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Doors of Stone (The Kingkiller Chronicle #3)

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The eagerly awaited third book of The Kingkiller Chronicle.
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Published by Brilliance Audio (first published August 20th 2015)
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Patrick
Dec 04, 2013 Patrick added it  ·  (Review from the author)
While it's nice to see folks out there giving this book five stars, and in some cases even reviewing it, I'll admit that I'm kinda puzzled.

After thinking it over for a while, I've realized there's only one explanation for this:

Time travelers love my books.

This is strangely reassuring, as it lets me know that, eventually, I do finish my revisions, and the book turns out good enough so that I still have a following out there in the big ball of wibbly-wobbly.... timey-wimey.... stuff that I like...more
Campbell
Dec 04, 2013 Campbell marked it as to-read Recommends it for: All the others of the Family.
Shelves: unreleased
The wait is going to kill me.

So, rather than wait patiently like any other sane individual, I am going to speculate. Of course I am. So... the speculation after two reads and one listen of The Name of the Wind, and one read of The Wise Man's Fear (Do not fret, everyone, for I will be reading that one again as well):

Please take note: This review contains spoilers for books 1 and 2

The Doors:

So, as the third book in the Kingkiller Chronicle is named 'The Doors of Stone,' it is quite obviously requi...more
Beth
Dec 04, 2013 Beth marked it as to-read
One of the most obvious (but not at the time) potential reason for the loss of Kvothe's powers and transformation into Kote is actually in the first chapter of The Name of the Wind.

"He called himself Kote. He had chosen the name carefully when he came to this place. He had taken a new name for most of the usual reasons and for some of the unusual reasons as well, not the least of which was the fact that Names were important him."

It's easy to disregard this as significant so early in the series,...more
John
Jun 21, 2012 John added it
Proof that Kvothe is Lady Meluan's nephew right here.
These are the lyrics to the song that led to Arliden (Father of
Kvothe) sleeping under the wagon.

Dark Laurian, Arliden's wife,
Has a face like a blade of a knife
Has a voice like a prickledown burr
But can tally a sum like a moneylender.
My sweet Tally cannot cook.
But she keeps a tidy ledger-book
For all her faults I do confess
It's worth my life
To make my wife
Not tally a lot less

Last line, ever play that game where you have to say some ra...more
Paula Bascur
Jan 10, 2014 Paula Bascur marked it as to-read
ROTHFUSS:

YOU BETTER COME OUT WITH THAT THIRD BOOK AND YOU BETTER COME OUT WITH IT QUICK!!! I SWEAR IF IT TAKES YOU SEVEN YEARS TO FINISH THIS I’LL DIE! BUT, HOW ARE YOU GOING TO FINISH EVERYTHING IN A THIRD BOOK IF THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF QUESTIONS STILL UNANSWERED!!??
Sam
It is absolutely unbelievable how many connections there are in this book. In no particular order, here are some interesting things I picked up on:

Kote is the proprietor of a quaint little inn named The Waystone Inn. If you remember, a very young Kvothe explains to Abenthy the tradition of the Greystones, or Waystones, as being an unexpected and pleasant break from the road. Hence, The Waystone Inn. Ironically, the inn Kote runs is of much better quality and offers a much larger selection of goo...more
Eric Allen
Mar 21, 2014 Eric Allen marked it as to-read
**Disclaimer**
The following disclaimer is for people who possess a sense of humor. If you do not possess a sense of humor, or do not find my particular brand of humor to be funny, you may be offended by it.
**Disclaimer**

***Disclaimer***
If you are a worshiper of the Almighty Rothfuss, hallowed be the name of He who is the splendorous Savior of Humanity, cannot abide to see His sacred name taken in vain, and cannot understand why anyone would dislike one of His holy books of scripture, do yourself...more
Dreamer
May 13, 2012 Dreamer marked it as not-published-yet  ·  review of another edition
Can't wait for this book to come out. Patrick Rothfuss is an incredible writer. We all want Kvothe to get his powers back..

Trilogies are so much better than epic fantasy series that just go on & on & on & on (take note George RR Martin).
Nicholas
Sep 16, 2012 Nicholas marked it as to-read
I'm coming close to dropping Rothfuss and his Kingkiller series from my list of series I'll automatically pick up soon after publication.

Why?

Well, the recent Jezebel post "Bestselling Fantasy Author Writes Icky Sexist Blog Posts" gets at some of it. The post is a bit overblown and take some of Rothfuss' stuff out of context. However, no one who is paying any attention at all will miss the fact that Rothfuss writes female characters like a bit of a douchebag. That is to say, he markets himself as...more
Sean
I have a few suggestions myself as to the mysteries of the book. If you are anti-spoilers, DO NOT READ PAST THIS POINT.

For many, the immediate assumption is that Kvothe and Denna will get together. I initially assumed this as well, however i found something that was a little misleading if this was the case.

Kvothe quite clearly states when "The Woman" is enterring into the book:

'Kvothe smiled. "Not women, Bast. A woman. The woman." Kvothe looked
at Chronicler. "You have heard bits and pieces, I do...more
Jake
Feb 28, 2012 Jake marked it as to-read
Shelves: can-t-wait
Just so everyone knows, page 496 of The Name of The Wind, Master kilven says "Do you know the saing 'Chan Vaen edan Kote'?" Then explains that it means "Expect Disaster every seven years." Some languages tend to share certain simularities. I might be completely wrong but i look at chan to mean seven. Chandrian means seven, so i'm just assuming chan is also seven. I can explain my other musings, but honeslty it's just a guess. I believe Kote means Disaster.
Elisa
Don't understand why goodreads allows reviews on books that haven't been published. Clearly, we can't take most 4-5 star ratings too seriously...
Lauren
Sep 23, 2011 Lauren marked it as to-read
HOW WILL I EVER WAIT THIS LONG!!!!! Guess it gives a good reason to re-read the first two before this one hits the shelves.
Rami Rashmawi
Jul 30, 2012 Rami Rashmawi marked it as to-read
Um... was just rereading Wise Mans fear and realized that when Kvothe is with Felurian, he asks her the name of the shaper who stole the moon and she says "I dont know that one, though he is shut beyond the doors of Stone." Maybe this has something to do with the 3rd book?

Edit: Found another mention, in NotW, when Skarpi is telling the story of Lanre he says "After the battle was finished and the enemy was set behind the DOORS OF STONE...". It interested me because he calls the war that was happ...more
Kcatty
Nov 03, 2012 Kcatty marked it as not-released
Shelves: to-get, o-p-q-r, r-big
I haven't read it. I don't know how it'll end. And yet I already want to buy it. This shows how much I love this series. Patrick Rothfuss is awesome. Seriously awesome.
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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
Many people have been posting their predictions/guesses for yet-revealed information in their reviews, particularly regarding Lady Lackless, Denna, Mr Ash and the Amyr. No, this is not to tell them to stop.
Rather, please stop saying you have it "all figured out." You do not have it all figured out. Ever...more
Michelle Cano
conociendo a Pat la espera será muy larga :(




Cj


"Give a man a question and he will find his own answer" - Rothfuss leaves us puzzles/clues all over

He's a frigging fantasy wizard - GE-NI-OUS!!!

I can't wait for 'The Doors of Stone" - Can't stop going through the first two for little tidbits.

All my previous guessing had me believing this title only refers to the two Lockless doors at the Lackless estates and within the university archives. Upon further review, I believe the gray stones have to be included in that. Remember the folklore surroun...more
Timblecricket
So, during the second book, Fear, if you will, I grew a bit disappointed with the editor. I know, beloved Rothfuss, that your words are spun of gold, but the best editors have balls of mithryl and they will chop away fearlessly at the bits that drag. Your first was beyond measure, your second a jewel worth polishing. Your third is named to please. All of that said, I will read every word that you write as long as I am able, with pleasure, again and again. Thank you.
Travis Crum
i am eagerly awaiting this third book. the only other series i like this well in the last 20 years would be robin hobbs farseer chronicles. both series also feature a highly developed, flawed , central character struggling with both his own powers and his relationship to the rest of the world. most fantasy and sci-fi lack depth and sublety in their characterization and rely upon magical gimmicks ad and the like. kvothe is a strong character because his good points are balanced by his vanity,his...more
Jeff O'Quinn
Sep 23, 2012 Jeff O'Quinn marked it as to-read
WILL YOU PLEASE HURRY THE #^>& UP with this BOOK!!!!!
Nick
I like to think about these stories, so here's what I've been thinking of. In WMF (I think it was that one) Denna is asking the boys (wil, simmon and kvothe) about they're university magic. She starts asking questions, "does anyone you know have the ability to read things out, and it will just automatically come true?" Kvothe tells her that there is no one with this ability. Also, earlier, they are in Kellins sitting room at the inn. Kvothe shows Denna the sygaldry on the bell she has. She seems...more
Robert D
Oct 15, 2013 Robert D marked it as to-read
I won't rate this because I do not fall under the time traveler category that Rothfuss refers to in his blog. I will simply say that I am dying for this book to come out. Speaking of dying, I recently attended a funeral that got me thinking. How many fans would you say have passed since The Name of the Wind was released in 2007? It is likely that The Doors of Stone will not be released until March of 2014 if all goes well. Thus, seven years have passed since the release of the first book. If ro...more
Kc
Feb 12, 2014 Kc marked it as to-read
Patrick! Your getting as bad as George Martin with this waiting for your book crap! My beard is getting Jesus long waiting for this so called "3rd day". I've seen at least several hundred suns ups and suns down waiting for your damn "day"!!! You should join the NSA with your torture techniques. I'm impressed. You went from stranger, to intriguing new hope, blossomed into love(and don't deny thats what it became fucker) of your style of writing and imagination, to begging for more, to waiting, wa...more
Leo
One of my ideas is, that bredon, who taught kvothe playing tak, maybe is lord ash.

Their are a few hints, like they both are supposedly high skilled dancers.
Denna mets mr ash in vintas and she said that he is a member of mare alverons court.
Devan said that the man who was meeting denna in the eollian was withe haired rich and noble.
During Kvothes time in Vintas Denna and Bredon are leaving at the same time.
We also no that mr Ash sometimes uses a walking stick when he hits Denna.
And bredon always...more
Alvi Chowdhury
I'm regretting reading the Kingkiller Chronicle.. Just because it's so good can't wait for this next book.
Few things I noticed that some reviews haven't mentioned..

Sword
Kvothe's new sword.. Folly which is an odd name, which may reflect the choices Kvothe's made and what he thinks when he get the sword..
Then he set the sword on the mounting board. Its grey-white metal shone against the dark roah behind it. While the handle could be seen, it was dark enough to be almost indistinguishable from the...more
j  u  l  i  o
Feb 10, 2014 j u l i o marked it as to-read
for some reason people have taken it upon themselves to use their review space for an as-yet-unpublished novel to talk shit about the author.

a lot of people.

i recommend the immediate flagging of all such reviews.

also the enthusiastic gibbeting of their creators.

and the immediate canonization of the holy sacred Text That Is Still Too WIP To Have Given Any Sane Person Cause To Have Any Opinion Whatsoever On Anything, Ever.

under no circumstances should you peruse such reviews in the interval betwee...more
Nermin
Feb 10, 2013 Nermin marked it as to-read
"Publication date: Currently set by an irritated Pat Rothfuss as 2025. Probably not the real release date."

I know Pat is not really serious but this still makes me want to cry. What's with the fantasy authors? Why do they like to torture their fans so much?

I guess 'write, Pat, write like the wind' wouldn't be appropriate and original so shall we sing 'write, Pat, write like the Chronicler?'
Katrina
Mar 12, 2013 Katrina marked it as to-read
My lucky brother in law got to party with Mr. Rothfuss AGAIN this year at Comic Con. He said it's sounding like it'll be at least 2014 before the book is released. Not very surprising but very disappointing. I can't wait!
Jesse
After I read this I will probably cry. I have never loved any character in any form of entertainment more than I have loved Kvothe!
Clayton Rabideau
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WHen is the Release DATE??? 17 397 Mar 28, 2014 03:37PM  
Is this the end of the series? 16 350 Mar 05, 2014 04:07AM  
Possible hint as to what's behind the Doors of Stone 14 264 Dec 14, 2013 03:51PM  
Lanre's power? and an observation... 1 32 Oct 17, 2013 07:26AM  
Doors of stone = greystones? 5 40 Aug 23, 2013 05:40PM  
Rothfussians: What are your plans for reading TDOS? 21 121 Jul 08, 2013 05:43PM  
Any predicions on the legth??? 2 32 Jul 03, 2013 01:18PM  
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It all began when Pat Rothfuss was born to a marvelous set of parents. Throughout his formative years they encouraged him to do his best, gave him good advice, and were no doubt appropriately dismayed when he failed to live up to his full potential.

In high-school Pat was something of a class clown. His hobbies included reading a novel or two a day and giving relationship advice to all of his femal...more
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