's head

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    Anyone read the broken earth trilogy? It has 2 of the top 31 and is actually complete.
     
  31. billdozer

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    Just finished it. I liked it but it wasn't anything special. A lot of it is in second person, which was annoying.
     
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  32. BayouMafia

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    I read the first one and am maybe a third of the way through the second but have lost interest. My wife loved them though...

    I loved Cloud Atlas, but I'm a Mitchell fanboy and think number9dream and The Bone Clocks are both better. Cloud Atlas gets so much acclaim though because of its scope and structure. Also the way Mitchell links his novels with common (though not always directly obvious) characters and plot points pays fan service to those of us who read all of his works.
     
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  34. Irush

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    I need a fantasy series to get into
    I’ve read these, ASOIAF, First Law, The Witcher books, LOTR, and got halfway through Wheel of Time

    Getting the fantasy itch someone help me
     
  35. The Blackfish

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    Malazan Book of the Fallen since I will no longer allow you to read Brandon Sanderson after you besmirched him.
     
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  36. Irush

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    Are you gate keeping me
     
  37. The Blackfish

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    oh indeed
     
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  38. RonBurgundy

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    Love Malazan but reading each book is like running a marathon barefoot while juggling.

    Worth it but oh boy
     
  39. Irush

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    Getting Way of Kings after work
     
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  40. billdozer

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    I've enjoyed the Lightbringer series so far. But Malazan is the answer.
     
  41. Irush

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    Tell me more about Malazan

    How violent we getting and do main characters get fucked up
     
  42. The Blackfish

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    Extreme violence and when it comes to main characters he makes GRRM look like JK Rowling
     
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  43. The Blackfish

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    The only problem with Malazan is that Erikson doesn't coddle the reader. He drops you in the middle of the world and lets you figure out whats going on yourself. He is an incredible writer and world builder though.
     
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  44. RegimentML

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    If you're just looking for some light, fun SFF books don't read Malazan. If you're looking for one of the GOAT SFF series, that require you to pay attention and will often make you confused, read Malazan
     
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  45. Irush

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    Think you guys sold me in Malazan

    Little apprehensive about a book with a guy named Whiskeyjack but I’ll give it a go
     
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  46. RonBurgundy

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    no spoilers to anything but Malazan has 3 characters that are among my favorite characters in any fantasy book ever written.
     
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  47. Constant

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    Cool then he slaughters them all?
     
  48. RonBurgundy

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    2 of the 3 are still alive for sure and I’m assuming the other is probably alive as well. I’m only through book 6 so potentially all of them are dead by book 10 idk
     
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  49. RegimentML

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    The eccentric names are a positive imo