Well, I finished the 2th one (Record time, over 1000 pages in 3 days!)
As the last one was touched uppon one of the Naruto threads of old, I open this one to talk a little about the book.
! The friends on the arcanum, both Sim and Wil are painfully interchangeable, so are Fela and Mola… They should have at least been sisters with that kind of names.
! The forest chapters went on and on and on. The only tedium breaker was the interactions with Tempi. The court chapters weren't as anoying.
! Other than that I enjoyed the book deeply.
! The world grew, the characters grew, we saw new sides of Elodin, Devi, Auri, Kvothe and Denna, and got to cross out some more things of the badass boast that started the narrative.
! Speaking of the narrative. Chronicler standing his ground to the ripples of chaos from the Cthaeh, even if it's a little, he's the one who can stop them, as the man who finds history, he can see the weaves of the past and how they get to the present. Besides, there's no "End" of History, except… total anihilation.
! Kvothe. Seeing all his gifts fail him, last book the sympatethic link, and now the Ketan, the chest that he couldn't open, the simpleton that he couldn't manipulate to do the right thing, the story that he couldn't make be listened. The lack of music on the inn. The only thing thad still makes me think that he's the true Kvothe is that he still hasn't tried to call the name of the wind, and the fact that the narrative implies that the monsters, the seven, the fae and that the war was consequence of his actions are true.
! Bast, he's manipulating Kvothe, he's getting creepy, not in the killing of the dumb soldiers, but in the calmness of his planning. He's a manipulator, and manipulating Kvothe, and that shouldn't end pretty.
! Present Kvothe... how can a man fall that high? I mean that he's not that bad now but.. all his skills, his gift, his knowledge, his craft, his words, his very music gone? There's something weird to the story, why stay as a mortal and not go back to Felurian? Something tells me that this man is a fake, or the tale is fake. His only characteristics that haven't been tested, his naming, his charm on women, his music, his crafting of runes and his anger to being manipulated will shed light to the mistery.. eventualy.
! I want to know, I wish that I didn't need to wait 3 years for more.