What is on my nightstand this week: The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
Taking off right from the previous of the Kingkiller Chronicle, this book feels more like a continuation than a sequel. And, what I mean by that is in a lot of series there is a break, a shift, a transition, that happens between each book, e.g. each Harry Potter though similar are each a bit different. If each volume weren’t each a bible in length (this one weighs in at 1000 pages in print), they could all be from the same book. This could be a good thing, or it could get repetitive, I might have had enough of Kvothe trying to figure out how to afford tuition, and his doomed rivalry with a noble scion. Though, overall the book is almost as much a joy as the previous one, and I still love (and am severely jealous of) the whole construction of this book, with the bookending in ‘now’ while the action of the story taking place as Kvothe relates his autobiography.
TL;DR review: Heavily recommended.