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This book is better than the first in this series, which is quite a feat! Ruthfuss has created such an incredible, complex, believable, interesting world in the Kingkiller series. The story is told as the protagonist (Kvothe) is reminiscing to a "chronicler", who is basically a biographer/storyteller. Very intriguing way of telling the story of his life. So, you get the story of his past life, along with events that are currently transpiring. It is captivating!
There is an overriding feeling that Kvothe's life has gone off the rails, so to speak, but you never really get to that part of the story in even this second book, and you are left yearning for the final installment in the trilogy! But, you should know before getting into this series, Ruthfuss has not completed the 3rd book yet at the time of this writing. There is also no indication of when his fans can expect that final book to come forth. I experienced the same emotions as I waited for Stephen King to get back to his penultimate Gunslinger series. The years spent waiting for the continuation and climax to that series were painful. I am afraid that this series' finale may be just as difficult to wait for!
Nick Podehl is such a fabulous narrator, and is perfect for this series. He has a young, vibrant way of reading, and it works very well here. You will not be disappointed with this book, but please start with the first in the series. You'll be glad you did.
there were moments I became choked up, but not by the obvious. I also found parts that inspired me to remember and ponder wisdom that is forgotten, like when you read scripture and life's principles are returned to your attention ... remember, oh ye remember
Awesome story. But the narrator needs to stay consistent with pronouncing names. He needs more vocal inflections. Sometimes he simply mispronounces a name completely which really throws me off the story.
Rothfuss writes like his protagonist lives, fully and all the way to the edges. The bard would approve and should be jealous. I can see why his books would take a longtime to write and to edit. I love what he writes and the way he writes it. Waiting for the third book is exscruciating. Many have given up waiting. Let me tell you three times, Mr Rothfuss, it would
be wrong not to finish. My 7 words,Rothfuss finished his series for you, today.
"The Wise Man's Fear: Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 2" is just a SIDE STORY of our main character's development into full adulthood, and self-identification made. While that may sound exciting it was not, tough book to stick with through the middle, and to be blunt I do not believe earned another cliffhanger considering nothing major happens in this book towards an end game; rather there still is no end game revealed. WHY SHOULD I CARE ABOUT KVOTHE?? His life is exciting many of the times, BUT WHAT ABOUT THE PRESENT? In terms of overall story arc, in the series, I bet you this book will hold little influence.This side story is still exciting, but...
Though not without a couple of genre cliches, it's an awesome read. I enjoyed it very much, good fantasy is such a rare thing nowadays. The narrator's performance enhanced it greatly. Third book to come is in my wish list.
Overall it was a good story. I understand that a teenage boy thinks a lot about sex, but it seems like much of the book was wasted. I really like that author he does a good job, he just got distracted with sex for more of the book than was needed. all that being said I'm looking forward to the next book. I'm just hoping he shows the imaginative writing we saw in the first book and much of this one.