The Lightning Tree

The Lightning Tree The Lightning Tree is a novella and one of the companion tales in the The Kingkiller Chronicle series It was published in the anthology called Rogues published by Bantam Spectra

  • Title: The Lightning Tree
  • Author: Patrick Rothfuss
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  • Page: 376
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  • The Lightning Tree is a novella and one of the companion tales in the The Kingkiller Chronicle series It was published in the anthology called Rogues published by Bantam Spectra.

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    1. Patrick Rothfuss

      It all began when Pat Rothfuss was born to a marvelous set of parents Throughout his formative years they encouraged him to do his best, gave him good advice, and were no doubt appropriately dismayed when he failed to live up to his full potential.In high school Pat was something of a class clown His hobbies included reading a novel or two a day and giving relationship advice to all his friends despite the fact that he had never so much as kissed a girl He also role played and wrote terrible stories about elves He was pretty much a geek.Most of Pat s adult life has been spent in the University Wisconsin Stevens Point In 1991 he started college in order to pursue a career in chemical engineering, then he considered clinical psychology In 1993 he quit pretending he knew what he wanted to do with his life, changed his major to undecided, and proceeded to study whatever amused him He also began writing a book.For the next seven years Pat studied anthropology, philosophy, eastern religions, history, alchemy, parapsychology, literature, and writing He studied six different martial arts, practiced improv comedy, learned how to pick locks, and became a skilled lover of women He also began writing a satirical advice column which he continues to this day The College Survivial Guide Through all of this he continued to work on his novel.In 2000 Pat went to grad school for English literature Grad school sucked and Pat hated it However, Pat learned that he loved to teach He left in 2002 with his masters degree, shaking the dust from his feet and vowing never to return During this period of time his novel was rejected by roughly every agent in the known universe.Now Pat teaches half time at his old school as an assistant sub lecturer He is underpaid but generally left alone to do as he sees fit with his classes He is advisor for the college feminists, the fencing club, and, oddly enough, a sorority He still roll plays occasionally, but now he does it in an extremely sophisticated, debonair way.Through a series of lucky breaks, he has wound up with the best agent and editor imaginable, and the first book of his trilogy has been published under the title The Name of the Wind Though it has only been out since April 2007, it has already been sold in 26 foreign countries and won several awards Pat has been described as a rough, earthy iconoclast with a pipeline to the divine in everyone s subconscious But honestly, that person was pretty drunk at the time, so you might want to take it with a grain of salt.

    936 thoughts on “The Lightning Tree”

    1. Bast was halfway to the wayward inn when he realised he had no idea where his carrots were This made me laugh, that quote made me laugh It was good to see a little of this fantasy world So far we ve seen little of Bast beyond his awe for Kvothe We ve not really seen the person behind the hero worship He is such a rogue He is a swindler and a digger out of secrets He s surprisingly deft at routing out people s private information he s very, very, clever in a conniving sort of way He is also very [...]


    2. 1 The Name of the Wind 2 The Wise Man s Fear 2.4 The Lightning Tree 2.5 The Slow Regard of Silent Things 3 Doors of Stone n aThe Lightning Tree is a short story that is set in Patrick Rothfuss world from The Kingkiller Chronicle You can find The Lightning Tree and other short stories that are curated by GRRM himself in a bind up anthology titled Rogues This story is set in Kvothe s innkeeper days, and surrounds his mysterious friend Bast For the record, I absolutely adore Bast, so when I found o [...]


    3. This was my first taste of Rothfuss, and I got the picture that the protagonist here, Bast, is part of a larger world This fine story, however, works as a standalone I loved it and I hadn t read The Name of the Wind I am now, as a result of this novella The tone is very different from The Name of the Wind The unknown and the mystical powers of Bast segregate him from humans as a Fae creature driven by his wild nature Although The Name of the Wind, involves magic and fantasy, it s a very human st [...]


    4. The Lightning Tree is a companion novella to Patrick Rothfuss Kingkiller Chronicles Listed as Book 2.4 of the series and included originally in Rogues, a fantastical short fiction collection compiled and edited by George R R Martin and Gardner R Dozois, The Lightning Tree is a prequel of sorts The novella sets its eye upon the shape and flux of an average day for Bast, the assistant at the Wayside Inn Taking place prior to Chronicler s arrival at the inn, Bast s day is steeped in the twilit intr [...]


    5. A day in the life of Bast.Wouldn t you like to know what Kvothe s enigmatic apprentice is up to in his free time Spoiler for the whole Kingkiller Chronicles incoming view spoiler Could it really be that he is Kvothe s and Felurian s son Or is that just baseless speculation hide spoiler


    6. Un d a lleno de curiosos sucesos que nos permiten conocer mucho m s a Bast.Sencillamente, siempre es un placer leer a Patrick.


    7. I would read this author s grocery list, seriously It was great to see a story from Bast s point of view Adds a little information to the overall story Fantastic


    8. My Rating 4.4 5This is soooo gooood It s a great addition to the story, actually Not much happened in the story but still it was really really interesting I think it would be great if there were bast chapters in the third book


    9. Ah, Bastort and extremely enjoyable It suited me much than the Slow regard of silent things did, and it was much Kvothian Name of the Wind like, I guess Anywaylots of fun and well worth reading


    10. Nice to get a taste of the Kingkiller Chronicles again Read as part of the Rogues anthology and my favourite of that collection This is a day in the life of Bast It contains elements of trickery, tomfoolery and we get to discover a fair bit about Kvothe s apprentice.I d suggest reading the main novels first to get from this story Without the context, I d wager it s not quite as interesting some between the lines info as well , but still likely a good read thanks to the prose.There has always be [...]


    11. Baaaastuuper interestingI am hoping Patrick includes a journey to Bast s homeland in the third This novella reveals how Bast has instinctive magics and a differing moral code than humans His base instincts rule his behavior similar to Felurian but he could easily kill if he felt it was needed without any remorse, similar to Cthaeh Bast also performs some form of sympathy that is different than any sympathy shown previously This novel also further explains and shows how Bast s two magical instin [...]


    12. My first two star read of 2017 And I m not even mad about it I considered this 58 pointless pages that I did not find enjoyable in the least Doesn t take away anything from the world for me, which is nice Maybe it should be lower than 2 stars, but I m feeling generous.


    13. No ten a pensado leer este libro, pero de repente me ha dado por ah y aqu estamos, rompiendo por un d a el LeoAutorasOctLa verdad es que despu s de los cuatro libros de Cr nicas de la Torre me apetec a algo ligero, y todos los que ten a pensado leer de autoras que leer despu s , eran demasiado densos As que he decidido pasar esta ma ana fiebrosa leyendo a Rothfuss, que siempre es buena cosa.El rbol del rel mpago es un libro muy comparable a La m sica del silencio por el modo en que est escrito S [...]


    14. An excellent short story for those who read The Name of the Wind, just about one of the characters, Bast, and what he does on a normal day when the story isn t being told Bast is a very compelling character, and his motives or own morality are semi ambiguous in the main story, so this story gives an interesting look into his world and his views I love this world and I love Rothfuss, so I enjoyed it Even if you had no context it would probably be an interesting, if confusing at times, read.



    15. I listened to the audiobook version of this as part of the Rogues novella and short story collection and found it to be wonderfully Cheeky rich with descriptions that quickly ignite the imagination, and be filled with intriguing characters In short, I found it to be a superb little day in the life tale.



    16. Arguably my favorite thing Rothfuss has written Second maybe only to The Name of the Wind Pretty sure this is a slight prequel Good and a must read if you re into his KingKiller series.


    17. Una historia interesante y entretenida, un cuento bonito, muy bien escrito, sobre uno de los personajes de El nombre del viento A n as , es breve, por lo que tampoco esper is gran cosa.Rese a completa paseandoentrepaginas.


    18. Ay, qu corto se me ha hecho esto Pero me ha encantado, es maravilloso leer desde la perspectiva de Bast, me ha hecho quererle m s a n Ojal en Las Puertas de Piedra tenga un poquito m s de protagonismo


    19. M s ganas dan de matarte por no sacar el tercer libro Patrick xd para los que no sab an al igual que yo existe este libro que habla sobre bast quien sigue siendo un enigma me gust m s que la m sica del silencio en todo caso que era como un cachipun de pulpo xd


    20. Read this as part of the book Rogues edited by George RR Martin LOVED this story and found it to be very intriguing and fun Love everything Pat comes up with but this story was pure FUN Great stuff, Pat, keep it up Thank you


    21. A short story for the fans of The Kingkiller Chronicle It wouldn t survive on its own, even if it fed on Bast s quirkiness However, it is pretty essential for those who care for Bast as much as I do and who want to know about him Don t expect much though it is merely a day in his life One day can t tell you everything about a person and Bast isn t even a person.


    22. Breezier unsurprisingly it is a short story although it s only a few hundred words shy of being a novella than the first two books of the Kingkiller Chronicle and The Slow Regard of Silent Things Length notwithstanding, the breeziness wasn t a surprise Because, you know, Bast If you DON T know Bast, for heaven s sake get outta here and read The Name of the Wind already.Brief, charming, fascinating It was always evident that Bast had a strict, unusual moral code I enjoyed a deeper exploration of [...]


    23. Un relato s per ligero de leer y el cual intente saborear hasta el ltimo momento.Pasar un d a con Bast fue bastante entretenido, nos enteramos de las actividades que hace fuera de Roca de Gu a y sin que se entere Kvothe Aunque no aporte gran cosa a la trilog a principal, si toca temas interesantes como los Fata y el tipo de magia que usan Simplemente disfrute nuevamente de la forma de escribir de Patrick como siempre.Estuve guardando este relato para cuando necesitar leer a Rothfuss desesperadam [...]



    24. Es una historia bastante entretenida No agrega nada nuevo a la historia de kvothe, simplemente describe las aventuras de bast en su d a a d a Es divertido, refrescante, pero cre que esperaba algo m s, como el origen de la relaci n de bast y kvothe o algo parecido Al menos sirve para conocer m s al personaje.


    25. Mola leerte este relato si conoces las cr nicas del asesino de Reyes.A mi me ha sacado alguna sonrisa tierna y me ha ayudado a entender un poco m s la personalidad compleja de uno de los protagonistas de la saga.


    26. So bittersweet to be back in Kvothe s world for such a short time It s sounds so dorky but all I can think to say about this story is that it s delightful I loved following Bast and I love the creative story telling.



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