Hey, friends, family, and book lovers. I thought that today it would be great to change things up a little since my last few posts have been book reviews and lists or tips.
|There's no cover for 'The Doors of Stone' yet.|
The reason why I'm looking forward to reading the rest of ‘The Kingkiller Chronicles’ is that this series is considered to be one of the best fantasy epics since ‘The Lord of the Rings’. That's a highly rated book to live up to but since I started reading ‘The Name of the Wind’ in July, I can personally vouch that ‘The Kingkiller Chronicles’ series will no doubt make a name for itself in fantasy literature history.
I do have to point out though that so far the story relates more to ‘Game of Thrones’ than ‘The Lord of the Rings’, but even then you can’t really compare this to any other story and I’m sure Rothfuss wouldn’t even want it to be compared to anything else. I just wanted to give you a perspective or feeling for the type of story before you read it.
First I'll give you the general plot of each book, (although ‘The Doors of Stone’ doesn’t have an official plot yet.) then I'll give you a list of things I love about the first book so far.
Day One: The Name of the Wind
The story begins in a small town in the middle of nowhere called Newarre. We get introduced to the innkeeper Kote and his assistant Bast, not knowing at first that Kote is the renowned Kvothe: an unequaled sword fighter, magician, and musician, rumored to have killed a king and caused the present war. His assistant and student Bast is a prince of the Fae.
Kvothe saves Chronicler, a traveling scribe, from spider-like creatures called Scrael. The day after Chronicler wakes up from the fight with the Scrael he asks to record Kvothe's true story. At first, Kvothe declines but eventually gives in knowing that if he tells Chronicler then his truth will get out to the people.
Kvothe tells Chronicler that this will take three days, which is why each book in the trilogy of novels mentions Day One, Day Two and Day Three. One book is one day of Kvothe telling his side of the story for each book in the series.
Day Two: The Wise Man’s Fear
Kvothe continues telling his story to Chronicler started in The Name of the Wind, where a younger Kvothe continues his education at the University. There, he carries a feud with fellow student Ambrose, punctuated by petty crimes such as the theft and retrieval of love interest Denna's ring and culminating in his arrest by the Church.
Despite defending himself in court, Kvothe has guaranteed himself a term tuition too high to pay, due to the negative attention he attracted to the darker aspects of the University, and his more or less poor status.
As he cannot pay the tuition, he goes to the moneylender Devi to borrow money. Kvothe, being advised by his friends and teachers at the University, decides to take a term off.
Day Three: The Doors of Stone (working title)
Release Date: Sometime in 2018
|Cover to be released soon!|
The Doors of Stone will involve the chronicling of Kvothe's life from where The Wise Man's Fear left off. It will cover the third and final day of the story as related to Chronicler, and Rothfuss has stated that it will include the ending of Kvothe's story. However, Rothfuss intends to explore Temerant further with additional writings.
5 things I like about ‘The Name of the Wind’ so far and why I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the books in ‘The Kingkiller Chronicles’.
- The writing is poetic and smooth. Some of the lines flow off the tongue as if you were reading Shakespeare.
- It's nice to have a strong male protagonist after reading too many YA books with strong yet insecure female protagonists.
- The chapters are short with many perfect places to stop then pick it back up right where you left off without being confused about what last happened in the story.
- So far the story is very character based. I have a feeling that I'll get attached to Kvothe before too long.
- Every time I put the book down I can't wait for the next time to pick it right back up. It is a page turner. It's long but easy to read as if it were attracting you like a magnet.
What did you personally think of 'Day One' and 'Day Two'? Are they as good as 'Game of Thrones'?
What other books in the fantasy world would you recommend to read?