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Doors of Stone (The Kingkiller Chronicle #3)

4.48 of 5 stars 4.48  ·  rating details  ·  1,445 ratings  ·  232 reviews
The eagerly awaited third book of The Kingkiller Chronicle.
Published by Gollancz (first published January 1st 2017)
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Suzanne I'd think someone who can't spell "trilogies" (it's plural, not possessive), wouldn't be so bothered by someone not writing fast enough for their…moreI'd think someone who can't spell "trilogies" (it's plural, not possessive), wouldn't be so bothered by someone not writing fast enough for their taste. The only person who should feel "shame" is you. You want to criticize someone who wrote a book you love? You do better. I dare you.

I just finished the second, and will wait just as long as he damn well wants me to for the third. (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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Dec 04, 2013 Campbell marked it as to-read
Recommends it for: All the others of the Family.
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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
Dec 04, 2013 Beth marked it as to-read
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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
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:

Michelle Cano
Apr 17, 2014 Michelle Cano marked it as to-read
conociendo a Pat la espera será muy larga :(

Paula Konstantinova

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
Eric Allen
Nov 10, 2014 Eric Allen added it
Shelves: newp
*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.
Raeleen Lemay
Oct 11, 2015 Raeleen Lemay marked it as to-read
Shelves: wishlist
literally me right now:

May 13, 2012 Dreamer marked it as not-published-yet
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).
Nov 27, 2014 Petra marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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
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.


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
Apr 14, 2015 Solemn marked it as to-read
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
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.
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.
Nov 13, 2014 julio 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

"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
Jun 15, 2015 Kcatty marked it as not-released
Shelves: to-get, o-p-q-r
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. Everybody knows that, in all probability, Lady Lackless is Kvothe's aunt. Mr Ash might be an Amyr, or a Chandrian. Yes, we know this. You are not exclusively privy to these
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
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
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?'
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.
Jeff O'Quinn
Sep 23, 2012 Jeff O'Quinn marked it as to-read
Robert D
Oct 14, 2014 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
Feb 12, 2014 Kc marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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
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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
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Other Books in the Series

The Kingkiller Chronicle (5 books)
  • The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
  • The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2)
  • Vindens namn, del 1 (Berättelsen om kungadråparen, #1)
  • Jméno větru - kniha druhá (Kronika Královraha, #1)
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1) The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2) The Slow Regard of Silent Things (The Kingkiller Chronicle #2.5) The Thing Beneath the Bed (The Adventures of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle #1) The Dark of Deep Below (The Adventures of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle #2)

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