My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I heard a lot about this book and how great it supposedly should be. That always makes me very sceptical when I start reading it myself. Nevertheless, it DID turn out to be a great book; Patrick Rothfuss is a good storyteller and can smoothly blend different storylines together.
It started out as a supernatural/horror story and before I knew it, it turned into a Harry Potter kind of atmosphere. Way different though, although it’s easy to draw comparisons when it comes to schools for magic.
Here’s a piece of amazing fan art of what the University could look like:
If you’re into the Fantasy genre, but also if you just enjoy a good story, I highly recommend this book. Kvothe, the protagonist of the story, has great potential to become one of the greatest hero’s of modern fiction. I recently saw he already got his own ‘Kvothe Six-String hero card’ in Sentinels of the Multiverse, one of my favourite boardgames.
The only reason why I didn’t give this book 5 stars is because I can’t STAND Denna, one of the main characters. If she only had a small role to play, I’d probably be able to overlook it more easily. Nevertheless, all that’s left for me to say is: get acquainted with Kvothe if you haven’t already!