This book is like 5 books in one. Patrick Rothfuss is a really awesome story-teller. Kvothe goes through a series of different settings and places, each experience like a book in and of itself, each story unique and intriguing. The author is just a master in his craft in being able to paint the backdrop, build up suspense to the climax, make you want to keep reading to see what happens next. Too bad I'll have to wait at least a year for the 3rd one.