Besides, things were bad enough without borrowing trouble.
from The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle Book 1)
The tone of the first of the Kingkiller Chronicles is spot on, which is especially hard given that there are three very different POV characters, one of whom is telling his life story and how he became the “Kingkiller.”
The structure of the book is fascinating in both simplicity and the power it gives the author to tell the story. Most chapters telling a bit more of the history of the Kingkiller are bookended by a chapter set in the foreground. This gives the author an amazing ability to move the action from foreground to background, avoiding slow bits of narrative, but it also allows exposition to be inserted deftly as something one character is saying to another in telling their life story.
I really enjoyed this first book and look forward to finishing the series and the TV show reportedly in the works.