Lin-Manuel Miranda and Patrick Rothfuss: A Match Made in Nerd Heaven

Praise Tehlu! Earlier this week, creative powerhouses Lin-Manuel Miranda and Patrick Rothfuss announced that they are teaming up to adapt Rothfuss’s The Kingkiller Chronicle trilogy (The Name of the Wind, The Wise Man’s Fear, and the forthcoming The Doors of Stone) into film and television. (And “other media.” Is it too much to hope for video games?) Miranda is really the perfect choice as Rothfuss’s right hand man, especially since so much of Kvothe’s journey is entwined with his passion for music. Seriously, imagine listening to the soundtrack. . .

Oh wait, you can’t. It’s too beautiful for your imagination.

If you think you’re excited about this collaboration, check out how much this duo has been geeking out over each other! Rothfuss, a fan of Hamilton, met Miranda backstage after seeing the Tony Award-winning musical, and Miranda, a huge Kingkiller enthusiast, tweeted about which chapter of The Name of the Wind inspired him to write, “The Story of Tonight.” Anyone else swooning over both their bromance AND their command of language?

Miranda and Rothfuss

Patrick Rothfuss meeting Lin-Manuel Miranda backstage. Lin-Manuel Miranda trying to keep his cool.

I’m too busy freaking out to say much more, but I’ll end with this: Miranda, Rothfuss, have some sympathy. We know Doors of Stone may not publish for a few years, but now that this new project exists, we cannot wait for it!

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Biz Hyzy is a graduate of Lake Forest College with a BA in English Literature. She is one of Booklist's editorial assistants for the Adult Books department. In the past, she has worked as a bookseller at Half Price Books and as a writing tutor. When she isn’t reading, you can find her swing dancing or playing games.

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