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More than just a page-turner,
This review is from: The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle) (Paperback)
I just finished reading The Wise Man's Fear straight on the heels of finishing The Name of the Wind. After consuming two huge books like this I would normally be hungry for a complete change but Patrick Rothfuss is such a compelling writer that I would happily wade straight into the third book if only it existed! (Apparently due out August 2015)
You will love these books if you like fantasy but if that isn't your bag and you are reading these reviews to see why these books rate so highly please just give The Name of the Wind a try. There are so many layers to these books, they truly are more than imaginative fairy tales and they aren't just another series in competition with Martin, Tolkein et al. Rothfuss manages to weave ideas into the storyline which make you think on so many different levels and which challenge you to question our own world. Yes, the story is engaging and really well written and the characters are believable too but the writing is also far more intelligent than most other books in this genre. These books are simply a great read for loads of reasons. I can't wait for the next one and I hope that Patrick Rothfuss's imagination is already working towards another series after this one.