It’s like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.— Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind
Wherein I am depicted in Lego, announce some Chicago events, and continue to titillate you.
New blog post from Pat
Kvothe is a notorious magician (Arcane), an accomplished thief, a masterful musician, and an infamous assassin…. This a very young Kvothe, the one we know from the first book “The name of the wind"
I have to say that Patrick Rothfuss’s books series “The kingkiller chronicles” (There’s two books out there, the third one hasn’t come out yet ) are the very best ones I have read since The lord of the rings… and that’s a lot to say. The story, uuugh!!! how it captures your atencion from the first moment and how you just can’t let it go….
So cute, all redhead with freckles
Work in progress of #Kvothe from #Kingkiller Chronicles by #PatrickRothfuss . #kkc #thenameofthewind
He’s Bastas, son of Remmen, Prince of Twilight and the Telwyth Mael… and he’s sleeping…
I was one of those. I meddled with dark powers. I summoned demons. I ate the entire little cheese, including the rind.— Kvothe, The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
The other night I was watching The Hobbit: the Desolation of Smaug (of course I was), specifically the scene in Mirkwood where Bilbo climbs the tree to gain his bearings. I was noticing the beauty of the shot and how vast Mirkwood is. I also realized that I expected the leaves on the trees to be dark green, maybe even greenish to purplish, but that’s beside the point.
At that point I realized that most of the fantasy novels I have read have had one vastly huge and impenetrable forest.
- Obviously in the Middle Earth novels there’s the Greenwood—which becomes Mirkwood due to the influence of Sauron and Ungoliant’s descendants. (x)
- Then in the Harry Potter series there’s the forbidden forest. Since Hogwarts is un-plottable, we really have no idea how big the forbidden forest is, but all evidence believes us to believe it is pretty large. (x)
- Next, in the Inheritance Cycle there’s Du Weldenvarden, a magical forest so vast and so powerfully protected that Galbatorix has never been able to find Ellesméra (not to mention Sílthrim or any of the other elven cities). (x)
- In the Kingkiller Chronicle, we have the Eld. This forest is so deep that no one has ever mapped it completely. It is bordered by scant civilization, and is a place where at least one member of the Chandrian (Cinder), bandits, and the faen folk (or at least Felurian) run rampant. (x)
- In the Chronicles of Narnia, there are many forests, but I would say the one that I think fits most is probably the Western Woods, since that’s where lantern waste (and therefore the wardrobe and the largest entrance to the human world) is. We aren’t sure how far this forest extends either, since the trees have always turned into fur coats upon entry back into the human world. But due to both the danger and the wonder that Lucy experiences when she first enters the Western Woods, I’d say this is probably the main magical forest. (x)
This is just a start to what I’m sure could be a formidable list. Any other fantastic forests worthy of note?
If we didn’t have impressive-sounding names for things, no one would take us seriously.— Kvothe, The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss