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Doors of Stone World-Exclusive First Review


Anyone who reads this blog extensively knows that I’ve spent countless hours of my time championing the cause of Patrick Rothfuss’s Kingkiller Chronicle books. After my exhaustive scholarly analysis of the first two novels I was, along with the rest of fantasy fandom, left desperate for more of Kvothe and his unique, fascinating world.

Perhaps I should have expected it due to my tireless advocacy of his work, but I was still astonished when the Master Namer himself contacted me and asked if I wanted to take a look at the as-yet unpublished Doors of Stone. Of course I said yes.

And so I can offer you, dear readers, a world-exclusive first review of the final book of the Kingkiller Chronicles trilogy!


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Of interest

NEW YORK, NY, March 28, 2014—Elizabeth Wollheim, President and Publisher of DAW Books, has acquired a companion novella to Patrick Rothfuss’s #1 New York Times  bestselling Kingkiller Chronicle novels from Matt Bialer of Greenburger Associates. The Slow Regard of Silent Thingswill be published in hardcover in November 2014.

Patrick Rothfuss has become a force within the fantasy community since his debut novel The Name of the Wind: Book One of The Kingkiller Chronicle was published in 2007. Joining the ranks of legendary bestselling fantasists like George R.R. Martin and Robert Jordan, Rothfuss has developed a phenomenal following of readers that reaches beyond the traditional genre market. His second novel, The Wise Man’s Fear went straight to #1 on The New York Times Hardcover Fiction bestseller list when it was published in 2011. Both books continue to sell strongly in both hardcover and paperback and Rothfuss is mobbed by fans at his bookstore appearances.

The Slow Regard of Silent Things is set at The University, where the brightest minds work to unravel the mysteries of enlightened sciences, such as artificing and alchemy. Auri, a former student (and a secondary but influential character from Rothfuss’s earlier novels) now lives alone beneath the sprawling campus in a maze of ancient and abandoned passageways. There in The Underthing, she feels her powers and learns to see the truths that science—and her former classmates—have overlooked.

With a beautiful package and small trim size, it is a perfect choice for holiday gifts.

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The Slow Regard of Silent Things: A Kingkiller Chronicle Novella

Patrick Rothfuss
DAW Hardcover; $18.95
ISBN: 9780756410438
On Sale: November 4, 2014


A Kvothe novella? About Moon Fey-chan? Sign me up!

Unfortunately this probably confirms we’re not getting Doors of stone this year, but on the other hand “novella” by Pat Rothfuss standards likely means it will be about 600 pages long.