This is definitely a good eventful addictive quest-ridden three-character book, with loads of Greek and Roman mythology that I never knew, integratedThis is definitely a good eventful addictive quest-ridden three-character book, with loads of Greek and Roman mythology that I never knew, integrated into the current times.
But then, I wasn't really impressed with the slow character development which I feel is crucial to any book. You don't really feel connected to any of the characters, and because of the character viewpoint changing every 2 chapters, it feels like the story was adjusted to flow in a way so that it could be written like that. Also, I think there were too many events happening, each of which could even be written into a set of short stories because they don't seem connected. Not to mention that the entire story in the book happens in just 4 or 5 days.
But then, the book is part of a series, so I understand that it's too early for me to rate it. I'm yet to read the books that come next, which I will,soon. But as of now, this is my viewpoint, and I'm open to comments from other readers as well.
I just wish (and I think I'll actually do it before reading the sequel) that I'd read the Percy Jackson books before this. There are references to them in the book that I read (and probably in the future books), but that's not really the reason. I've heard from many sources that the Percy Jackson books were great, and also character-ridden in a better way. Also, and this is (or may be) just me, but I like read or watch books/stories/shows from the start to the end in an orderly fashion.
So if you ask me, I'll definitely recommend this book to everyone (especially if you like quick-paced books or like fantasy novels), but I think, starting with the Percy Jackson books might be a better idea....more
It may have been a bit longer that I would have wanted it to be, but it still captures the glory in Kvothe's second leg of his life, as he travels intIt may have been a bit longer that I would have wanted it to be, but it still captures the glory in Kvothe's second leg of his life, as he travels into the eastern civilizations, a break from university. Just like the first novel, it's not too much of a plot oriented novel, it's more of a character story - maybe not much of a story either - kind of like a fictional memoir (if that's even possible).