Lacking the focus of the first book Rothfuss takes Kvothe on a journey around the world in a series of disjointed ministories. By the time your at the end you realize Kvothe has learned nothing from his journeys and humbling experiences. He judges everyone very harshly through his moral lens and seems quick to judge jury and executioner. However he gets away with others mercy when he is out of line and deserving of punishment. I'm guessing the writer never read the parable of the unforgiving debtor in the bible.
Having read the book a year or so ago and picking it up on audible I could not finish listening to this book. Reading this makes me feel like this is a one hit wonder writer.
For the firsts book sake I hope I'm wrong.
I really love the story, but at some places, it felt that the writer added detail purely to make the book longer.
I am looking forward to the third book, but as other people also mentioned, I fear that it will break my heart. This book had more sadness than the Name of the Wind.
Compelling story and amazing performance. Kvothe is both more human and more supernatural, with a self-awareness that drives away some of the simplistic nature of his character that I felt in the first book. This book feels more mature both in its more adult-oriented content and how it defies assumptions more often, making the story feel more complex. My only complaint is that now I am stuck waiting for the final book to be published.
I am on pins and needles for the next one. This series are those books you are searching for when you need a pick me up or a good read. not a happy tale conventionally but a damn fine read.
This book has a lot more going on than the first book, but in a good way. Lots to keep you engaged!
It doesn't follow the stereotypical fantasy plot lines. It's different enough to be refreshing, but similar enough to common fantasy to leave you happy.
Every single one. Nick Podehl is amazing. I would by an audiobook knowing nothing else than the fact that he narrates. That said, you don't even need the "he said, she said" because Nick's tone and inflection changes masterfully for each character.
Oh that last chapter!!! I hope the third book comes out soon!
One of the best series I've read. I'm a huge SoFaI fan, and Rothfuss is filling a hole Martin has left me.
Well written sorry with vivid, relatable characters. The narrator is extremely diverse in the use of accents and brings the story alive.
This is the second book in the King Killer Chronicles. It is even better than the first book. A large world filled with places and people that feel real. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys epic story telling.
I've read this book and enjoyed it so much I go it again ad an audio book. I enjoyed is just a s much if not more the second time. at first I was unsure about the reader, he seemed young and I wasn't sure if he was any good. now that I've listened to both books I think he is perfect. the reader really captures just how young Kvoth is and makes it feel like you are sitting in the inn with him as he recites his story.
I have a confession to make. When I started this trilogy (with the name of the wind) I stopped listening after less than 5 minutes. Nick Podehls voice threw me off and I was sure I wouldn't enjoy this audio book, that I would jus stick to the book version. In my defense, I had just finished a string of books ready by Michael Kramer and John Lee- two VERY different voice types from Nick. But after a few evenings of reading I just HAD to continue this amazing story during my mid morning walks at work so I came back to the audio version and let me just say this: I'm sorry Nick, you give this series the richness it deserves in voices and acting.
As many reviewers have said, the story is amazing here. Nick Podehls acting makes it feel as if i'm listening to a movie even more. It's been a few years ( I think since i heard the Mistborn series for the first time) since i've been so engrossed in the characters of a book like this.