Hard to explain how this book is different from other fantasy books I've read, but it truly is. The writing is simple and straightforward, not too flowery and overly descriptive and yet it very well written. You care about the characters and it keeps you hooked all the way through the book. I hope there is more to come. FYI, the first book was amazing as well. The friends from the university are all very likeable. I think it would be cool to see some spinoff stories involving them. Very happy that someone suggested I try this series of books.
In my opinion, a good story evokes emotion. It'll make me laugh, angry, or cry. But it can't just be words on a page. It has to do something
The detail that the writer uses is phenomenal. The narrator is excellent! I can't say enough good things about this book. I love it and hope another part of the saga is going to come out.
If you enjoyed The Name of the Wind, then you will undoubtedly love The Wise Man's Fear. Both the storyline and narrator are once again excellent. The only disappointing thing is knowing that I now have to wait for the third (and final) book to be released.
I was completely surprised by this series and glad that I stumbled upon it. It's well written and keeps you involved as a reader the whole way. If you like wheel of time I think this is a series in the same class.
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What a great sequel to a great story!! My only disapointment is that we are back to waiting for the next/last book. This is book 2 so obviously don't start with this one. I read a few reviews that complained about various parts in this book but I don't agree. Every single part seems to be important to the overall story. I can't encourage you to read this series enough...it is well worth the time. I have read/listened to several long books and this one does not feel as long as it is. Try it and see, you won't be disappointed.
This is one of my favorite books of all time. Name every cliché phrase that you might use to describe a great book and then apply them here. Then add something extra....maybe the beautiful prose .... like every word was painstakingly put in its own special place the way a stone mason might build a cathedral....or a fascinating and mysterious hero who's secrets are as addictive as heroine....i don't know.
This book is a masterpiece that makes me look at some many other books i have read with disdain, wondering why for the same price they can't be as good....
I honestly didn't think it would be possible to top Name of the Wind. To make a long and gleefully inarticulate response much shorter: Rothfuss succeeded. This is one of the most delicious fantasy novels I've read in my life. Stylistically, it's comparable to Robin Hobb, particularly her Farseer/Tawny Man trilogies. Kvothe's story manages to be both intensely personal and world-spanningly epic, without either aspect seeming tacked-on -- rather, the grand sweeping events are rooted in the personal. Rothfuss's characterization is deft and his gift for details adds amazing depth to both the world and the characters.
Of the audiobooks I've listened to, this has by far the best narration. Nick Podehl wears Kvothe's narrative as if it was written for his voice. I'm considering buying the audiobook of Name of the Wind even though (a) I've already read the book recently and (b) I own a paper copy, just to hear Podehl's performance of it.
In short: I couldn't be more impressed.
I've written a review for the first part of this story, and this one just continues the magic! Very entertaining - makes you eager for the drive to/from work! Can't wait for the next installment.