Kvothe searches for answers, attempting to uncover the truth about the mysterious Amyr, the Chandrian, and the death of his parents. Along the way, Kvothe is put on trial by the legendary Adem mercenaries, forced to reclaim the honor of his family, and travels into the Fae realm. There he meets Felurian, the faerie woman no man can resist, and who no man has ever survived…until Kvothe.
Now, Kvothe takes his first steps on the path of the hero and learns how difficult life can be when a man becomes a legend in his own time (goodreads.com).
There is quite a bit more going on in this part of Kvothe’s story. Kvothe spends a lot of time traveling throughout the country in search of answers about the Chandrian and the Amyr. He meets new people in the Kingdom of Vintas including Maer Alverson and Bredon, and learns about their culture and customs. He also travels to see the Adem, after meeting Tempi, where he learns about their unique way of communicating, their way of life, and their fighting style. Additionally, Kvothe travels to the Fae, which was rather entertaining, but I don’t want to give too much away. It was very interesting to follow Kvothe on his travels, although I was a little upset about him leaving the University at first. I got so familiar with the University and all the people around Kvothe that it was hard to let them go and to meet new people. After awhile I began to really enjoy the new people Kvothe meets and the places he travels. You really get to see Patrick Rothfuss’s potential for world building. He really does an amazing job!
There were some parts of the story that I thought were a little slow. I didn’t enjoy some of the stories that were told within the novel, but most of them have a purpose and should still be read. Others may enjoy these stories a little more than I did. Otherwise, I didn’t find anything that really made me want to put the book down. I just wanted to keep on reading!
I love how Kvothe develops throughout the story. As he travels he learns more about himself and becoming a man. Rothfuss does a terrific job in developing his main character and making him feel like a real person. I really care for Kvothe and I tend to share his feelings. The fact that a character is really believable makes this a really fun read for me.
However, Rothfuss lacks a bit in his development of secondary characters, though he is getting a little better from the first book. Most of them are pretty one-dimensional, but he begins to give them their own personality and you slowly learn more about them. I really like several of the secondary characters, and Tempi is one of my new favorites. I thought he was more developed than some of the others besides Sim, Denna, and Wilem.
I enjoyed this book just as much as the first! I was really surprised when I found out that this novel was over 1200 pages!, but it was a fast and entertaining read. I thought this series would be appropriate for young adults, but after reading this novel I have to say that this is an adult only series. There is a lot more violence, nudity, and sex than their was in the first book.
My rating: 5 stars!
My other reviews in this series:
The Slow Regard of Silent Things
Book Review: the Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (bookjunkiez.com)
Wise Man’s Fear (readnwritesff.wordpress.com)
Book Review – The Wise Man’s Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle #2) by Patrick Rothfuss (manofyesterday.wordpress.com)
THE NAME OF THE WIND by Patrick Rothfuss | Review (nadiareads1.wordpress.com)
Book Thoughts: The Name of the Wind (bibliosa.wordpress.com)
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