The Wise Man’s Fear Review

1215032Title: The Wise Man’s Fear

Author: Patrick Rothfuss

Release: March 1, 2011

Publisher: DAW Books

Page: 994 pages

Rating: 5_stars-svg

Synopsis:

There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.

My name is Kvothe.
I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep.
You may have heard of me.

So begins the tale of a hero told from his own point of view — a story unequaled in fantasy literature. Now in The Wise Man’s Fear, an escalating rivalry with a powerful member of the nobility forces Kvothe to leave the University and seek his fortune abroad. Adrift, penniless, and alone, he travels to Vintas, where he quickly becomes entangled in the politics of courtly society. While attempting to curry favor with a powerful noble, Kvothe uncovers an assassination attempt, comes into conflict with a rival arcanist, and leads a group of mercenaries into the wild, in an attempt to solve the mystery of who (or what) is waylaying travelers on the King’s Road.

All the while, Kvothe searches for answers, attempting to uncover the truth about the mysterious Amyr, the Chandrian, and the death of his parents. Along the way, Kvothe is put on trial by the legendary Adem mercenaries, is forced to reclaim the honor of the Edema Ruh, and travels into the Fae realm. There he meets Felurian, the faerie woman no man can resist, and who no man has ever survived…until Kvothe.
In The Wise Man’s Fear, Kvothe takes his first steps on the path of the hero and learns how difficult life can be when a man becomes a legend in his own time.

Overall thoughts:

Just like the first one this book absolutely blew my mind it was amazing. Somehow this book manage to be even better than the first one. For a thousand pages of pure perfection we followed Kvothe threw his life and it was awesome. I finished this book a couple days ago and I still haven’t managed to organise my thoughts so I can write a semi coherent review without using the words amazing and great until they become meaningless. If you haven’t read this yet you should, check out my review for the first book The Name of the Wind. The books manage to combine magic, history, fantasy, a magical school, a hint of romance exquisite writing to create a fantastic story you won’t be able to put down. i cant stop reading

Plot:

The books continue with the same format as the last one with the older Kvothe (Kote) telling his story to the Chronicler. We travel through quite an eventful year of kvothe’s life and we follow his quest through the university and beyond. Rothfuss writing continue to be absolutely beautiful and adds to the wonder of Kvothe’s story with the way he bring the story and worlds to life. There is so much detail present but I never got bogged down with it or felt overwhelmed. The third book has yet to release and I don’t know when it will. There’s still so much ahead that lies shrouded. Who did he kill to get the name Kingkiller? I’ve read dozens of fan theories and there are so many ways this can go.  The next book could release this year or any time in the next 2-3 years although it won’t take that long. I’ve already scoured the internet looking for books like this to to me over for the release of the last book in the trilogy.i want some more

Characters:

Kvothe: He continue to be a complex multi-faceted character and  really cant wait to get to the end of his story. He grew a lot in this book, and his maturity is very obvious I can only wait to see how his character continues to evolve in the upcoming book.

Denna: She continues to be a mystery to me and Kvothe both. They’re relationship is nothing short of complicated with Kvothe keeping himself at arms length and she keeping him there. I’m not sure if they will ever be a thing but I can’t help but feel she’ll have a tragic ending. I’m not really that emotionally conected to her character but I am interested to know hat happens with her.

Have you read this book yet? What did you think? Do you know of any books similar to this? I’d love to know!

Happy Reading!

Dawn Study Review

dawnstudy1Title: Dawn Study

Author: Maria V. Snyder

Release Date: January 31, 2017

Publisher: MIRA

Page Number: 478

Ratings: 5_stars-svg

Overall Thoughts:

After a month and a half of dragging my feet, I finally finished Dawn Study!!! It was a GREAT conclusion, this saga all began with Poison Study and now almost ten years, 3 series and nine books later it’s over. It’s kind of bittersweet because we have grown with all the characters, starting with them when they were in their late teens and early twenties (Yelena, everyone else was like 10 years older) and now it ends with her in her 30’s. It is an awesome classic high fantasy and if you haven’t read this or any of her books yet, you’re truly missing out.read-the-book

No pressure though.

Synopsis:

Despite the odds, Yelena and Valek have forged an irrevocable bond and a family that transcends borders. Now, when their two homelands stand on the brink of war, they must fight with magic and cunning to thwart an Ixian plot to invade Sitia.

Yelena seeks to break the hold of the insidious Theobroma that destroys a person’s resistance to magical persuasion. But the Cartel is determined to keep influential citizens and Sitian diplomats in thrall and Yelena at bay. With every bounty hunter after her, Yelena is forced to make a dangerous deal.

With might and magic, Valek peels back the layers of betrayal surrounding the Commander. At its rotten core lies a powerful magician and his latest discovery. The fate of all rests upon two unlikely weapons. One may turn the tide. The other could spell the end of everything.

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A Conjuring of Light

Title: A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic #3)19186075-_sy540_

Author: V.E. Schwab

Release Date: February 21, 2017

Publisher: Tor Books

Page Number: 624 pages

Overall Thoughts:

A Conjuring of Light is hands down the best conclusion to a trilogy I have ever read. It was funny, heartbreaking, and had me on the edge of my seats and biting my nails down to a stub with everything going on. It was GREAT!!! I waited a while to write this review so I could get my thoughts in order but I’m still just speechless with how to describe the undying devotion I have towards this book.

Synopsis:

Witness the fate of beloved heroes – and enemies.

THE BALANCE OF POWER HAS FINALLY TIPPED…
The precarious equilibrium among four Londons has reached its breaking point. Once brimming with the red vivacity of magic, darkness casts a shadow over the Maresh Empire, leaving a space for another London to rise.

WHO WILL CRUMBLE?
Kell – once assumed to be the last surviving Antari – begins to waver under the pressure of competing loyalties. And in the wake of tragedy, can Arnes survive?

WHO WILL RISE?
Lila Bard, once a commonplace – but never common – thief, has survived and flourished through a series of magical trials. But now she must learn to control the magic, before it bleeds her dry. Meanwhile, the disgraced Captain Alucard Emery of the Night Spire collects his crew, attempting a race against time to acquire the impossible.

WHO WILL TAKE CONTROL?
And an ancient enemy returns to claim a crown while a fallen hero tries to save a world in decay

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A Gathering of Shadows Review

Title: A Gathering of Shadowsagatheringofshadows

Author: V.E Schwab

Release Date: February 23, 2016

Publisher: Tor Books

Page Count: 509

Rating:5_stars-svg

Overall thoughts:

I have no words to express just how amazing this book was. I loved Lila in the first book and Kell as well, and I fell in love with them a hundreds time more in this book. This was just absolute perfection from the writing style to the plot and down to that cliffhanger ending, if you haven’t read it yet, I would HIGHLY recommend reading the first book A Darker Shade of Magic then reading this.

Synopsis:

It has been four months since a mysterious obsidian stone fell into Kell’s possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Prince Rhy was wounded, and since the nefarious Dane twins of White London fell, and four months since the stone was cast with Holland’s dying body through the rift–back into Black London.

Now, restless after having given up his smuggling habit, Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila, who disappeared from the docks as she always meant to do. As Red London finalizes preparations for the Element Games–an extravagant international competition of magic meant to entertain and keep healthy the ties between neighboring countries–a certain pirate ship draws closer, carrying old friends back into port.

And while Red London is caught up in the pageantry and thrills of the Games, another London is coming back to life. After all, a shadow that was gone in the night will reappear in the morning. But the balance of magic is ever perilous, and for one city to flourish, another London must fall.

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January TBR list

I never really decide the books I’m gonna read in advance, since I usually read whatever I’m in the mood for. But this year is going to be super stressful, so I’m gonna try to set a few reading goals ahead of time so I can actually read and hopefully finish some books. So here are the books I want to try and get to this month.Read More »

The Name of the Wind Review

Title: The Name of the Wind

Author: Patrick Rothfuss

Page Count: 662

Release Date: March 27, 2007

Source: Library 

My Rating:  5_stars-svg

There are very few books, that have caused to me to become obsessed with them from the first couple pages or have me so completely enraptured in the story that I literally cannot put the book down or else it will cause me pain. I am happy to say that The Name of the Wind by the brilliant Patrick Rothfuss is one such book. The story is hands down a masterpiece of writing and an amazing fantasy story. I would give it a hundred stars if I could but sadly 5 is the limit.  

Synopsis

Told in Kvothe’s own voice, this is the tale of the magically gifted young man who grows to be the most notorious wizard his world has ever seen.

The intimate narrative of his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, his years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-ridden city, his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic, and his life as a fugitive after the murder of a king form a gripping coming-of-age story unrivaled in recent literature.

A high-action story written with a poet’s hand, The Name of the Wind is a masterpiece that will transport readers into the body and mind of a wizard.

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