The yet to be completed trilogy of fantasy novels, The Kingkiller Chronicles, has been a cult success amassing a huge fanbase of loyal fantasy readers. It’s no wonder that studios are keen to capitalise on this by bringing the story to the screen.
Patrick Rothfuss still hasn’t announced the release of the final part of the trilogy. The first volume in the series, The Name of the Wind, was released in 2007 and the second book, The Wise Man’s Fear was released four years later. The third book in the series, titled The Doors of Stone is expected to be released in 2016 but it hasn’t been confirmed yet.
The story follows Kvothe, a gifted child who becomes orphaned and goes on a journey to equip himself with the physical, mental and magical power to exact revenge on his family’s killers. A coming of age, fantasy revenge journey story, Kvothe discovers the world, that mythical creatures are real and he also discovers love.
In an industry where Patrick Rothfuss is often mentioned in the same breath as George R. R. Martin because they write in the same genre, The Kingkiller Chronicles is completely different and will presumably appeal to a wider audience because of it’s relatively innocent approach.
The first book, The Name of the Wind, was optioned to be made into a TV series by 20th Century Fox but the deal lapsed so now the title is now the subject of a bidding war according to the Hollywood Reporter. It seems as though everyone from Warner Brothers, MGM, Lionsgate, Fox to Universal are interested in obtaining the new rights.
While it might be a little while before we see this on the big screen, it might be a good time for young red haired drama students to learn to ride a horse, sing and play the lute.