Kvothe the Bloodless
The name of the wind follows a young up and coming archaist, Kvothe, through his bloody childhood, pitiful adolescence and the beginning of his brutal young adult life. Patrick Rothfus crafts a masterful story of pain and survival that builds nail biting tension at every turn. No word takes up unnecessary space and the details paint a vivid picture of the environment around you.
The Wise Man's Fear continues the story Kvothe on his journey into legend. Patrick Rothfuss again dazzles readers with masterful storytelling and layers on levels on intrigue and mystery not demonstrated in The Name of the Wind. This sequel adds more to the story without weighing down the narrative to a sluggish crawl.