This series is by far one of the best I've ever read. The world building is breathtaking, the magic has rules you can follow and isn't changed to get out of a written corner. All of the characters are fully fleshed out beings and you get the sense of the world all around. This series is amazing. The Great Bearded One (Patrick Rothfuss) will leave you in awe.
great story, great writing style, great audible version. rothfuss is an amazing new author, I'll be reading whatever he puts out.
With most of the introductory stuff out of the way, this book really focuses on the meat of things. Even the side-stories are great. It flows better than the first, despite being much longer. He can be a bit long-winded at times, but no more than any other fantasy novelist.
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.