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“The book that I would love to have ready to give you is book 3,” Rothfuss said. “I hope you all know that.”
Book 3 will not be longer than The Wise Man’s Fear.
Will book 3 will be the last in the series?
Yes and no. Book 3 closes this arc of story. Book 3 will not be the final book set in this world. Big distinction there!
“It gives us the opportunity […] to include a couple of cool things,” he explained—to adjust the text and fix any errors or inconsistencies, as well as including at least 20 illustrations and other cool extras. Here’s what you can expect to find in the new edition, which will be released in 2017:
- an “extensive” author’s note
- appendices discussing the calendar and the currency systems
- a pronunciation guide
- at least 20 illustrations
- “a better map”
Toiveisiini vastattiin: uusi maailmankartta on "updated". Nykyisessä on todella vähän paikannimiä, ja se olisi pitänyt päivittää jo The Wise Man's Feariin.
This deluxe anniversary hardcover includes:
• Brand-new author’s note
• Gorgeous, never-before-seen illustrations by artist Dan Dos Santos
• Beautifully detailed and updated world map by artist Nate Taylor
• Appendix detailing calendar system and currencies
• Pronunciation guide of names and places
• Editor’s note by Rothfuss’ Hugo Award-winning editor, Betsy Wollheim
Nyt Adlibris antaa uuden painoksen ilmestymisajaksi maaliskuun.
Jussi kirjoitti: Tuulen nimen suomennos on ilmeisesti myyty loppuun, ainakin nettikirjakaupat väittävät niin. Uusi painos on mahdollisesti tulossa tammikuussa.
the book will also have not just one new map of the world, but two. Both of them much more detailed, and both of them illustrated by good friend and frequent collaborator Nathan Taylor.
There’s also a bunch of supplementary appendices where I go all the way down the rabbit hole and talk in some crazy detail about things like my currency systems, worldbuilding, the commonly used calendar, and the spread of the Aturan Empire. (These are also featuring illustrations by Nate Taylor.)
The book has improved, cleaned up text. An introduction, an author’s note (by me), pronunciation guide, and several appendixes about things like the currency systems, the calendar, the Aturan Empire, etc etc.
Also? It has more than 20 illustrations from Dan Dos Santos
A beautiful, collectible new hardback edition of one of the greatest fantasy novels of the past decade.
The potential series will follow a pair of wandering performers on their adventures through the unique and startling world of Temerant, immersing audiences in a universe of unexpected heroes, mystical places and terrifying dark forces.
The TV project is an origin story that is set a generation before the events of the trilogy's first novel, The Name of the Wind.
As for the unavoidable question of when, if ever, the third book will come out, that too remains unanswerable. Rothfuss, of course, is far from the first scribe of an epic fantasy series to take longer than fans would like to finish. When I asked him if there was something about the genre itself that made the story difficult to conclude, Rothfuss shook his head. “It’s me. It’s my process. It’s my life.” “He is very hard on himself,” Bialer told me later. “He is always deconstructing and putting his books back together.”
What Rothfuss did make clear is he’d rather be working on almost anything else. Since the release of the second book in the Kingkiller Chronicles, he has published two novellas and a short story set in the same world as the trilogy. Writing them was like eating “cupcakes,” while working on the third book is like sitting down to “a plate of carrots.”
“I want to write stories in this world forever,” Rothfuss said. “At the end of Lord of the Rings, the world is used up by the story. And so, there’s actually a little clue in there, when Kvothe’s dad was talking about the story of Lanre, he says, ‘Sit and listen, for I will tell a story, the story of a man.’ And that’s what this is. This is one person’s story. And he’s an interesting person and he has interesting events in his life. But at the end of that he won’t be like ‘Welp, I know everything there is to know about this world.’ No, man, you don’t know anything about this world yet. You have so many little corners. There’s a lot. There’s a lot about this world I have not managed to bring in and I want to tell stories there forever.
Rothfuss was asked by an Alaskan fan, “Are you like a DM [Dungeon Master] taking us on a journey where the bard is the hero of the story?” The bard is an often underappreciated class in Dungeons & Dragons, and the questioner wondered (in light of Rothfuss’ well-known affection for the game) whether his trilogy is a conscious attempt to ennoble the D&D bard archetype with Kvothe, hero of The Kingkiller Chronicle and virtuoso lute player.
“It’s way worse than that,” Rothfuss answered. “I am an author who has tricked you into reading a trilogy that is a million-word prologue.”
But positioning The Kingkiller Chronicle as prologue puts this in a new light. Rather than hop around, writing stories in far-flung corners and various time periods in his fictional world, Rothfuss seems to see Book 3 as queuing up an even grander narrative, suggesting that Kvothe, rather than providing an end to continent-altering events, will instead set a new, larger conflict in motion.
Rothfuss’ description of The Kingkiller Chronicle as prologue suggests that maybe Kvothe won’t fix the world. Instead, the forces he has unleashed will be a problem for future adventurers, as if The Kingkiller Chronicle was all just an origin story for some Sauron-level threat, as yet unseen.
While Rothfuss hasn’t announced any specific plans for after the release of The Kingkiller Chronicle Book 3, whenever that may be, he did pitch a book of sorts to Emerald City Comic Con attendees. In The Wise Man’s Fear, Kvothe trains with the sword masters of the Adem, known in the larger world as deadly mercenaries. They are guided by a philosophy known as The Lethani.
“The Ademre have their, I don’t want to call it their sacred text, but they do have their nine and 90 tales, the stories that all Ademre know and illustrate certain things about their lives. I’ve thought of writing that book, that series of very small, almost parables or zen koans, but I have a lot of irons in the fire and I don’t know how interested people would be in a series of esoteric stories based in a tertiary part of my fantasy world,” Rothfuss said, to cheers of support from the audience. “It probably will happen eventually."
“Kingkiller, my work on the books, is—again, it might seem strange for people to hear—but nobody laments the lack of tangible progress more than me, in terms of the next Kingkiller book,” Rothfuss told Cunningham. “But things are moving forward, if not fast—again, I’ve never promised fast, ever since I knew what I was good at professionally. I made promises very early on in interviews where I’m like, ‘Yeah, I’m going to do these books one a year.’ But I was an idiot. I had just been published for like two months, I had no idea what I was talking about.”
He discussed how, yes, he had completed a draft of the entire Kingkiller Chronicle back in 2000 but described this early version as “a book you would not have liked, because it was just discernibly bad” and emphasized the changes that he had made to it in the nearly twenty years since then.
“But I am moving forward,” he said. “More importantly, I’m finally getting my life sorted out so that I can go back and approach my writing and my craft with the joy that I used to feel back in the day, when I was just an idiot kid playing D&D or working on my unpublishable fantasy novel.”
Speaking of moving forward, Rothfuss also briefly discussed picking up a back-burnered graphic novel project with collaborator Nate Taylor set in the Kingkiller Chronicle world, and his delight with the Kingkiller Chronicle TV series.
Tv-sarja on vaikeuksissa. Showtime päätti, ettei se haluakaan tehdä sarjaa ja irtaantui projektista. Nyt tv-sarjalle yritetään etsiä uutta kotia toiselta kanavalta tai suoratoistopalvelusta. Jos tämä ei onnistu, on Kuninkaansurmaaja-telkkasarja kuollut. Mutta pelastuminen on vielä mahdollista, esimerkiksi Apple on mainittu potentiaalisena uutena isäntänä. Ja projekti ei ollut edennyt kovin pitkälle. Ymmärtääkseni vasta jaksojen käsikirjoituksia oli saatu valmiiksi.
Jussi kirjoitti: Viime viikolla uutisoitiin, että Kuninkaansurmaajan kronikka -tv-sarja kertoo tapahtumista yhtä sukupolvea ennen kirjojen tapahtumia. Sarja nähdään Showtime-kanavalla.