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on 7 February 2013
Truly one of the best written and most enjoyable series I've read. The characters are well defined, the story is fluid, the pace is just right. It doesn't fork into a zillion sub plots, and is an easy read, but still retains a strong sense of top quality writing. Hard to put down. Has a bit of a harry potter meets Wheel of time (Rand) flavor to it - in the hands of a lesser author it could be cheesy and cheap but not here. The author is a master of describing interactions between people, and so you really feel the tensions, feelings and emotions of the characters as they deal with each other.

Its hard to say anything bad about it really. Just a shame the third volume is nowhere in sight.
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on 7 May 2015
Half of this book is more of the same as the first book in the series: you get tired of it but it's certainly readable. The other half is just tedious: Kvothe gets laid -- again and again (but no plot to speak of); Kvothe has completely unrealistic interactions with nobility/people (even for a fantasy book)... We are left knowing little more about him than at the end of the first book. I found only one intriguing part, towards the end, within the interludes, but even this line is not concluded or at least developed somehow within the book. The only reason to buy this book, IMHO, would be if Book 3 came out and turned out to be better... until then, you can safely skip this, even if you liked Book 1.
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on 28 October 2014
This is a truly excellent continuation so the Kingkiller trilogy, and I couldn't put it down. The depth of the incidental characters is especially impressive, you feel every tinker and villager Kvothe meets has the potential to be a major player in some unexpected twist. Patrick Rothfuss has created a masterfully believable world, and I can't imagine how amazing the next book is going to be, if he is going to somehow pull together the million threads into some sort of conclusion. I am already a little worried about the withdrawal symptoms I will have after finishing the third book... I hope there will be more series set in this world when this is finished, I'm not ready to leave yet!
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on 12 October 2014
I never usually write reviews but The Kingkiller more than warrants an exception. Both books kept me confined to quiet rooms at any available opportunity, I even slept in and was late for work due to three nights of little to no sleep. Loved every moment, the way the story is written and told by Kvothe is great, the interludes allowed my to figuratively catch my breath without boring me, Auri made me laugh more than once (think of all the tipsy bee's). The detail and the world created impressed me, everything impressed me! More than eagerly awaiting the next instalment despite the sleep deprivation and annoyance at having to put it down to do things like eat and speak to people etc
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on 10 July 2014
As brilliant as The Name of the Wind. I love this world and all who populate it. I am desperate for the third part of the trilogy and at the same time I never want it to end. So... a dilemma. As I said in my review of The Name of the Wind, this writer can cross genres and you don't have to be a dyed in the wool fan of fantasy to enjoy these. If you love character driven narrative and a compelling story then look no further. Only problem is that you want to read them fast and slow at the same time. The language is beautiful and the detail of the landscape, the system of magic, the various races which inhabit this world is meticulously realised.

10 stars if I could.
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on 1 June 2013
The over arching theme just seemed to get lost. It was complex and full of new ideas. I thought it was rather rambling and sadly . I am too old for all the lads behaving badly stuff. Keep working on plot!
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on 23 March 2011
anticipating the arrival of the wise man's fear, i could not begin to describe the feelings pent up inside of me. Instead, i did everything i could to stop me thinking about it. too many times a sequel has been disapointing and i had waited four years for this one!

As sequels go the wise man's fear is fantastic. there were a few sections a couple of chapters in where it got a bit fuzzy but overall the book was as gripping as it's predecessor. the story continues as before, and before i knew it i was in Kvothe's world again.

brilliant book and genius author!

i do hope that the next one is sooner though.

kThe Wise Man's Fear
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 10 September 2012
This is the most exciting book I've read in a very long time. Fantasy tropes are worked beautifully into the plot, which twists and turns on every page. I read this on holiday with my family and kept disturbing them with my exclamations of amazement.

The thing I loved most about it was the way the writer introduces sayings and philosophical/social ideals, which are then referred to as they create the main character's view of the world and his own identity. Beautiful - please write a hundred.
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on 2 May 2015
An unbelievably well-crafted second installment of the Kingkiller Chronicle Series. The story flows seamlessly on from "The Name of the Wind" at a pace which does all the characters justice and leaves me eagerly anticipating the next book.
Kvothe is one of the most fascinating, engaging lead characters I've come across in a while. Whilst this is a classic fantasy coming of age story, it has an originality of material and a vibrancy of character that is hard to describe. It's a pleasure to see such excellent work still being produced in this age of mass self-published drivel.
Would be many more stars is they were available . . . .
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on 18 July 2011
I began this book immediately upon finishing its predecessor. There is a certain trepidation that comes with reading a follow-up to something so profoundly wonderful as 'The Name of the Wind'. Needless to say, I have not been left disappointed. This book had me feeling all of the wonderfully varying emotions I experienced whilst reading the first installment, with the added bonus that they were magnified. Having finished the book half an hour ago, I am left with the sorrow that comes from knowing it will be a long wait for the next book, and the realisation that I will be hard-pressed to find a book that impacts me in the way this one has.
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