Kvothe is a legend in his own time, but no one knows his real story. When Chronicler arrives at his inn, Kvothe agrees to tell his story; the real story. He tells Chronicler it will take three days to tell his story properly.
Now, on the second day of his tale, Kvothe takes his first steps toward becoming the hero everyone has heard of.
I enjoyed most of this novel. There were areas and segments that, to me, felt as though they didn’t quite fit with the rest of the story.
On the whole, the plot line was riveting and engaging. It moved at a relatively decent pace, never staying idle for too long, except in one of the scenes that I felt was drawn out and occupied little importance to the plot line as a whole.
As far as Kvothe himself is concerned, I found him to be roughly the same throughout most of the novel. In some ways he was different, but nothing too drastic, and as this novel takes place over a considerable amount of time, character growth must occur.
One particular part of this novel seemed as though the amount of time encompassed completely outweighed its importance. I am hoping that the third novel will prove me wrong in that regard.
I am worried about the third book, since this novel is supposed to encompass a large amount of time, and it seems that in the relativity of the story, and how much there is still to come, there is more than one book can handle.
I would give this novel 3.5 out of 5 stars and would recommend this novel to fans of Terri Brooks, Piers Anthony, and David Gemmel.
I received this novel as a gift and am using a personal image above.
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