I wish I was better with words, because this book deserves a truly epic review and I know I wont be able to do it justice. I loved this book, and the third book in the series cant come soon enough for me. (I also loved the first book, The Name of the Wind) I am so glad this book is as long as it is, its well worth the credit. I dont know what else to say, except I would highly recommend this book to anyone.
Great story, can't wait for the next chapter (book). The two initial volumes paint a great adventure with lots of hints of deeds and challenges to come. Write faster!!
What's up with the ending?!!! I really enjoyed this book but was shocked when it came to the end. I sincerely hope it doesn't take the author 3 years to write the next book as it did this one.
Paul in Boston
I found the second installment to be a bit thick on "mythology-history" and thin on story line. There is more than a couple of hours of narrative that bored me to tears. A bit too serious for a "guilty pleasure". Lighten' Up!
The book was good, but it was too long. It should have been split into two books. I don't mind listening to long book if it's a little long. However, when the chapters start to get into the hundreds, I start to lose my taste in the book.
I love this book, loved the first one. Its just hard to wait for the next in this series. On the other hand, with the long wait, it just means I get to listen to both books again.
he takes 5 years per novel, so each is masterful indeed,
its a jewel. Each sentence is refined, cadanced, eminced of useless words.
its just great fantasy !
While many commentators felt that this book was too long, I did not. Much of the time was filled with sub-stories and stories where the story teller tells a story. I found most of these facsinating in their own right. I must admit that some editing could have been used in the latter parts of the book, but overall I still found myself drawn in and intrigued. Of course I am now even more worried about Kvoth and what will become of him, but that is just the sign of a good story!
Rothfuss has done it again. Day 2 is just as good as Day 1. Kvothe's ventures kept me listening enthusiastically. Nick reads well and easy to listen to. The only bad part of this will be waiting for Day 3.
Read the first book just after it was released, and being an epic fantasy fan, I am more than used to long waits between books (Wheel of Time anyone??) but I don't think I have ever been more egar to read (or in this case listen to...) a sequal.
Amazing stuff, so simple and lovely a tale, that I could (and probably will) listen again and again.