Animated Name of the Wind????

Pssst. Hey. Everybody. Wanna see something cool as hell?

Here you go….

Thanks to the Delightful Ethan Becker who made this. You’ve brightened my day….

Share and enjoy.

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210 Comments

  1. begna112
    Posted March 25, 2019 at 12:37 AM | Permalink

    Welp. Add this to the list of things I need in my life but probably won’t get.

    If we throw enough money at him, will you let the artist do the whole thing?

    • Posted March 25, 2019 at 1:10 AM | Permalink

      It’s a beautiful dream, but keep in mind that he’s animating a portion of the audiobook… an audiobook that is more than 20 hours long.

      20+ hours of animation is…. unlikely, methinks.

      • Michael
        Posted March 25, 2019 at 7:44 AM | Permalink

        Dude, I would watch every second of a 20 hour animated audiobook…twice.

        • yoni
          Posted March 25, 2019 at 7:53 AM | Permalink

          dude I would pay (a reasonable price) to watch every second of a 20 hour audio book…twice
          that would be a dream

          • Sevag Astourian
            Posted May 30, 2019 at 3:50 PM | Permalink

            Seconded

          • Eric S.
            Posted June 20, 2019 at 10:56 AM | Permalink

            Thirded

          • Joshua c Best
            Posted August 13, 2019 at 8:12 PM | Permalink

            Fourthdid……
            Wait… No. Yeah, fourthdid.
            Go back and watch the part where Kvothe blasts Ambrose with wind, and looks at Simmons eyes going back and fourth. Freaking hilarious! It’s the best part of the animation.

      • Jon
        Posted March 25, 2019 at 7:53 AM | Permalink

        Patrick, I’m sorry if this is making you don’t want to read this comment,but I’m going to ask you about the third book, I am upset because of the book, but I think that if just post ”only 200 pages away” or “right now editing and a x pages from finishing” it surely make me and a lot more people happy

        • Jeremy
          Posted March 25, 2019 at 8:26 AM | Permalink

          Man, just leave him be. I’m sure that we’d all rather wait for the book to be completed exactly the way it should be rather than rushing it. Pat has never disappointed and won’t with the third book. Just let him take his time.

          • Galla
            Posted March 25, 2019 at 4:41 PM | Permalink

            He did not ask Pat to rush it…?

          • Nick
            Posted March 25, 2019 at 10:01 PM | Permalink

            I think he is about 5 years late for rushing

          • Jon
            Posted March 26, 2019 at 7:40 AM | Permalink

            I didn’t ask him to rush

          • Clare
            Posted April 27, 2019 at 11:41 AM | Permalink

            Are you freaking kidding me?! He has no intention of finishing the series. I don’t know if he’s just plain lazy or doesn’t know how to end it, whatever. He’s not willing to put in the hard work of finishing what he’s started, not unlike Martin. Shows a lack of respect for his fans. If you want to read great stories that will be completed, try Robin Hobb, Sanderson, or Michael Sullivan.

          • Breanna
            Posted June 10, 2019 at 12:22 AM | Permalink

            Clare, that’s a lot of poison you’re spitting. P.R. I’m sorry if you read these. Some people sound like they can’t wait in a grocery store without yelling at a helpless cashier. You’re not George, you’re Pat. Damn sure writing a book isn’t easy. Along with all the ins and outs of publishing and the onslaught of book signings, interviews and whatever. Love u!

          • Badge
            Posted June 20, 2019 at 11:41 PM | Permalink

            No. Wrong. Write the damn book already

          • Jason
            Posted July 7, 2019 at 10:16 PM | Permalink

            If book signings and other crap is keeping him from finishing the book. Maybe he should put all that noise aside and focus. He wouldn’t have book signings if it wasn’t for the fans who have been waiting almost ten years now.

        • Andrew
          Posted March 25, 2019 at 1:38 PM | Permalink

          I just finished listening to A Slow Regard of Silent Things, (I first read it in 2015) and there are several parts in that book that I think would benefit you. One is Auri and her internal dialogue. She repeatedly “talks” of doing things in the proper way, and the price of not doing them right.
          The second is about Foxen. There is a point in the book where she doesn’t wake him because of how he is feeling. It wasn’t right, “and how could she blame him?”
          If the time isn’t right for Pat, how can you blame him? Things must be done properly.

          • marcon
            Posted April 3, 2019 at 1:48 PM | Permalink

            Thank you

        • Anna
          Posted March 25, 2019 at 4:38 PM | Permalink

          You don’t just do a single writing and a single editing pass! Well…maybe you do, but best-selling authors do not.
          The number of pages until completion isn’t a realistic thing to ask for.

          • Posted June 6, 2019 at 1:10 PM | Permalink

            @Anna Very agree with you.

            I think (or I’m absolutely projecting what I personally wish from authors in general) what @Jon and others may really want is reassurance that the writing on this story has not been abandoned, that the hope is not lost, and the author [still] cares. Then, if there are any hints or tidbits or updates along the way then those are always welcome while we wait for the main events.

        • Posted March 30, 2019 at 11:03 AM | Permalink

          Jon, you should be happy that he wrote two great books that sparked your imagination. Patrick Rothfuss is under no obligation to write a third book, even less to write it under a deadline. If and when he does, fabulous, we’ll get to read it. He didn’t enter a contract with you or anyone else to write it (well, the publisher maybe, but that’s different). Why don’t you write your own fantasy novel? No one is stopping you from doing that.

          • Jan
            Posted March 31, 2019 at 2:37 PM | Permalink

            By this point I am not sure I want a third book.
            George R. R. Martin did not get better with the books and when I look at all the loose ends hanging over from the first two books I am not sure how one would write a book that ties them all off, let alone a good book.
            The two first books are probably in my top five of my most favorite English books (I am not a native speaker, so I have favored books in other languages as well) and they have been like a warm blanket on my soul in times when I really needed that blanket.
            But I rather have those two books and the little sneak peak I got into the world than a third book that burns it all down by wanting too much.
            There is no shame in saying “Those are too many loose ends, I won’t write this.”
            Whatever Patrick does, he made me two great big gifts and as far as I am concerned a third book won’t make them better.

          • Deb
            Posted April 1, 2019 at 12:56 PM | Permalink

            I agree with Jan. My theory is that a story isn’t finished until the main character dies (and then it could still go on and on with other characters.) I love both books and happily reread as needed. The lack of a third does not make me love the story any less.

          • Todd
            Posted April 26, 2019 at 2:30 PM | Permalink

            Chill. He didn’t say anything rude or demanding. He just super excited about this franchise like the rest of us. Just a little impatient and misplaced excitement, since this topic was about something completely different.

            But, back on topic, awesome video. I would totally binge this on Netflix

          • Badge
            Posted June 20, 2019 at 11:49 PM | Permalink

            Let me talk about social contracts.

            When I buy a book I enter into a contract with the author. He hasn’t completed the narrative in one book, so he commits to complete that narrative in a timely manner. In return, I buy volume 2, 3 and so on.

            Rothfuss and Martin have both breeched that contract. I will continue to buy their books when and if (a very big if as it happens) they’re published, but I fear they both will die before they complete the narrative.

          • John
            Posted August 8, 2019 at 11:51 AM | Permalink

            Badge. Sounds to me like you shouldn’t purchase ANY books in a series until they are all written. Will save you a lot of self-generated grief.

        • Jash Ghedia
          Posted June 8, 2019 at 3:46 AM | Permalink

          I simply couldn’t agree more. I am somewhat patient person but this is getting frustrating. We need to see even a tiny beam of light at the end of this endlessly dark tunnel. I am this close to not caring about the series and it pains me to even think about that. UHHHHGGGGGGG!!!

          Please do us a favor and just just give us something, anything!

          Thanks for the first 2 books though! They are mind blowing and simply the best. I probably will regret this comment as I do believe in the fact that he can take as much time as he wants but I just can’t anymore.

          • Fred D0bbs
            Posted June 24, 2019 at 5:44 PM | Permalink

            True. All of it.

            And you want to know what makes Depression or Anxiety worse? Leaving things which must be addressed undone. That’s what makes depression worse. Want to prove it? Try not vacuuming, or showering, or EATING. I guarantee that every day he delays is another weight on his shoulders.

      • Ben
        Posted March 25, 2019 at 2:54 PM | Permalink

        They say one picture is equal to a 1,000 words.

      • Chris
        Posted May 15, 2019 at 9:31 PM | Permalink

        Reading all these comments is getting me extremely frustrated. People are talking as if he wont even finish the series. Last I heard there are at least 3 more books. One more focusing on Quothe’s – spelled wrong?- and 2 or 3 more focusing on the future. I mean dont crush my hopes by telling me he would just give up on the story. I mean its nice to have something to look forward too.

        • Posted June 6, 2019 at 1:01 PM | Permalink

          Kvothe :)
          While we don’t have a timeline (and if we did, it would not be anything set in stone — that’s not really how creative writing like this and the publishing process works), I’m pretty satisfied–based on what little I know from a distance of Patrick Rothfuss–that he has full intention of writing and completing the books, cares that we all care so much about it, and will to the reasonable best of his ability deliver on the books. So I will patiently wait for him, and very look forward to the goods as they’re delivered.

        • Badge
          Posted June 20, 2019 at 11:52 PM | Permalink

          Oh gods.if there are three more books (and part of me hopes that there are, since they’re amazing) I’ll be 80 before he finishes the series.

          • russell stephenson
            Posted July 4, 2019 at 3:28 PM | Permalink

            Yes. This is my worry. I love these stories so much that I would hate to not make it to the end. Stupid thing to worry about, while there is so much that needs doing in the real world, but there it is. Crazy huh?

      • arcanefascination
        Posted July 21, 2019 at 6:21 PM | Permalink

        I would pay a reasonable amount *and* gather up friends and family to watch together and discuss thoroughly.

        I love the series, I love animation, and actually putting music into the story is a huge boon that you just can’t fully get from a book format alone, no matter how hard you try.

  2. Kvothe
    Posted March 25, 2019 at 2:49 AM | Permalink

    Already seen it Bro. Way ahead of you.

  3. Jaime
    Posted March 25, 2019 at 3:13 AM | Permalink

    Well, now I need to reread the books, just because.

  4. José Graveiro
    Posted March 25, 2019 at 3:54 AM | Permalink

    What a beautiful video! Congrats to Ethan Becker. Watch this video make me nostalgic. ❤️

  5. Jp
    Posted March 25, 2019 at 7:01 AM | Permalink

    Cool

  6. Jackie
    Posted March 25, 2019 at 7:46 AM | Permalink

    Was it inspiring enough to get that third book into our hands? ;-)

    Excellent work by Ethan Becker!

    • Karim
      Posted March 25, 2019 at 10:21 AM | Permalink

      Come on. These comments are never funny. Be nice.

      • Tomi
        Posted March 25, 2019 at 1:55 PM | Permalink

        Actually, i smirked a little.

      • Jo
        Posted March 27, 2019 at 12:31 AM | Permalink

        Oh, it was funny. I stopped caring about the third book years ago, but I still find it funny, mostly because Pat is a self-obsessed, lying, hypocritical jackass.

        • Hazim bin Mohd rujhan
          Posted March 27, 2019 at 10:37 PM | Permalink

          Why are you here?

          • Jo
            Posted March 30, 2019 at 3:49 PM | Permalink

            Why am I here? What an odd question. I’m a fan of the genre, obviously, and I like to keep up-to-date on stuff. I don’t have to like Pat to occasionally check the blog.

            Why would you think everyone reading Pat’s public blog thinks he’s a stand up guy?

          • Karim
            Posted March 31, 2019 at 5:13 AM | Permalink

            It’s because you care about the book, Jo. Or because you’re so strapped for attention you’re rechecking this blog every day to see if anyone’s responded to your ruckus. Like a frat kid who walks into a bar and tries to fight the bouncer, but sadder and more immature.

          • Jo
            Posted March 31, 2019 at 9:41 AM | Permalink

            This has to be the silliest, slowest example of binary ‘either-or’ thinking I’ve seen.

            No, I’m not emotionally invested in “the book,” as you put it. I don’t care whether there’s a book III or not.

            No, I don’t care about your attention. You’re text on a screen to me, a passing thought at best. Just as my reply is a passing response, an offhand acknowledgment that I saw text on a screen.

            Are you under the impression that you understand people? If so, you may want to reconsider and reassess.

          • Twerker
            Posted May 12, 2019 at 5:21 AM | Permalink

            It’s good harmless fun. Me thinks.

        • Jeremy
          Posted March 28, 2019 at 8:37 AM | Permalink

          Oh how easy it is to anonymously pass judgment from behind a keyboard

          • Jo
            Posted March 30, 2019 at 4:00 PM | Permalink

            haha, says the fellow who’s anonymously passing judgment from behind a keyboard.

            Shrug. I guess it is pretty easy. That’s technology for you, huh?

            Curiously, what’s your point? Are you trying to say that people didn’t admit to not liking other people before the internet?

          • Jack
            Posted April 3, 2019 at 5:40 AM | Permalink

            No, that’s miss use of technology, its like pulling a hood up and shitting in Pats house.
            You’re a guest here, behave that way.
            Being angry, sad or disappointed because the book isn’t published is fine, I’m too.
            But Keep it to your self, or write fan fiction, or do something else, than being a pompous jackass (and yes I mean this in all its various clever implications)

          • Jo
            Posted April 9, 2019 at 10:45 PM | Permalink

            So silly. Consider, if someone were in your house and they pulled their pants down and literally pooped in your living room, would you then admonish them by saying that what they just did was like making a negative comment on someone’s online blog?

            Of course not. Because it’s a ridiculous comparison on its face.

          • Jo's Fan
            Posted April 27, 2019 at 1:22 PM | Permalink

            I like this Jo fellow. He makes me smile!

        • Julie
          Posted May 21, 2019 at 11:40 AM | Permalink

          What kind of person seeks someone out purely to say spiteful things about them?

          It says more about you than it does about Pat.

          Shame on you.

          • Badge
            Posted June 21, 2019 at 12:01 AM | Permalink

            It has been eight years since Wise Man’s Fear – twelve years since The Name of the Wind. Both are incredible novels.

            In that time Patrick has released two short stories and a companion novel. And has lived off our largess. The story is incomplete.

            He’s lost so many fans, so much good will. No one truely believes we’ll get a third book.

            George RR Martin has published in the meantime

            Write the fucking book!!

        • B
          Posted June 7, 2019 at 1:34 AM | Permalink

          Rude.

          • Fred D0bbs
            Posted June 24, 2019 at 6:00 PM | Permalink

            No – what’s RUDE is being like Scott Lynch or George R. R. Martin or Pat Rothfuss and not finishing what you started. The comment above about a Social Contract is apt: an author who can’t finish a story in one book MUST do their best to finish it in however many it takes. Rothfuss, Lynch, Martin, & co. are not doing that. They are doing their WORST instead. Lazy and self-absorbed are reasonable charges to levy.

            But then, you bloody Fanbois are the sort who wailed and tore their hair decades after Nero died. Or Stalin. Or Fat Elvis. You will defend any sort of behaviour out of blind loyalty. Meanwhile, both lesser and greater authors have shown the way throughout the history of literature: WRITE. Sit sown and WRITE. Write each day, every day. Write ‘all work and no play makes Pat a dull boy’ if you have to – but *WRITE*. Hemingway blew his brains out but at least he WROTE. Sanderson can’t be _stopped_ from writing, and he is nearly as talented an author as Rothfuss.

            And it doesn’t matter if you’re a Natural with one good story in you. Just ask John Kennedy Toole, who was just too Exhausted to write another book. (But at least he FINISHED ‘Confederacy Of Dunces’.) What Rothfuss needs to do is get off of his fat personality and WRITE.

        • russell stephenson
          Posted July 4, 2019 at 3:41 PM | Permalink

          You can’t spew hatred for the author without caring. It doesn’t work that way. So you do care but are too narcissistic and self aggrandizing to admit it. You do know how to produce click bait though. Well done.

    • Ayersey
      Posted May 19, 2019 at 8:31 PM | Permalink

      What everyone has to understand is that, the Lionsgate deal probably ruined the time line for publishing. They need to carry hype. We won’t see a third book until the movies and TV series start to come out. If anything the promise of a possible movie and series from Lionsgate cost us years. What’s worse is Pat might start second guessing parts of the story as they adapt it to the various screens. In which case he might do something rash like start a rewrite? Then we have to worry about him squeezing in plot hole fillers. All of which could end with book three being delayed several years after the movies and series which could result in Lionsgate deciding how the movies/series ends like HBO with GoT. Just saying Pat’s procrastination has basically ruined the series and any potential for a satisfying conclusion. Every time I come to this site I am repeatedly let down by the lack of any progress or updates. More than likely the Lionsgate deal will die like the Sony deal, we will get nothing but a third book sometime after the end of Lionsgate deal dies. Oh well, I have moved on to authors that complete books rather than concentrating on milking fans for money for his charity.

      • h4wkfan
        Posted May 19, 2019 at 10:58 PM | Permalink

        I think you are spot on. I loved his first two books but I’ve basically given up on Pat and the 3rd book.

  7. yoni
    Posted March 25, 2019 at 7:51 AM | Permalink

    wow thats super cool

  8. Shawn
    Posted March 25, 2019 at 8:10 AM | Permalink

    Thanks for the share Pat! That was really cool to watch! Hope you’re doing well!!

  9. Cody
    Posted March 25, 2019 at 8:29 AM | Permalink

    It would be amazing to watch an animated series set in your world. Maybe get Michael Dante DiMartino, who Co-created Avatar: the last air bender, to do it. I would love that. Food for thought. Also keep up the good work Mr. Rothfuss.

  10. Posted March 25, 2019 at 9:38 AM | Permalink

    Awesome.

    Once he’s done animating both King Killer Chronicles, do you think he’d have time to draw up 140 hours of animated accompaniment to the Stormlight Archives?

    • Troy
      Posted March 28, 2019 at 12:31 PM | Permalink

      Good question, and relevant, since Stormlight will be complete before Kingkiller #3 is.

      Sanderson is a machine and still a good read.

      • Blacknight200
        Posted March 29, 2019 at 11:12 AM | Permalink

        Tack on the Mistborn series too, Sanderson is my BOY!

      • Andy
        Posted April 25, 2019 at 4:27 PM | Permalink

        I think the Bible will likely be complete before book III is…

  11. Karim
    Posted March 25, 2019 at 10:22 AM | Permalink

    Gotta hand it to the direction. Especially good was Kvothe watching the water and Sim being drowned out.

  12. Horatio
    Posted March 25, 2019 at 10:47 AM | Permalink

    I think it would be interesting, but the books are already good at painting a visual in the mind. I had it pictured pretty much exactly like that cartoon depicted it, so I think it is painting the same images in everybody’s mind. I’m looking more forward to listening to Rupert Degas read the third book to me than I am in reading it myself. I do enjoy the theatrical readings of the story more than anything else.

    • Jason Hackett
      Posted March 26, 2019 at 1:21 PM | Permalink

      How did you get the Rupert Degas version of the Audiobook? I have the Nick Podehl version and love it but have wanted to get the Degas version for years but it’s locked to Europe which is ridiculous in our digital age.

      • Horatio
        Posted March 29, 2019 at 11:49 PM | Permalink

        Perhaps I am in Europe. ;)

      • Zeke
        Posted May 13, 2019 at 7:17 AM | Permalink

        If you sign up for a new Audible account with an email address and credit card different to your current ones, you can list any valid address in the UK and get all of the UK/EU region-locked options. I called Audible before doing so to ask if there was a built-in way to do so, there is not. The rep seemed ok with the idea when I suggested my workaround – there’s no physical mail to worry you’ll miss. I get the sense they’re required to maintain region restrictions due to outdated or irrelevant publishing agreements, but as long as you set up a different subscription you can still get the Rupert Degas version for both books and then cancel after listening.

  13. James
    Posted March 25, 2019 at 10:57 AM | Permalink

    And here I was getting worried that, after the loss of the Winter Boyfriend to the advent of spring, we would be left alone in the (warming) cold. But here comes the new Spring Boyfriend with a super aawesome clip!

    Thanks for sharing Pat!

  14. Mic
    Posted March 25, 2019 at 3:25 PM | Permalink

    Hi Patrick, I’ve just recently finished reading the kingkiller chronicles (books 1&2) and what an amazing adventure! Thank you for putting so much energy on these books, I had a great time reading them.

    The animation is great, but that scene I imaged something more like Skyrim when you use the Unrelenting Force shout. Anyhoo, still great :)

    Cheers

  15. Fanboy
    Posted March 25, 2019 at 3:55 PM | Permalink

    This is very cool.

    I want to add support for leaving Pat alone about book 3. As much as we all want to read it, we all expect it to be great, and greatness cannot be rushed.

    • Galla
      Posted March 25, 2019 at 4:43 PM | Permalink

      How can anyone be talking about “rushing” at this point lol. I agree, Pat still should take the time necessary. But asking for minor update has nothing to do with pushing him or asking him to rush.

    • KVN
      Posted April 5, 2019 at 6:23 PM | Permalink

      Yes, Pat should decide himself when the book is ready and not listen to these people. Even though I really want to read the book, I’d rather wait another few years for it than reading an unfinished story. To all the impatient ones out there, I can understand you but consider this: You will re-read the story more this way which lets you live in this beautiful world for longer!

      However “greatness cannot be rushed” is an absolute, it does not hold always. Do not use seemingly sound absolutes to make your point.

      • Yup
        Posted May 16, 2019 at 6:16 PM | Permalink

        Well, yeah. It all depends. It’s been 8 years since the last book. That’s a lot of “patience” there. I’d rather not die of old age before the series finishes. Or have that happen to the author…
        And funny how everyone goes on about “not rushing, take as long as you want” – What made me smile a bit, the required skills for that comic illustrator: “Work quickly, and produce consistently (like 7-10 pages/week)”… uhm… irony? :-D

        • BARBARA WARD
          Posted May 19, 2019 at 1:28 AM | Permalink

          EIGHT YEARS IS WAY MORE THAN ENOUGH TIME. AT THIS POINT IT SEEMS HE CARES MORE ABOUT SPEAKING TOURS, ETC. THAN ACTUALLY FINISHING THE THIRD BOOK. HE MADE ENOUGH MONEY OFF THE FIRST TWO THAT HE PROBABLY DOESN’T NEED TO WORK.

          • Jash
            Posted June 8, 2019 at 3:42 AM | Permalink

            As much as, I want to support Mr. Rothfuss in his process through the book. It is becoming really difficult to do that now without any updates. I consider myself a somewhat patient person but this is too much.

            I know the future me is probably going to regret saying this or agreeing to this because I do believe he can take as much time as he wants.

            BUT AMEN!!!! Couldn’t care less about the third book anymore.

            Thank you for the first 2 books though.

        • Badge
          Posted June 21, 2019 at 12:06 AM | Permalink

          Rothfuss won’t die of age. However, the lifestyle he’s living off our largess may kill him.

  16. Shawn
    Posted March 25, 2019 at 5:14 PM | Permalink

    Thank you for this animation Ethan Becker. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Every book I read, I compare to Pat’s work, and nothing ever measures up. The Name of the Wind is a story I wish I could erase from my cognitive processes once a month, just so I could enjoy it again as if for the first time. But since I can’t do that, seeing this scene re-imagined in a new way is the next best thing. My soul thanks you for the warm fuzzies.

  17. Nathan
    Posted March 25, 2019 at 6:19 PM | Permalink

    Why let Critical Role have all the fun?

  18. Jan
    Posted March 26, 2019 at 7:00 AM | Permalink

    Sooo good, take my money!

  19. Mikki
    Posted March 26, 2019 at 7:39 AM | Permalink

    Made my day. I mean, seriously, made my day. Would love to see a full length movie made.

  20. Mya
    Posted March 26, 2019 at 9:41 AM | Permalink

    I got a little teary eyed seeing it come to life like that <3

  21. t ball
    Posted March 26, 2019 at 11:56 PM | Permalink

    This is what I love about your books and your blog. The books are stories about stories, and they inspire others to tell stories. The entire universe of your world and its fandom is a generous celebration of storytelling and the world will just never have too much of that. Even the charity work of Worldbuilders is a story — one that we all continue to tell, shape, and retell — built by auctioning/celebrating the stories of you and so many others you so sincerely promote.

    I feel hope every time I think on this.

  22. Posted March 27, 2019 at 5:27 AM | Permalink

    Thanks for sharing this! Really cool and brought a grin to my face too!

  23. Curtis
    Posted March 27, 2019 at 8:12 AM | Permalink

    Just thought I’d bring something up that I noticed and thought was quite amusing.

    Whenever anyone brings up Book Three—anywhere—I always think about it as though Pat is Arliden and everyone is shouting at him to sing his tale of Lanre. It just fits so superbly.

    “You should know this as well, my father never let word or whisper of a song be heard before it was ready to play.”

    “When you wait a few span or a month to hear a finished song, the anticipation adds savour. But after a year excitement begins to sour. By now, a year and a half had passed and folk were almost mad with curiosity.”

    Needless to say, if he so much as speaks about Book 3 before it’s done, the Chandrian will probably kill him. Better to hear all of it than just a portion in my opinion.

    • Curtis
      Posted March 27, 2019 at 8:18 AM | Permalink

      Also. What a fantastic video. As soon as I realised what was happening, I became entranced. It was so cool to see all of the effort Ethan Becker put in to take one of the most vivid and exciting scenes in the book and faithfully animated and record it. Job well done!

    • Raj Chaudhuri
      Posted March 30, 2019 at 12:51 AM | Permalink

      I always think the exact same thing any time someone whines about Book 3.

      • legolas141
        Posted April 23, 2019 at 2:45 PM | Permalink

        Honestly, my only worry is that we will never actually get the conclusion to the story as a whole at this point. His work is amazing enough that the wait would be more than worth it even now so many years after book 2. However, at this rate, given that he said himself the first three books were only the intro to the story Im beginning to think I will never know how the story as a whole ends.

        I first read book 2 right around the time it was released so I have been mostly patiently waiting this whole time. I usually try not to “whine” or even ask about book 3 at all, but I completely understand those who do want to ask about it. In my opinion, as long as they are reasonable and polite with their questions they are perfectly within their rights to ask questions, even if said questions may have been asked before.

        I know Pat is on a whole other level author wise compared to most other authors I have read, but whenever I think about this series now, the only thing that comes to mind is that I so badly wish that Pat gave us even half the level of communication about his actual books that other authors give about their own series.

        I honestly think it is amazing the work Pat has done with his charities and other work and I would never hold that against him but at this point I have begun to wonder if there are some underlying problems that we haven’t been made aware of that are preventing him from completing book 3 (maybe something related to the posts about his own mental health from around December 2018). The main reason for thinking this way is just how he has put so much effort into avoiding talking about his books at all really.

        If book 3 ever does release I will be right there ready to dig into it with everyone else, but at this point Im just trying to limit my expectations for my own sake. It is a depressing view to take but at the end of the day if you already expect the worst you can only be pleasantly surprised by any other outcome lol.

        • Kevin Puetz
          Posted June 2, 2019 at 11:04 AM | Permalink

          Im beginning to think I will never know how the story as a whole ends

          It ends as it began, of course. Whether or the path is revealed, we were told the ending in the very first chapter.

          IT WAS NIGHT AGAIN. The Waystone Inn lay in silence, and it was a silence of three parts.

          The Waystone was his, just as the third silence was his. This was appropriate, as it was the greatest silence of the three, wrapping the others inside itself. 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.

          But how gallant Kvothe grew into silent Kote? Well, the Cthaeh surely knows, if you care to risk the question. Perhaps the singers of the Edema Ruh as well, for they know all the stories in the world. But to convince one of them to tell it… that may have a cost indeed. Let us not begrudge the toll it has taken on poor Chronicler.

    • Amanda
      Posted March 31, 2019 at 4:09 PM | Permalink

      I agree with Curtis on this, perfect way to describe this!

    • Fred D0bbs
      Posted June 24, 2019 at 6:09 PM | Permalink

      Cart-before-the-Horse: he so obviously wrote this into the book in order to offer Excuse for himself! It would be like George R.R. Martin writing into his books a character who was a huge rotund layabout with a penchant for debauchery and…and…

  24. Russell Elliott
    Posted March 27, 2019 at 12:52 PM | Permalink

    Does anyone else watch this and think that this series would make an excellent animated series in the vain of Avatar the Last Airbender.

    • Geoff
      Posted April 1, 2019 at 7:34 PM | Permalink

      Yes, that was my thought. I think those animators would do a fabulous animated series for these written works considering how full each book is.

  25. Katie
    Posted March 27, 2019 at 2:27 PM | Permalink

    Oh! This!!! This, this! This!!!

  26. Jason H
    Posted March 27, 2019 at 2:33 PM | Permalink

    That is awesome. What a Jakis! Props for the artwork!

  27. Ondra
    Posted March 27, 2019 at 5:02 PM | Permalink

    Already almost lost interest in how this will end, like waiting so long to eat ice cream that actually all of it melts through the cone and further between your fingers so all you can do is lick out the warm remains wondering how great it could have been back wen it was still fresh and cold.

    • Jeremy
      Posted March 28, 2019 at 8:40 AM | Permalink

      Can’t wait to read your book. Or do you only write smug comments on blog posts?

      • Troy
        Posted March 28, 2019 at 12:36 PM | Permalink

        So only authors can express an opinion on the fact that book 3 has entered mythical status, sort of like the end of GRRM’s series? I have some mediocre, unpublished poetry – does that confer the necessary credentials?

        In my (obviously) unasked-for opinion, as long as the discourse is civil, opinions should be allowed and questions permitted. Mr. Rothfuss can probably handle it.

        • Lynne Everett
          Posted March 29, 2019 at 5:54 PM | Permalink

          You want mythical status? Diane Duane is currently finishing off book four of a series — the third volume was published in 1993. Yes, last century…
          It takes as long as it takes.

          • crocodile
            Posted April 4, 2019 at 2:59 PM | Permalink

            Do you mean “The Door into Starlight”?
            It seems, that something is wrong with all these doors…

          • KVN
            Posted April 5, 2019 at 6:28 PM | Permalink

            Uhm, millenial ;P

          • Lynne Everett
            Posted April 5, 2019 at 10:52 PM | Permalink

            Yes, The Door Into Starlight — maybe a new wing was found…
            @KVN I’m sorry, I don’t understand what you’re trying to say

          • KVN
            Posted April 6, 2019 at 10:27 AM | Permalink

            @Lynne: My bad, I meant to say millennium (regarding your “Yes, last century…”, it’s not only the last century but also the last millennium). Sorry for the confusion.

          • KVN
            Posted April 6, 2019 at 10:28 AM | Permalink

            @Lynne: Also, can you recommend that series? I’m always looking for good books :)

          • Lynne Everett
            Posted April 6, 2019 at 5:47 PM | Permalink

            No worries KVN — it certainly seems like a millenium ago lol Yes I can definitely recommend the Tale of the Five series. Door Into Fire, the first book, is just great and I haven’t been disappointed in any of them. I can also recommend her Young Wizards and Feline Wizards series; they’re also really good reading.

        • Karim
          Posted March 30, 2019 at 8:29 AM | Permalink

          Troy:

          The other day, I took a six year old to a relative’s house. Knowing her propensity for asking questions, I asked her to kindly not ask about or mention the relative’s recent issues.

          We went to the house, and do you know what happened?

          She didn’t ask.

          If a six year old can manage to not keep bringing up the one thing everybody else has clued in on, I’m sure you and Ondra can, too. Nobody wants your toxicity. Stop being so goddamn bitter.

  28. Alex
    Posted March 27, 2019 at 8:30 PM | Permalink

    Thanks for sharing, Pat! I’d seen this a week or two ago and seeing it on here again reminded me how cool it is. I’m in the middle of listening to Wise Man’s Fear (as a reread) and the audiobook + this animation is a stellar combination. I hope you and your family are doing well and enjoying the warm(er) spring weather!

  29. Posted March 28, 2019 at 9:12 AM | Permalink

    Very nice, thanks for sharing that. Great choice of scene. I’d love to watch the full animated version — I hope Netflix or Amazon are listening…

  30. Luvie
    Posted March 28, 2019 at 9:59 AM | Permalink

    That was wonderful and I crave so much more! My brother got my dad and I the series this last Christmas and I have never fallen so hard for a series. I am constantly recommending it to friends and anyone who will listen. I’m currently on my second read through after buying the 10th anniversary addition. The copy my brother gave me is now the one I loan out to anyone I can talk into reading it. Thanks for the wonderful story Pat and I am greatly looking forward to the 3rd book, the movie, and everything else to come!

    • Galla
      Posted March 28, 2019 at 5:35 PM | Permalink

      I stopped recommending until Book 3 is out… it is kinda mean to lure people into such a great story, when it‘s unfinished and probably still will take years to conclude :)

      • Zyrbalax
        Posted April 30, 2019 at 11:04 AM | Permalink

        So much this ^^^. If I’m never going to be able to read the ending (or at least the ending of the introductory trilogy), then I wish I’d never read books 1 & 2, good as they are. I certainly can’t recommend an incomplete story to anyone.

        Same with GRRM and Scott Lynch.

        Still hoping that one day it will come, but it’s a very faint glimmer now, and dying every day.

        Maybe these three writers could just give their works to Brandon Sanderson and let him finish them off? That would work for me at this stage.

        • John
          Posted May 7, 2019 at 12:26 PM | Permalink

          Yes, I’m now in the club that is trapped among the George-Patrick-Scott waiting…. the shit thing is that i can’t find other novels (Sanderson may be an exception) as interesting than those authors

          • Zyrbalax
            Posted May 21, 2019 at 9:58 AM | Permalink

            John,
            Try Joe Abercrombie’s First Law trilogy if you haven’t already. Great, gritty stuff. And he’s publishing more to schedule, like Sanderson.
            Enjoy!
            Z

          • Farbey
            Posted August 11, 2019 at 11:05 AM | Permalink

            Abercrombie is my other newest favourite author

  31. Finn
    Posted March 28, 2019 at 7:33 PM | Permalink

    The animation was great, and Sim’s face after the wind was called is priceless. Kudos to Ethan Becker!

  32. Zacarot
    Posted March 29, 2019 at 6:19 PM | Permalink

    Thank you Ethan Becker! What a great animation; it was very enjoyable to see how you invoked some of those motions with only a few frames.

  33. The Former Cthaeh
    Posted March 30, 2019 at 8:39 AM | Permalink

    Ethan, super cool. However as much as I’ve fantasized about what Will and Sim might look like, can you next animation be a visit to Devi? Cheers.

  34. Mark Simpson
    Posted March 30, 2019 at 5:10 PM | Permalink

    Didn’t love it, but it was cool. Certainly better than I could have done!
    Now have to re-read books 1&2 after I finish The Dark Tower.

  35. Seyed
    Posted March 30, 2019 at 8:03 PM | Permalink

    Do you know if that audio book actor/narrator is still alive and willing to do the third book? God I would feel sorry for that dude I’d he thought this was a stable gig lol

    • Jp
      Posted March 31, 2019 at 6:50 PM | Permalink

      Back door insulting and petulant. But a fair perspective. You should be more articulate and polite with such relevant points

  36. Seyed
    Posted March 30, 2019 at 8:12 PM | Permalink

    BTW congrats on 8 years since Wise Man Fear was published! My how time flies

    • Corrina
      Posted June 7, 2019 at 2:08 PM | Permalink

      AHAHHAHAHA

      I know this is a sincere comment but I read it sarcastically and now I’m dying

  37. Posted March 31, 2019 at 7:13 AM | Permalink

    Lovely! So good to see artistic talent like this, and to see this scene come to life. Well done!

  38. Lonnie
    Posted March 31, 2019 at 2:38 PM | Permalink

    Here’s why this is cool, not only does but it shows the author how much people have enjoyed his work. Second, I enjoyed it because while my imagination illustrates the characters differently, I’m able to see someone else’s own representation.

    Thanks and well done.

    • Lonnie
      Posted March 31, 2019 at 2:40 PM | Permalink

      Meant to say, but I rather than Second. I apologize for any confusion.

  39. Geoff
    Posted April 1, 2019 at 7:30 PM | Permalink

    The animation was decently done. I would love to see the written works turned into an animated series like Avatar (Airbender). The story is so rich and full that a film series would likely cut way too much (just like Harry Potter book 4).

    Keep up the great work!

  40. Katie
    Posted April 2, 2019 at 7:14 AM | Permalink

    Was that the Harry Potter epilogue music I heard? That was neat. Very interesting style of animation.

    • Corrina
      Posted June 7, 2019 at 2:20 PM | Permalink

      It was indeed!!
      Merging my two favourite worlds together…*holds back happy tears*

    • Julia
      Posted June 23, 2019 at 9:04 AM | Permalink

      Actually, the song at the beginning is the track “The Kiss” from movie 5 , when Cho and Harry kiss in the Room of Requirement! :) Recognized it right away!

  41. Jacob
    Posted April 4, 2019 at 4:09 PM | Permalink

    Hey Pat,

    Quick question. Have you considered doing a yearly road map for your work? State of the Sanderson is a great example I’m try to refer to. I think if you posted a yearly goals, milestones, etc people would stop bothering you about your books and what you’re up to.

    Just a suggestion! Thank you for your hard-work.

  42. Brandy Doorman
    Posted April 5, 2019 at 1:06 PM | Permalink

    Tap the Pat, fiddle the riddler, care to join the troupe yet?

    Lady with a box cries not once but twice
    not by the nameless, fire, blood or ice.
    Swear I do by wind for this to be true:
    Though it is not known always there were two.

    One had been hidden for some folk to see,
    the other forgotten bellow the Sea.
    One had been told and sung, one had been played,
    while both have a maker, none had been made.

  43. Brandon
    Posted April 10, 2019 at 5:44 PM | Permalink

    Hello Mr Rothfuss,

    Longtime fan here, I love your books. I have been to a few of your book signings and met you at a convention once in Reno back in 2011.

    I know you owe me nothing, not a new book or anything else.

    But let me share something with you.

    Back in 1999 I found a book written by another author, the name of the book had the word ‘Game’ in its title. I devoured it and quickly went back to get the second book in the same series by the same author, this one had the word ‘Clash’ in its title. I then had to wait about a year to get the third book, a book with the word ‘Storm’ in the title. So looking back this author was on a two year release schedule, I was excited that I had found something special.

    Then things changed, fast forward nineteen years and the series isn’t finished yet. Which is fine, this guy owes me nothing. But people have been a bit rabid for it and things have at times gotten ugly regarding the resolution of this series. In fact it prompted another famous author to post a now infamous essay on his site telling people the other author isn’t their female canine companion. Which is true, he isn’t.

    And the author who wrote the ‘Game’, ‘Clash’ and ‘Storm’ books doesn’t owe anyone squat.

    But on top of everything this person then sold the rights to the story to a TV production studio, which created an extremely popular show from the story that has now caught up and passed the author. In fact it’s about to begin its final season, showing the ending of the story before the written version.

    So now after twenty years of waiting, I get to learn the end of this story via a TV SHOW!!!! Written by other people, who are nowhere near as good at writing as the original author. I like aspects of the show and some of the actors have done great characterizations for the series. But it is nowhere near as good as the books, the first three anyway.

    And in this day and age, and with the popularity of the TV show, there is no way on earth I will be able to avoid spoilers that tell the ending for very long. After some duration has passed some blogger or other ‘entertainment writer’ will eventually post something like ‘now that everyone has seen the ending of (X, Y, Z TV show) what did character something or other’s death really mean?’ And I hope you can understand how disappointing this is to me, I have supported this story for a significant portion of my life only to have this happen. I have given up on the books, and will simply watch the show instead. Why buy the books when I will already know the ending? So he can take as long as he wants.

    So please take your time if you want, do what you want. Go on Jo-Co cruises and to conventions as much as you want. Sell your story as many times as you can and I hope it’s a really popular and successful movie/TV show/game series. Have a blast, you deserve it!

    Just please, please, please, don’t make it so I wait twenty or so years (we’re already at twelve) only to learn the end of your story through a TV show, movie or game.

    That’s all I ask of you.

    • Azol
      Posted April 12, 2019 at 10:42 AM | Permalink

      What a beautiful write-up! Rings true to my ears. Basically was on my day-by-day year-by-year routine to check for possible news, but this comment has nailed it. Thank you very much, good sir!

    • Adrian
      Posted April 29, 2019 at 7:02 AM | Permalink

      Hear, hear !

      It’s very true, Mr. Rothfuss isn’t our female canine companion, but neither are we his bovine milk provider !

      This blog is sooo respectful. I love it :-)

    • ScytheMantis
      Posted April 29, 2019 at 7:51 PM | Permalink

      Bro, you’re trying way too hard. Everybody knows you’re talking about the Song of Ice and Fire series (A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords) by George R.R. Martin, which became H.B.O.’s TV series Game of Thrones. There’s no reason not to say so. There’s nothing secret about any of that. And Neil Gaiman explained for the benefit of the nerds whining that the next book is taking too long ( similar to what’s going on here) that Martin is not your bitch. Again, no reason not to say so.. Neither Martin or Gaiman is the Dark Lord…nothing bad is going to happen to you if you say their names, and presumably you’re not a child, so it’s not likely that your mommy is going to yell or punish you for saying a “bad” word like bitch.

      • Matthias
        Posted May 1, 2019 at 11:32 AM | Permalink

        @ScytheMantis: Thank you, Mr Exposition ;) Personally, I think it’s a matter of the preferred writing style, not the fear of being reprimanded. You seem to like to write concisely, he appears to add the odd linguistic ornament here and there. As for me, I enjoyed “female canine companion”. And the opportunity to write “Thank you, Mr Exposition”. So I think we all got our share :)

      • Zooman
        Posted July 22, 2019 at 10:55 AM | Permalink

        “Neil Gaiman explained for the benefit of the nerds whining that the next book is taking too long ( similar to what’s going on here) that Martin is not your bitch. ”

        Well, this I disagree with.

        Rothfuss, Martin, Lynch all signed contracts with publishers to deliver a series of books. Those contracts would have had expected timescales for delivery. They would also most likely have had advance payments attached. Having signed the contract, the authors are bound by them.

        As a reader, it is reasonable for me to have an expectation of an author fulfilling the legal obligations he has entered into – even though I’m not a signatory.

        At this point in time, all three of these great authors are almost certainly in breach of contract. Of course the publishers know they have a cash cow in these authors, so they’ll grant extraordinary latitude to keep them; but that doesn’t change the fact there’s a contract in place and the author has broken it.

        So while technically no author is the reader’s bitch, as soon as he signs a contract with a publisher he IS someone else’s bitch – the publisher’s. While an author can ignore his readership, he can’t ignore his publisher. So if you’re fed up of Rothfuss, Lynch, Martin doing other stuff instead of WRITING THE DAMN BOOK, start bugging the publishers not the authors, because they are the ones who can turn up the heat.

        Pat – love your work man, but you seriously need to implement some self discipline – start your day with an hour of WRITING, before you do ANYTHING else. Seriously, don’t look at your inbox or your phone, just knuckle down and write for at least an hour EVERY DAY (without exception) before allowing yourself to be distracted. And you need to take a lesson from Sanderson and Abercrombie – keep your readership informed of progress, set out a plan, and stick to it.

  44. Posted April 11, 2019 at 9:54 PM | Permalink

    Hi Pat

    I didn’t know where to type or get hold of you, but think you might find this interesting.
    I think I found your little moon fey.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U-N6LqzdIM

    Hope you enjoy.

    • Kestrel
      Posted April 12, 2019 at 8:59 AM | Permalink

      Thank you for that link!

  45. Blacko
    Posted April 20, 2019 at 2:56 PM | Permalink

    I just like your book Mr.Rothfuss.
    Take ya time :3
    Dont worry, dont hurry.
    As long as i am just as young as i feel i got plenty of time.

    Have a Nice Day.

  46. Posted April 23, 2019 at 4:06 PM | Permalink

    I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m certain that the most recent episode of GoT (A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, S8, E2) included a not so stealth salute to Pat’s work. I have no doubt this is Martin, or his proxies, returning Pat’s stealth salute to Martin. Who’s with me?

    • Galla
      Posted April 24, 2019 at 1:51 AM | Permalink

      Can you be a bit more specific?

      • Michel
        Posted April 24, 2019 at 4:01 PM | Permalink

        Im afraid I missed both stealth salutes. Quite qurious, though!

      • Posted April 24, 2019 at 5:02 PM | Permalink

        Galla, the line of dialog was directed at Jaime.

        The tribute I suspect Pat of making to Martin is in the frame story, discussion about supplies for the Waystone Inn.

        Happy hunting!

  47. Laís
    Posted April 25, 2019 at 9:42 AM | Permalink

    Hey Pat, how is the TV series ‘KINGKILLER CHRONICLE’ developing? Any estimative of the release day/year? (sorry for the bad english :D)

  48. Brandon
    Posted April 30, 2019 at 12:11 PM | Permalink

    Thanks for putting me in my place, I’ve been told!

  49. Charles Dodds
    Posted May 1, 2019 at 8:56 PM | Permalink

    I’ve thought often of your medium. I can’t see it big screen and it’s hard to see an actual game of thrones style series either. The Anime side reveals more and may sync perfectly. I hope this comment doesn’t upset you and know that I love your writing and wit. There’s more possibilities of exploration here and I’m surprised I never thought of it myself. Makes sense Pat. Good luck my friend!

  50. Ghostman794
    Posted May 6, 2019 at 9:37 PM | Permalink

    Meditation. A good honest effort at it for a couple years. I found peace there.

  51. Felurian
    Posted May 13, 2019 at 3:24 PM | Permalink

    Hey Pat, Just started your series for the first time and I really like it! Looking forward to future stories written by you! Keep up the awesome work! :)

  52. Lukas
    Posted May 13, 2019 at 4:56 PM | Permalink

    Hey Pat,

    Just finished “The Wise Mans Fear”. I like your style. Those are some really good books. One question is always spinning in my head: Does Lorren know about Arlens death?

    Best wishes,
    Lukas

  53. JayB
    Posted May 13, 2019 at 7:07 PM | Permalink

    My son was in 3rd grade when I read the 2nd book in the series.

    He’s now driving himself to school everyday.

    Still no 3rd book..

  54. Nahuel
    Posted May 15, 2019 at 12:18 PM | Permalink

    I’m sorry for being late to the party but I’m completly uninformed.
    I don’t want him to rush anything nor I’m demanding for a third book as if he was forced to do it, so don’t be mean please.
    I just want to know what is the third book’s current state. Is it known? Has Pat said something about it?
    I thought he was just polishing the third part, that he wrote everything at once and only had to adjust some things. But recently I found a web were someone said Pat was not happy with the result and that he was rewritting it or something like that.
    I just want to know what is happening, if possible.
    Thank you all!

    • Alexander Markhart
      Posted May 16, 2019 at 6:03 AM | Permalink

      Yeah, so as far as I am aware he said, that he took out and has to rewrite about 1/3 of the book. That was a year ago or something like that though so i have no idea how the current state of the book is. I would still advise to just wait, it’ll be finished when it is finished and i dont think anything here will influence his work.

      Have a nice week.

  55. Alex S
    Posted May 16, 2019 at 1:40 PM | Permalink

    This was so satisfying to watch. I could most def watch hours of this kind of content.

  56. Araris Valerian
    Posted May 16, 2019 at 9:51 PM | Permalink

    I would pay an unreasonable amount of money for a properly animated, word for word, full adaptation of the books. Done right, it would be amazing.

    Pat, talk to Netflix, they do anime now, please, I beg you.

    PS: Thank you.

  57. JezDynamite
    Posted May 19, 2019 at 6:42 PM | Permalink

    Ever seen one of these lego keyless puzzle boxes?

    https://www.reddit.com/r/lego/comments/bqhneb/a_puzzle_box_that_unlocks_by_spinning_it/

    You don’t even have to use the “Spinning Leaf” mindset so open it, just a simple spin. How clever.

  58. Brandon Starkerson
    Posted May 20, 2019 at 4:11 PM | Permalink

    Eight years. It’s been eight years since Book 2.

    EIGHT.

    Please make a note of it.

    • joe
      Posted May 21, 2019 at 7:49 AM | Permalink

      Why exactly??

      • Brandon Starkerson
        Posted May 21, 2019 at 1:29 PM | Permalink

        Why has it been EIGHT YEARS?

        Valid question indeed. Nobody really knows. It’s beyond ridiculous. Even the most brown-nosed fan-douche should be running out of patience, after almost a DECADE.

        • Carlos
          Posted May 24, 2019 at 9:28 PM | Permalink

          Nope, yesterday I finished for 5th time both books and today I’ve read The lightningh tree, and tomorrow I will read again The regard of the silent things.
          And why is it? Because before anyone accepted The name of the wind Patrick spent 14 years “editing” (?) his own book. So I prefer to wait whatever it takes and enjoy of a masterpiece as all the books that he has written (I haven’t read the “Fu” one), instead of pressing him more and more just for impatience.
          I am a huge fan of this books and I really want the third one to be launched, but as I have said, this books are gonna be remembered through the years, you just have to wait until you consider it’s perfect.

          • Brandon Starkerson
            Posted May 25, 2019 at 3:10 PM | Permalink

            Pro tip: remember to NOT DIE before the third book is released, then. Because many folks already have.

  59. Karen Kasenow
    Posted May 22, 2019 at 3:55 PM | Permalink

    Hello Mr. Rothfuss,
    I listened to the story “The Slow Regard of Silent Things “. I’ve never read any of your other books. Didn’t even know who you were or are.
    I so got immersed in it, that I felt as if I was part of the story. I wanted to be with Auri as she went about, to know it’s ok not to have a good day and then look at what I have and see the “good “ in the simplest form and be happy, content.
    So, I am going back to read your other books. Loved that you are from Wisconsin. You have a beautiful speaking voice. It held me. Thank you so much. Karen

  60. Some Guy On The Internet
    Posted May 28, 2019 at 4:31 AM | Permalink

    Looks about as complete as the book series it’s based on.

  61. Sean
    Posted May 28, 2019 at 7:49 AM | Permalink

    Not related to the animation but wanted to share… I’ve recently finished listening to the audio versions of the first two books and never quite appreciated the sheer amount of poetry in the prose. It was an amazing new take on my favourite series. The narrator does a pretty awesome job, though Elodin and Elxa Dal’s voices were somewhat different to what I heard in my head. And Bast a little too actually. But it was a great way to appreciate the same story in a different way, so highly recommend it to anyone that hasn’t given it a spin yet.

    Oh, and on the animation, that was a nifty effort from someone. You know what, I still enjoyed (and own) the much maligned animated version of Dragons of Autumn Twilight that was produced yonks ago. I’m sure, if needed, a certain Mike Krahulic would do a stellar job, or would know others.

    And on the off chance that the Bearded One deigns to read this Himself, an Elodin origins story would be all sorts of banana candy awesome if you feel like opening up another corner of the world.

    All the best

  62. Horse
    Posted May 30, 2019 at 5:54 PM | Permalink

    Keep up the hard work. Nose to the grindstone and shoulder to the wheel and all that. Not seeing you posting here or on social media gives us hope that you are done shining us on and might be back to work telling the story you were meant to tell.

  63. Seyrias Tharkbone
    Posted May 31, 2019 at 1:35 PM | Permalink

    Why was the following comment deleted?!?!

    Dear Mr. Rothfuss,

    years have passed, since I first heard of your Name. I watched you since then, and sadly things have turned out not so very well.

    This is no threat or no ill will, it’s just a man’s thoughts about another man’s behavior.

    You can’t escape the consequences of your own actions; a common saying here in the midlands, and it should apply to everyone, especially to people, who have a public life and to those, who also have the responsibilities coming with it. And as it happens, you’re a father as well.

    But I think you’ve lost track on some important deeds and duties. If you call yourself a writer, then you should do what a writer does. He writes.

    And if you are loved by many, then you should give something back in return. Because these loving people are the ones enabling you to live your life the way you do.

    “Give something back” doesn’t mean book 3, understand? No. It is something different.

    It isn’t playing games or D&D and let others watch and comment or collecting money for your charity.

    It isn’t selling merchandise stuff from your novels or bragging on interviews how good everything goes or post new media transformations of your two books. You will lose, in the long run. Your fans and, and that’s for sure, yourself.

    Your fans are angry, and to some extent it’s justified.

    Words. The people want words. Your words, Patrick. And they want them so badly, that they begin to hate you for not giving them anything.

    Oh, and don’t get angry while signing books, when someone asks about book 3. Consequences. You do (not much for many years), they react (very much).

    By running away you’re doing nobody a favor. Face the Balrog, that stand between you and your writing, otherwise the demon will get very real in time and devour you and all your achievements so far.

    Give them updates, publish a little fable collection or new alchemy recipes, found on a hidden manuscript or whatsoever. They want a hint, some breadcrumbs, but all they get is the darkness in the woods the author is not willing to face.

    Then why should they? Why trust someone, who doesn’t trust himself, that he can do it?

    Ask yourself, what would you think?

    I know, that it’s not easy, but that’s not the point. Writing book one and two wasn’t easy either. But it was worth it, don’ you think?

    Get your life back on track, see a therapist regularly and stop doing everything else, which blocks your from being alone with yourself. Find out what’s bothering you and get rid of the shadows. Please. Not for somebody, only for yourself in the first place.

    And then, this I promise you (as it so happens, I’m also into writing, so I know what I’m talking about) the magic will come back. And you will write as easy und as beautifully as the fiery red sun on an April morning.

    Mr. Rothfuss don’t hang me for this. I only spoke my mind. Maybe something useful comes around, when you read my thoughts on the matter.

    No one can or will tell you what to do, except one person, which you, how I believe, have not treated so well in the past years: Patrick Rothfuss.

    Respectfully,

    Seyrias Tharkbone

    • Galla
      Posted June 3, 2019 at 8:16 AM | Permalink

      Thank.
      You.

      • Seyrias Tharkbone
        Posted June 3, 2019 at 11:27 AM | Permalink

        Anytime.

        It’s a pitty the Author probably won’t recognize nor think about it. But someday he will be drowned by his own waters.

        I can only hope he finds his way back.

    • Michael
      Posted June 5, 2019 at 12:09 AM | Permalink

      So fully agree on this….

    • Pelle
      Posted June 7, 2019 at 3:27 AM | Permalink

      Yes yes and yes.

      The fact that nobody is allowed to ask about book 3, quite frankly belittles Mr Rothfuss. Such a great author who cant handle that people have questions, because they love his work. Shame.

    • Martin
      Posted June 7, 2019 at 7:20 AM | Permalink

      Fully agree

    • AG
      Posted June 8, 2019 at 1:29 PM | Permalink

      Great comment Seyrias, fully agree. Your post totally represent what a lot of us think.

    • Asher Mason
      Posted June 17, 2019 at 4:22 PM | Permalink

      Thank you for this respectful, but firm response! I’ve only been waiting for 3 years, and it can get a bit frustrating. I love Rothfuss’s works, but I agree he needs to get a move on! One of my other favorite authors, Robert Jordan, experienced a similar lengthening of the time periods betweeen his books. While I loved the Wheel of Time, his death was the best thing that could have happened for the series, otherwise it would have never been finished. I can only hope that the same does not occur with the Kingkiller Chronicles.

  64. Thomas Collins, Esq.
    Posted May 31, 2019 at 1:54 PM | Permalink

    I think 8+ years for the third book of what has repeatedly been described as a trilogy is beyond unprofessional. An author who puts his work into the stream of commerce works for us, the readers. I would fire an employee that was this lazy,incompetent, or whatever the underlying reason might be for such a delay in providing what was implicitly promised. Unfortunately, I can’t fire him. But I can do the next best thing–TAKE MY MONEY BACK!! Yes, that’s right. You see, Audible has a 100% satisfaction guarantee whereby you can get a full refund within a year for any reason at all. I purchased the first two volumes less than a year ago with the very reasonable expectation that the final volume would be made available before the year expired. It didn’t happen as we are all sadly aware. So I am getting a full refund as soon as I post this. I’d rather have the final volume of the trilogy, but this will have to do. I just wish that I had done this with George Martin’s books. Screw all these arrogant writers who get a little success and then become lazy “artists” who can’t be rushed. You are selling your stories just as I sell my time and work product as a lawyer and the latino guys sell their time and labor keeping up with my landscaping. If you want to be an “artist” then go and get yourself a freaking patron like the characters in your stories!!

    • Victor
      Posted June 2, 2019 at 4:09 PM | Permalink

      While many of us are frustrated by the delay, I have to say, your comment was the worst cliche of an attorney I have ever read – right down to your sneering comment about the Latinos who take care of your lawn. You don’t seem like a very nice person, so I’m sure Mr. Rothfuss would rather not have you as a fan.

      • Corrina
        Posted June 7, 2019 at 1:58 PM | Permalink

        AGREED. What a foul comment..

        I’ve got to the point where I’m past caring about when the last book will be out. I’ve made peace with the fact that I may die before I get to read it.

        HOWEVER, I must also add:

        Patrick Rothfuss, I am forever grateful for the amazing world you’ve created that I can escape to when reality becomes a little too much (or a little dull). No amount of ‘waiting for the third book’ can take that away. Authors like yourself and J.K. Rowling will always have a special place in my heart. Thank you so soo much!!

    • Curtis
      Posted June 11, 2019 at 5:25 AM | Permalink

      Wow, rude.

      You try wrapping up a book series people have been reading for 12 years in a satisfying way that ties off all the promised threads. For example:

      • Who is Princess Ariel?
      • Who is Denna’s patron?
      • How did the Scrael come to be?
      • Who is the King, who is subsequently killed?
      • What happens out the front of the Eolian that causes the stones near the fountain to become irreplaceable shattered?
      • Where are the Amyr after all this time?
      • What’s behind the Four-Plate Door?
      • What’s in the Lackless box?
      • How is it opened?
      • Why can’t Kvothe uses his magic anymore?
      • Who are the Singers and the Sithe?
      • Who actually are the Chandrian?

      To name a few off the top of my head, and to be fair, not all require an answer. However, the fact that my friends and I CONSTANTLYtalk about these questions even after all this time MUSTmean that others are too. To call someone, especially an author who has put so much care into the story that HE WANTS, is simply disrespectful.

      I’ve got so much love for Pat because I KNOW he will try his best fulfil the promises he made on Day 1.

    • Chris
      Posted June 15, 2019 at 1:42 PM | Permalink

      Wow. It is so easy to critisise, harder to write a very good book. Thank god for people with that talent. They owe us nothing. It is their work. That is why we pay for the story.

    • Jp
      Posted June 21, 2019 at 7:25 PM | Permalink

      Why toss in a Latino stereotype? Why post “esq” in your comment name? It’s disappointing, you made some relevant, articulate, logical points and then just disqualified yourself with racism and narcissism.
      Kinda pathetic. You have some growing up to do. Hitting the keys hard doesn’t make you a tough guy.

      • Thomas Collins, Esq.
        Posted June 28, 2019 at 1:41 AM | Permalink

        Esq. after my name signifies that I have a Juris Doctorate degree. And its not a stereotype when it is true.

        • Jp
          Posted June 28, 2019 at 6:23 PM | Permalink

          It signifies that you are pretentious and ignorant. This is an online forum, not a courtroom. Your esq means nothing here, except that you feel the need to cover up your insecurities with the facade of credibility. Which you lose by doing so. Being proud denigrating the people whom you claim to employ by generalizing them by their ethnicity further proves that you are ignorant and have no credibility. If you are truly proud of your accomplishment of completing your juris doctorate, you should take a hard look at how you choose to present yourself in social interactions, because you run the risk of creating/propagating a stereotype about lawyers that does not paint the accomplishments in a favorable light. In short, grow up and get over yourself, having absolutely nothing to do with your commentary on Mr Rothfuss’s shortcomings pertaining to book three, I find you pathetic and without any merit, regardless of your level of education.

    • Nami
      Posted June 22, 2019 at 6:53 PM | Permalink

      You can’t fire an artist based on your satisfaction of their timeline. They didn’t make it for you, it exists outside your timeline. He may never, never, finish this last book and if that happens I am only happy that the first two books existed. If you can’t understand that, you truly have misunderstood both the plot of these novels and the point of art.

  65. sandi
    Posted June 4, 2019 at 10:03 PM | Permalink

    i just finished a long post, my first ever response to a blog. after reading thru other comments, i must say something about the graphic book. for me it’s boring. way too reduced in comparison to the words playing with my responsiveness. it might satisfy me if i were 8 again, maybe even up to 15, and had never read the real thing. but at my age and experience, it’s almost a throw away. look at it a couple of times and then to my youngest grandson or into paper recycle.

    i must agree with seyrias tharkbone. mr. patrick rothfuss may not be our bitch, but he did set us up. we are the ones who talk up his books and find him new readers. media guns and wannabes love to talk and speculate. they can eat up time like any other addiction. also tv can warp the trajectory of an incomplete series until it loses the energy and trajectory that made it great in the first place. witness, for instance, how game of thrones television caused characters to elide and whole strands to drop out of the story before they could reveal their consequences. important strands were lost, and the rightful end of that story may have been killed in the process.

    as for patience, it may have taken 14 years to write the first volume, but in the process orfgetting to the end of day 2, parts were surely written that rightfully belong later in the series or even in another book. and these details would have been kept kept waiting until their right place appears. tolkein wrote the scouring of the shire (the end of his series) before he finished the first of his 6 books. he needed it to know how to shape what would lead up to it in the earlier parts of the story. i’m willing to bet that rothfuss has a nice fat file of snippets and maybe even large parts that came early to help him bring the right kind of richness and detail to earlier parts of his story.

    right now he appears to be coasting and keeping up his morale as best possible, but he also seems to be pretending he’s more of a player than he actually is when it comes to the shark infested waters and barracudas of big-time, big-money media. parties, presentations, new plans that are shared projects.

    finishing this project that he started will surely require pulling up his grown up panties and getting to work in the isolation, and with grueling editing, demanded when trying to pull together something as big, complex, and richly detailed as the kingkiller chronicles. no more putting fun and fantasy before his self-stated job — a long story about kvothe that gives him the right to ask 3 days when someone more famous and far older than he is needed only 2.

    rothfuss set this up, not me. it’s part of what gives him the means to do all the partying, presenting, planning, and playing with the barracudas he’s presented on this website. and yes, babies are wonderful, and so very much happens at the beginning. but they can also take you so far away from your own necessary intentions that you end up regretting it later and your sacrifice sets up an unhealthy future for parent and child alike. at 80 i can say this with confidence.

    even if he can’t track his project like sanderson does or use his broader fan base to co-write the rest as some other writers do, he could at least be honest enough with himself and us to let us know whether or not he’s really still working on it and has the gut strength, strategic chops, and determination to follow thru.

  66. Katarzyna Kmiecik
    Posted June 7, 2019 at 3:00 AM | Permalink

    Keep up the great work you’re doing, and by the love of Tehlu, don’t read the stupid comments. We love you, take care of yourself and carry the story to its full term.

  67. Krystal Tubbs
    Posted June 12, 2019 at 4:34 PM | Permalink

    I quite literally got goosebumps. Thanks for making (person who made the video) and thank you for sharing, Pat!

  68. Max
    Posted June 16, 2019 at 12:18 PM | Permalink

    Rejoice!!

    For planet earth is graced with the likes of Patrick Rothfuss!

    The value of a good storyteller is underappreciated, so I hereby take the time to thank you, mr. Rothfuss, for all the wonder you have brought about with your writings and charities.

  69. who cares
    Posted June 17, 2019 at 12:05 PM | Permalink

    Still amazed with the white knight syndrom effect…

  70. Asher Madon
    Posted June 17, 2019 at 4:14 PM | Permalink

    Made me tingly all over!

  71. Sevag
    Posted June 17, 2019 at 8:00 PM | Permalink

    For what it’s worth, here goes…. Just finished a fantasy book by another author, and was so bored. In kingkiller you can feel the author’s love of myth and storytelling and mystery and magic. The things that make fantasy great. I have always been in the “enjoy what you have” camp, but while I slogged through the other author’s book something changed. Now I advocate for him not to write until he feels the time is right. These books are what they are because Rothfuss cares about them.

  72. Fred D0bbs
    Posted June 24, 2019 at 6:34 PM | Permalink

    Real authors WRITE. Even the mediocre and plainly untalented ones WRITE. But almost ALL of the great ones know the secret to writing: WRITE.

    Rothfuss could type “all work and no play make Pat a dull boy” over and over again every day and it would be better than what he’s [not] been doing. Leaving things Undone causes depression and anxiety, it does not alleviate them. Try not cleaning your dishes and floors, or not bathing, for awhile and see what I mean. So a genius writer with a few screws loose (and PR is *not* the only one of those the world has seen) who is Blocked can best serve both himself and his readers by WRITING.

    Here is a message to you, Mr. Rothfuss: in olden days you would simply have starved in a garret somewhere. Fortunately, modern societies care about keeping that sort of thing from happening to the degree they used too – but I’m not sure that’s an improvement; it may be that we are unintentionally slewing the Gene Pool away from selecting from the Fittest.

    Are you Fit, Mr. Rothfuss? Are you capable of finishing what you started, and of fulfilling the social contract you made with your readers when you set out on this endeavour to craft a Series of novels?

    Or are you a whinging basket-case of sensitive nerves and trembling anxieties incapable of doing what even Stephen-fucking-King does twice each day before breakfast and an extra three times on days ending in ‘y’?

    Time to Hemingway Up – er, wait, possibly a bad example… But it *IS* time to “pull up [your] Grownup Panties” and grow a pair, and a spine, and stick your pale, frail hands on the keyboard and get to WRITING.

    Because otherwise you are just a poseur. A conman who is past his sell-by date. A has-been.

    For God’s sake, man: SNAP OUT OF IT!!!!!!!

    • Sheesh
      Posted June 26, 2019 at 11:45 AM | Permalink

      Oof. Man, I want the 3rd book as much as the next person, and I’ve done my fair share of grumbling about it with my friends but this is excessive. I mean, just read other books. What possible good do you think will come from putting Rothfuss on blast? Do you think he read this and thought, “Oh man, I really need to hunker down and finish the story for this guy!” Let him live his life. Writing is hard.

      • Azol
        Posted June 26, 2019 at 1:33 PM | Permalink

        Sooner we’ll get the 10th Anniversary Wise Man’s Fear. And I’ll probably pay for it too. Heh.

    • Kylie Hendrix
      Posted July 7, 2019 at 11:22 AM | Permalink

      Why berate a man and assume you are privy to his daily actions? You think your feeble attempt to spark action out of anger will make a man forget the life lessons handed down to him from his father.

      “And to my father, who taught me if I was going to do something, I should take my time and do it right the first time.” – Pat Rothfuss, Name of the Wind

      He will finish the third book and it will be released when both the time and the book is right. Because of the wait for the third book I have discovered two series that I now consider to be in my top favorites. Without the desire to capture even a hint of the feelings created after reading the first two Kingkiller Chronicles, then I may never have discovered those series.

      How many fans are on the edge of their seats eagerly awaiting the final note? How many are acting like a total Jackis and stomping their feet when their every whim is denied? Move on, read another 50 books or so and get your head out of your Jackass.

  73. Brandon Starkerson
    Posted June 25, 2019 at 4:56 PM | Permalink

    From Newsweek, January 2019… Quote from Pat: “”Book 3 closes this arc of the story. Book 3 will not be the final book in the world.” Rothfuss said in a YouTube Q&A. ” It always really broke my heart when you read a book set in a world… and then the author is like, ‘welp, see ya.'”

    Yeah. We all know that feeling. It breaks our hearts, too, Pat.

    Welp.

    See ya.

  74. Craig
    Posted June 28, 2019 at 11:10 PM | Permalink

    Hey PF, just wanted to share a quick story. In the early 2000’s I was offered a job by a friend performing asbestos abatement. We were primarily working throughout the University of Wisconsin campuses all over the state. While we were in Madison I was working just across from Camp Randall under a building that supposedly housed a small nuclear reactor, or so I was told. Maybe a mock-up of one for all I know…but I digress. Years later I was living back home in Marquette, MI. Where I am from… and was working as a carpenter and part time cashier at a medical marijuana cooperative. Sad to say that the coop was raided federally and I was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison on a conspiracy charge, since at the time there was no recourse in a state with medical laws in federal court. While in Duluth Federal Prison Camp I was introduced to your books. I loved them and still do, they are a staple on audiobook while my son is eating his meals. But just before my release I was introduced to The slow regard of silent things…upon reading the dedication I say the reference to Tunnel Bob. While working this asbestos removal job under this building I had the pleasure or displeasure of running into Tunnel Bob (if he is the same character to which you are referring), he actually tore down our poly walls (plastic sheeting walls that separated the tunnel sections while we worked on them) in the night and we had to fix them multiple times…one day myself and the friend who got me the job had to return to a tunnel much later than we would usually be there to retrieve some equipment, lo and behold, there sat Bob amongst our equipment. It had to be 140 degrees in that tunnel and he was just sitting there too tired to care that we finally walked up on him trespassing in our work area…. I had given up reading nonfiction until I was sent to that place, and your books were the spark that rekindled my passion for reading fantasy or whatever you want to call it, so seeing that dedication made me believe there is a connection to it all…and I will wait as long as it takes for an end to Auri and everyone elses stories…..keep up the extraordinary work!! And Thank You

  75. Lydia
    Posted July 3, 2019 at 8:01 PM | Permalink

    I finally read your Bast story in Rogues. I could read a whole book of his days. I want all the Fae lore and all of your sources/inspirations for it! Lol. I’ll admit I havent read everything you’ve written but everything I have pulls at my heart strings unlike anyone else. You are the writer I aspire to be like and the writer I despair of ever becoming lol. I hope life works out to your writing advantage soon, and all the other kind of advantages.

  76. Joshua Daniels
    Posted July 4, 2019 at 2:10 PM | Permalink

    Hey Pat, Long time fan. Just wanted to say I love your work and hope your doing well, it’s been some time since you posted so I just wanted to check up. For all the loud obnoxious voices out there who have been disrespectful and impatient I wanted to take a second and ask for all the rest of us, “how are you?” because that matters much more in my humble opinion!

    • Camille Chaustre McNally
      Posted July 21, 2019 at 9:29 PM | Permalink

      I second this.

      Fellow human,

      I hope that you’re doing ok. What you’ve let us in about your list year sounds very difficult. May your summer be full of lightning bugs.

  77. pelle
    Posted July 6, 2019 at 2:03 PM | Permalink
  78. sm.knapp@hotmail.com
    Posted July 7, 2019 at 8:47 PM | Permalink

    That is awesome!

  79. Spencer Torrance
    Posted July 11, 2019 at 7:20 AM | Permalink

    Dear Pat, I am listening to your King Killer Cronicle books until you release the 3rd. I am not good a remembering of stories or lyrics, but if i am able to tell them word for word by the time you release it, so help me God!!! I will hug you cause the 3rd book is out=)

  80. Matt Martinez
    Posted July 11, 2019 at 11:15 AM | Permalink

    Hi Pat,

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2138038899624646&set=pb.100002556690860.-2207520000.1562861573.&type=3&theater

    That’s my daughter, Auri, born in 2014. Thanks for the influence :)

    Forever a fan,

    Matt

  81. Erik
    Posted July 25, 2019 at 6:37 PM | Permalink

    Woah! That was awesome! I can’t wait for the next book! I’d reread the other two, but my to read list is too long right now (is there such a thing?). Thank you Ethan for making it-and Pat, of course, for writing it.

  82. Ben Pounder
    Posted August 8, 2019 at 2:07 AM | Permalink

    You’re as ever an eloquent writer. We, your fans, love your writing! I’m glad you’ve decided to find a manager to help you keep things organized. Everyone needs a little help sometimes! No shame in that, we are usually more successful when we use all of our resources and sometimes those resources are people that are good at the things we are not. I’m certain that this will help you be more successful and I look forward to your next installments and new beginnings!

  83. Still Hanging On...
    Posted August 15, 2019 at 10:32 AM | Permalink

    I am a fan. I loved the first two books in the series. It would be nice to receive at least some sort of update about if you intend to finish book three. Your last post on Goodreads about it was more than 7 years ago. But I guess that’s the point…you drag us along because you can.

  84. JJ
    Posted August 20, 2019 at 8:41 PM | Permalink

    Thank you so much. People need to understand that writing is tough, especially writing the conclusion to an outstanding series like Kingkiller. I’d rather wait thirty years for a gorgeous conclusion than get it tomorrow with a poorly constructed end.

    These people don’t see that Pat is practically spinning literary GOLD, and y’all complain that your gold aint gettin made fast enough?

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