Plot summary Edit
This is a short novel set in Modeg, around 150–200 years prior to Kvothe’s life. It tells the origin story of one of the legendary figures in the world: Laniel young-again. She is a woman who decides to go out and see the world after marrying and raising her kids. The author is playing against the idea that any female heroine is either the plucky tomboy type or inspired by a need to protect her children.
Laniel Young-Again is mentioned a few times in the first two novels of the trilogy, though little is explicitly stated about her. She is generally mentioned in the company of great figures in the history of Temerant, such as Illien and Oren Velciter.
Background and publication Edit
The novella was supposed to come out before the third book of the trilogy, The Doors of Stone. In November 2013, during Worldbuilders 2013, at a show with Paul & Storm in Chicago, Rothfuss informally polled the audience about whether they would like it to come out soon or waiting for The Doors of Stone with nothing to tide them over. The response, and the response at later shows, was overwhelmingly in support of the former.
By the time the Worldbuilders 2013 AMA rolled around, Rothfuss said that both The Slow Regard of Silent Things and Laniel's Tale would come out prior to The Doors of Stone. By June 2014, when The Slow Regard of Silent Things had a release date, Laniel's Tale remained unfinished and seemed to be undergoing major rewriting.
- ↑ Rising Shadow. Laniel's Tale (working title)
- ↑ Reddit Fantasy. Heya everybody, I'm Patrick Rothfuss - AMA (January 14, 2015)
- ↑ The Wise Man's Fear, Chapter 86, "The Broken Road"
- ↑ YouTube. Triangulation 99: Patrick Rothfuss (Apr 18, 2013)
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Reddit KingkillerChronicle. When is Laniel Young-Again's book coming out? (December 5, 2014)
- ↑ Reddit KingkillerChronicle. Laniel Young Again.. (October 29, 2014)
|Works in the The Kingkiller Chronicle series|
|Novels||The Name of the Wind (2007) ▪ The Wise Man's Fear (2011) ▪ The Doors of Stone (to be released)|
|Companion tales||How Old Holly Came to Be in Unfettered (2013) ▪ The Lightning Tree in Rogues (2014) ▪ The Slow Regard of Silent Things (2014) ▪ The Tale of Laniel Young-Again (to be released)|
|Derived works||Cealdish Currency (2013) ▪ The Name of the Wind Playing Cards (2014) ▪ Pairs (2014) ▪ TV Series, Movie and Video Game (optioned)|