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.


This entry was posted in cool things, videos. By Pat130 Responses


  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

      • 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.

        • 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 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

      • 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.

  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


  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.

        • 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!

    • 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


    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 :)


  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


  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.

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

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

  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


          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

  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

  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.

  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 :)

  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.

    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,

  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?

    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.


    Please make a note of it.

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