The Doors of Stone is set to be the final installment of critically acclaimed and best-selling fictional fantasy series, The Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss. Soon after the release of the second novel in the series, The Wise Man’s Fear, fans from all around were hyped and asking for the third and final book enthusiastically.
George R.R. Martin—the maestro in composing fantasy books—also confirmed that he is eagerly waiting for the third part and he reportedly gulped the whole 994-page book in one day.
The Doors of Stone tells the story of an adventurer and a musician who is currently living anonymously in a rural area as an innkeeper. The three books are framed in such that a book represents a day in which Kvothe narrates his story to the Chronicler—Devan Loches. The first day of the meeting at the Waystone Inn is scripted in book one, The Name of the Wind, which was released back in 2007.
The second day of the oral autobiography of Kvothe was mentioned in the second book, The Wise Man’s Fear, which was released in 2011. Both books in the series stood quite well among the readers and critics, collectively selling over 10 million copies in hardcover & paperback set. The books well also purchased through audiobooks and eBooks in recent times.
Patrick Rothfuss was electrified with the reception of his two books and he promised that the third book will be more exhilarating. But it has been eight years since the last book was released and readers seemed to be more frustrated for not releasing the book anytime soon. Patrick in various interviews has confirmed that he has been working on the third book but it’s nowhere near to the completion.
Instead of devoting his mind to the third book, Patrick worked in various short stories. He even worked in American animated adult-sitcom Rick and Morty’s comic issue—Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons with Canadian comic book write Jim Zubkavich.
It’s not a new thing for the epic fantasy authors to take a long time to wrap their story arc. George R.R. Martin and Robert Jordan—all went through the same cycle. Martin’s books were a tremendous success and eventually turned into a blockbuster television series, and well Jordan died before he could complete. Patrick Rothfuss recently spoke to the readers and made them realize that he has been working on the book and told that when the book is ready, he will bring it to them—that’s it.
While appearing in B&N podcast to promote Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons, he said that things are moving forward but not that fast. The author also hinted that the book might be at the hands of readers very soon by 2021 or 2022, but not earlier than that.