The reason he chose The Kingkiller Chronicle as his next project? Simple. He's a fan. As reported by The Ringer, he publicly begged for the job as early as the summer of 2015, and he’s credited the series for inspiring at least one Hamiltontrack.
After discovering Miranda’s love for the series, author Patrick Rothfuss admitted dragging his feet on a potential collaboration.
“It took me a long time to realize he was actually a bit of a geek for my stuff,” Rothfuss said in a Q&A at Joco Cruise. “Which is baffling. Just baffling. It’s hard enough for me as a Midwesterner to think that other people like my work, to that extent. I’ve gotten to where I can get that. But somebody like that, no, it’s hard to parse.”
But now.. "we're are best friends forever" added the author.
“If you really want me to, I can talk about my new best friend, Lin-Manuel Miranda. Me and Lin are going to live in a tree fort forever and play Settlers of Catan all the time,” Rothfuss said, comparing the Broadway star’s smell to “cinnamon and Xbox."
Kvothe is the narrator and protagonist of The Kingkiller Chronicle. He loses his father, Arliden, at a young age. Disguised as a humble tavern owner, he tells his life story and how his father Arliden, leader of a band of wandering musicians, makes a fatal mistake, writing a song about Lanre, a legendary hero who becomes the corrupted leader of the Chandrian. As punishment for his transgression, the Chandrian kill Arliden’s entire troupe. Only Kvothe survives. His search for revenge upon the Chandrian forms the backbone of The Kingkiller Chronicle.