– by Joseph Jammer Medina

UPDATE: It has been brought to our attention in the comments that Book Depository is owned by Amazon…so the idea of this being a coincidence that two separate online outlets would have the same information can pretty much be thrown out the window.


Poor fantasy fans. Like many other fan bases out there, fantasy readers are voracious in their consumption of all things…fantasy. However, over the years, many have been burnt over some series whose authors spend a great deal of time on the next entries, leaving fans to meander on over to other series that are also…unfinished. Of course, the big example here is A Song of Ice and Fire from George R.R. Martin, but another oft-cited offender is the Kingkiller Chronicle series from Patrick Rothfuss.

The first book in the series, The Name of the Wind, hit bookshelves back in 2007, and four years later, and it was followed up with The Wise Man’s Fear in 2011. While in 2014, fans got a shorter companion book called The Slow Regard of Silent Things, but other than that, it’s been a whole lotta nothing in terms of the next full installment.

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Well, now we may know the illustrious “when”? Both Book Depository and Amazon have had listings for the third book, The Doors of Stone for an August 20, 2020 release. One could easily dismiss one as a random error or placeholder, but it is a bit of a smoking gun that TWO sites have the same date listed.

Oh, also, the listing from both sites has 896 pages as the length of the book…though one is listed as paperback. It should also be noted that these are listing for UK releases, so take from that what you will.

Does this date actually have some merit to it, or is it just some placeholder until they iron it out? Only time will tell.

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SOURCE: Amazon and Book Depository (via Daniel Greene)

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.