(Kingkiller Chronicles #2)
If you liked ‘The Name of the Wind’, you’ll like ‘The Wise Man’s Fear.’ The sequel continues in the vein of the first book, slowly telling Kvothe’s story in lengthy flashback. Kvothes’ first priority is always finding any information he can on the Chandrian – the mysterious group of seven who killed his family. But along the way, he pursues his studies as an arcanist, pursues the hard-to-pin down Denna, and plays his lute at the local pub… So far, so much like the first book. About half way through, it starts to change up… Kvothe goes questing, spends an extended amount of time in Faerie with a magical lover, and ends up in a different culture that teaches him martial arts, practices free love, and hands out a mystical sword. I found the latter two idylls a bit too typical-of-the-genre; but overall I still loved the book, and can’t wait for the third in the series to arrive!