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Doors of Stone (The Kingkiller Chronicle #3)

4.31  ·  Rating Details ·  1,952 Ratings  ·  306 Reviews
The eagerly awaited third book of The Kingkiller Chronicle.
Hardcover, 896 pages
Published by Gollancz
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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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Nov 05, 2014 Campbell marked it as to-read
Recommends it for: All the others of the Family.
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Nov 13, 2014 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
Apr 14, 2014 Glen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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:

Nov 05, 2014 Beth marked it as to-read
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Raeleen Lemay
Apr 29, 2016 Raeleen Lemay marked it as to-read
Shelves: wishlist
literally me right now:

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

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
Bryan Russell
Feb 13, 2016 Bryan Russell marked it as to-read
"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?
Nov 13, 2014 Sam rated it it was amazing
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
Paula Bee
Nov 13, 2014 Paula Bee marked it as to-read

Eric Allen
Aug 07, 2016 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.
Oct 08, 2015 Samantha rated it did not like it
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
May 13, 2014 Idcboobs rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 27, 2015 London rated it did not like it
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
Bookworm Sean
May 18, 2016 Bookworm Sean marked it as to-read
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.

Apr 01, 2014 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).
Jul 02, 2016 Solemn rated it did not like it
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
Nov 13, 2014 Sean rated it it was amazing
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
Nov 13, 2014 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
Nov 13, 2014 Noal rated it did not like it
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 ...more
Robin (Bridge Four)
Sep 05, 2016 Robin (Bridge Four) marked it as to-read
Look it has a cover. Does this mean we will have a release date soon.....

Twerking To Beethoven
Apr 22, 2016 Twerking To Beethoven rated it did not like it
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
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
Nov 13, 2014 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.
OH MY GOD! We have a COVER!!! Check out this awesome fan made cover!

Source: Kernel's Corner
Nov 13, 2014 Cj rated it it was amazing

"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
Nov 13, 2014 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
Nov 13, 2014 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
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
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, ...more
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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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