The Wise Man’s Fear, the second volume of Patrick Rothfuss’ Kingkiller Chronicle, turned ten earlier this month with relatively little fanfare. When The Name of the Wind reached the decade mark, we got a beautifully illustrated 10th anniversary edition filled with extra goodies. Now the sequel’s anniversary has come and gone, and we’re still waiting for news on book three—at this point, we have about as much information on the upcoming Doors of Stone as Kvothe has on the Chandrian.
And yet the last ten years have provided fertile ground for theories and speculations, as well as a number of reread podcasts and deep dives into the world of Temerant. I, for one, am a fan of Jo Walton’s excellent KKC reread here on Tor.com and listen enthusiastically to Page of the Wind’s daily dive into the books. Of course, I have spent hours on the KKC subreddit and I even started my own podcast where I profile the rich characters Rothfuss has gifted to us.
Thus, I thought it would be appropriate to mark the anniversary with a refresher on the major burning questions I have about this beautiful story-in-progress—so without further ado, here are ten questions I hope to see answered in The Doors of Stone.