The third and final novel in The Kingkiller Chronicle is all set to be published soon. But before that, the audience is kind of curious about a lot of things. And here’s what we know so far about the upcoming novel.
Patrick Rothfuss, a well-known author, wrote the novel. Rothfuss stated in an interview shortly before the release of his first novel, The Name of the Wind, that he had The Doors of Stone in mind as a possible title for his third novel.
Over 10 million copies of the series books have been sold. Well, Patrick Rothfuss also released the prologue to The Doors of Stone, his long-awaited novel. Let’s go exploring.
What To Expect From The Doors Of Stone?
The story is told in the form of a “story-within-a-story.” The Doors of Stone will continue Kvothe’s narrative where The Wise Man’s Fear left off. It will cover the third and final day of the story as told by Chronicler, bringing “Kvothe’s story” and the “arc” that started in The Name of the Wind to a close.
Rothfuss, on the other hand, plans to write more works set in Temerant. The novel’s release date has not yet been announced, and we are still waiting for an official confirmation.
The author once stated, “I worked on The Wise Man’s Fear for a long time and there were a ton of problems with it.”
Rothfuss then added, “and it didn’t match up with the first book anymore in a lot of places because I had changed so much and improved it and characters had been added and character stories had been developed and expanded on. So then I had to do all of that, plus I was a better writer than I really fleshed things out and did a bunch of stuff.”
Prologue Of ‘Doors Of Stone’
The prologue read by Rothfuss reads, “It was still night in the middle of Newarre. The Waystone Inn lay in silence and it was a silence of three parts. The most obvious part was a vast echoing quiet made by things that were lacking.
If the horizon had shown the slightest kiss of blue, the town would be stirring. There would be the crackle of kindling, the gentle murmur of water simmering for porridge or tea. The slow dewy hush of folk walking through the grass would have brushed the silence off the front steps of houses with the indifferent briskness of an old birch broom.
If Newarre had been large enough to warrant watchmen, they would have trudged and grumbled the silence away like an unwelcome stranger. If there’d been music… but no of course there was no music. In fact, there were none of these things, and so the silence remained.
In the basement of the Waystone, there was the smell of coal smoke and seared iron. Everywhere was the evidence of hurried work, tools scattered, bottles left in disarray, a spill of acid hissed quietly to itself, having slopped over the edge of a wide stone bowl.
Nearby the bricks of a tiny forge made small, sweet pinging noises as they cooled. These tiny forgotten noises added a furtive silence to a large echoing one. They bound it together like tiny stitches of bright brass thread. The low drumming counterpoint, a timbre beat behind a song.
The third silence was not an easy thing to notice. If you listened long enough, you might begin to feel it in the chill copper of the Waystone’s locks turned tight to keep the night at bay. It lurked in the thick timbers of the door and nestled deep in the building’s gray foundation stones.
And it was in the hands of the man who had designed the Inn as he slowly undressed beside a bare and narrow bed. The man had true red hair, red as flame. His eyes were dark and weary and he moved with the slow care of a man who is badly hurt, tired, or old beyond his years.
The Waystone was his just as the third silence was his. This was appropriate as it was the greatest silence of the three, holding the others inside themselves. It was deep and wide as autumn’s ending. It was heavy as a great river smooth stone. It was the patient cut-flower sound of a man who is waiting to die.”
Things Are Moving “Slowly”
Rothfuss offered to provide a complete and spoiler-free section of The Doors of Stone once he attained $300,000 in donations. The audience has been waiting for a chapter to be revealed, but Rothfuss shed some light on what’s going on in the novel.
There are numerous rumors circulating, with one claiming that it will be released in August 2020. But it actually didn’t.
Rothfuss stated, “There’s a lot of things in the process and things are moving more slowly than I would like. And a lot of the reason for that is that I am moving more slowly than I would like. There’s just kind of a lot in general that I’m doing in a bunch of ways, and there is some other stuff just in my life.”
He also mentioned, “I also feel so bad that I have not been more communicative about it all on the blog, or at least given people updates and stuff like that. So it is coming, it is in process. I kinda wish it was done already because then I would’ve shared it with you and we would’ve had that fun.”
And then lastly added, “I also don’t want to rush through it and half-ass it.”
More information, and most importantly, the official release, will have to wait a little longer. In the meantime, you’re welcome to check back with us for more details.