Author: Patrick Rothfuss

The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss

The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss

I have a lot of feelings about this book.  On one hand, I didn’t enjoy it as much as The Name of the Wind, but on the other hand, I thoroughly appreciate the world-building here.  I’ve always admired Rothfuss’s magic system and the mechanics of the University, but he has gone above and beyond in The Wise Man’s Fear.  But I get ahead of myself. The Kingkiller Chronicle is a story told by the innkeeper (Kvothe, many years in the future) to the Chronicler.  I love this idea.  Although I don’t find the times in the present particularly interesting, I appreciate the […]

Posted April 8, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

This book blew my mind. If you want to read some well-plotted, immersive, eloquently-written, original and classical fantasy, this is the book you want.  I’m not entirely sure how Rothfuss manages to entwine the best of classical fantasy while still being so original, but whatever magic he’s drawing upon – I want a taste.  I cannot remember the last time I loved a book so much, and yet remained so entirely frustrated by it. This book was recommended to me a year ago.  I shrugged it off.  At the time, I was knee-deep in Game of Thrones and had enough high fantasy to […]

Posted January 23, 2017 in Reviews // 2 Comments //