This book had me hooked from the first page. Rothfuss has a great narrative style, easy to read, but... different. In a good way. The overall story of TNOTW has been called "Harry Potter, the college years" and that wouldn't be too inaccurate. The first part of Kvothe's life details his early years, and the second half of the book takes place at the University, a place of higher learning for magic. Speaking of, the magic system is interesting, combining … more
"The tale of Kvothe, from his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, to years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-riddled city, to his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a difficult and dangerous school of magic. In these pages, you will come to know Kvothe as a notorious magician, an accomplished thief, a masterful musician, and an infamous assassin. But this book is so much more, for the story it tells reveals the truth behind Kvothe's legend"--From publisher description.