The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Kvothe matures quite a lot in this second book. After The Name of the Wind he is young, brash, and very talented. The events of Wise Man's Fear temper that brashness. Still, we are left with none of the larger questions answered. We know that Kvothe survives as he is narrating his own tale, but that doesn't completely eliminate the suspense as he tells it. One thing I'm glad to see from time to time throughout both of these books is for Kvothe to fail. Too often a hero is able to deftly snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. Kvothe is extremely talented, but he is fallible as well.
I'll be eagerly looking forward to book three to see where this story goes.
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Posted by Adam Jones at 1:24 AM