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Doors of Stone (The Kingkiller Chronicle #3)

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The third book of The Kingkiller Chronicle.
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Michael Mclure All ya'll impatient mofos need to chill the f-bomb out! You're lucky Pat has written the 2 excellent kingkiller books he's written and you'll be lucky…moreAll ya'll impatient mofos need to chill the f-bomb out! You're lucky Pat has written the 2 excellent kingkiller books he's written and you'll be lucky again if he finishes the 3rd. True art is not a vending machine. Get used to waiting, and count your blessed stars you were born in a country so rich in entertainment culture. Go re-read Martin or Tolkien or Ondaatje or play dark souls and demon's souls or learn the banjo or hike the inca trail but stop whining and moaning and bitching pa-leeze!(less)
Donna I thought this a reasonable question that few people actually answered. This series has taught me a lesson that I thought I had learned before but…moreI thought this a reasonable question that few people actually answered. This series has taught me a lesson that I thought I had learned before but apparently not well enough. Don't get a book that is part of a series until the entire series is published.(less)

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Jul 25, 2010 Campbell marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All the others of the Family.
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May 09, 2012 Patrick added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 14, 2014 Glen rated it it was amazing
They called him Rothfuss the Ruthless.
Rothfuss the Ruggard.
Rothfuss the Righteous.
He had earned those names. Bought and paid for them.

They say he could stop a man's heart with one word:

Aug 11, 2011 Beth marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Bryan Russell
"When you wait a few span or month to hear a finished song, the anticipation adds savor. But after a year excitement begins to sour."

-Kvothe, The Name of the Wind, Ch. 12

What happens after 5 years?
Aug 09, 2014 Petra marked it as to-read
I started reading this series because I was looking for something to read while waiting for the Winds of Winter.

I mean what's a better way to get over your obsession with an unfinished series than getting obsessed with yet another one right?!

So my new policy: NEVER start reading a fantasy series unless all the books are out. Fantasy authors are demons who are put on this earth to crush your soul and suck the life out of you while you wait endless years for the next installment.

So you know what
Raeleen Lemay
Oct 18, 2013 Raeleen Lemay marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wishlist
literally me right now:

Michelle Cano
conociendo a Pat la espera será muy larga :(

Apr 17, 2012 Sam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Oct 08, 2015 Samantha rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
One star. Because holy fuck. We see you. We see you at Comic Con and at NerdCon and at PAX. We see you doing this podcast. And that podcast. We see you writing short stories, novellas, and contributing to anthologies. We see you hawking Kickstarter shit and writing for video games. We now see that you're doing some nonsense about ancient gods and monsters on the History Channel (really, The History Channel? Really?). We see you traveling here, and traveling there. We see you with Worldbuilders. ...more
Paula Bee

Eric Allen
*light shines down from the heavens*

*Beethoven's 9th begins playing somewhere*

As of the beginning of the month I have quit my job as a critic and thus am freed from any and all obligations to read and review this book.


I will never touch another book by Patrick Rothfuss again, including this one. I'm done. No more. The man made such a bad impression with me on his second book that I'm just finished caring about him, this series, and any other books he may publish in the future.
May 13, 2014 Idcboobs rated it did not like it
Seeing as the book has yet to release and there are already hundreds of 5 star ratings i find it only fair that a book that has enraged me to this point deserves a 1 star.

of course i will buy the book and i more than likely will enjoy the book but that won't help me to like the book as i did with the first.

First let me say; before the release of the name of the wind, Patrick Rothfuss announced the completion of all three books, the three books in this trilogy were completed, the three books who
Bookdragon Sean
May 18, 2016 Bookdragon Sean marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
This is such a redundant update. Is it really a surprise that I’m dying to read this? If you’ve read the first two books in the series, you’ll know exactly what I mean……the wait is slowly killing me.

Aug 27, 2015 London rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Sadly, I would discourage anyone from reading this series, for the sole reason that I no longer believe it will ever be finished.

I would never have started the series had it not been stated that the story as a whole was already complete and all that remained was some editing on the final book.

It has been years without any update as to where in the editing process the author has reached, nor any explanation as to what may be causing delays. Meanwhile, the author has published and released anothe
Feb 24, 2015 Solemn rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Here are a few things that i've figured out.

The Lackless Box

Only a few hands have ever held the Lackless box. It is a treasure that has been shrowded in mystery for thousands of years. I may not know what is in it. But i'm reasonably certain of the fact that box itself is made out of wood from the Cthaeh tree. When inspecting the Lackless box Kvothe admits that he doesn't know what kind of wood it's made of. He knows that its old, and has a lot of iron in it and he knows that is smells familia
Twerking To Beethoven
According to what I read on fantasy-faction, DOS won't be released in 2015 either. 2016? Me arse. 2017 maybe. At this point, I'm giving up on Rothfuss altogether.

And, since I don't give a poo anymore, I'll just write down the right epilogue to "Doors of Stone" for ya'll to enjoy.

Sorry about the spoilers an'all but, as I stated, I don't give a flying squirrel's chuff anymore.

So here we go.

"DOORS OF STONE" in less than two minutes!

Kvothe goes on a furnication-rampage and proceeds to have sexual
Apr 14, 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).
Robin (Bridge Four)
Look it has a cover. Does this mean we will have a release date soon.....

Sep 03, 2012 Sean rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jun 02, 2012 Noal rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
At this point I no longer desire to read Mr. Rothfuss's final installment. I have lost all respect for the author and his tactics, which have now become obvious ploys, at least to me, to make a killing on this book financially when it finally makes the scene. It was my understanding that the entire series was written when the first book came out, which in itself was spouted in wonderment at that time. Since the release of the second installment, we have been strung along with one excuse after an ...more
Eon ♒Windrunner♒
Well we were just talking about this book last week and now actually get an update, though, it's not what we have been hoping for.

On Friday, Feb 3rd, Rothfuss answered some questions on twitchstream...

“The book that I would love to have ready to give you is book 3,” Rothfuss said. “I hope you all know that.”

Q: Is there a publication date for book 3?
A: No - would share it if I had it.

Q: How do you feel the writing is going on book 3 today (as opposed to two years ago, when you jokingly rated i
Sep 16, 2012 Nicholas marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I'm coming close to dropping Rothfuss and his Kingkiller series from my list of series I'll automatically pick up soon after publication.


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
Aug 08, 2012 julio marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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
OH MY GOD! We have a COVER!!! Check out this awesome fan made cover!

Source: Kernel's Corner
Feb 28, 2012 Jake marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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.
Aug 30, 2016 Kaladin rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The only thing worse than Rothfuss is the pathetic delusional fans that grovel at his feet and still defend him despite his attitude.

I honestly hate the author. Not because he's a slow writer, but because of his awful attitude towards his fans.

He goes off on fans for asking perfectly reasonable questions.

A few years ago someone asked him for an update on the third book, and he got so butthurt he said it would come out in 2020.

He KNOWS that all anyone cares about is the third book, it's the only
Apr 30, 2012 Cj rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

"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
Sep 23, 2011 Lauren marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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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 his friends
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Other Books in the Series

The Kingkiller Chronicle (3 books)
  • The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
  • The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2)

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