I didn't see a thread about this series. This is about the Patrick Rothfuss books The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man's Fear. Apparently Book 3 (for now titled "The Doors of Stone") is set to come out in 2014. He's also said these books will be a complete story arc. Makes me think he plans on writing more books about the world that will follow a different arc Spoiler And maybe be about Kvothe's present/future -- like, he finally hunts down the Chandrian? I'm guessing based on comments he's made that up to the present day, ie the time when he's telling the story, he has not yet actually found them. So, I just finished reading book 2. I've enjoyed the books so far, and they're very different from most other things out there, both because of the magic system and because of the style of the narrative. What do other people think about them? Some specific comments (contains spoilers for both books): Spoiler I felt like the story got a little repetitive at times, especially when he was at the university. It's like, there were three main conflicts: Ambrose, money and Denna, and he just kept putting in slightly different variations on the same problems over and over again. I find the system of magic really interesting because it's basically just their version of science. You aren't necessarily born with or without the ability to do it. Some people seem to be naturally better at it than others, but I think it's implied than anyone could learn to be an arcanist. I find it odd that this kid who is basically a nobody has such a crazy world-wide reputation by the end of the 2nd book, and that he's totally unsurprised by it. Like, he doesn't find it weird at all that people all across the country, and even in a big city, are telling stories about him. Denna drives me nuts. I feel like Rothfuss really tried to make her into this strong yet troubled female character, someone who had problems but was also not your typical insipid love interest... and he failed at it completely. It's not so much that she doesn't have her act together -- she's broken in a lot of the same ways that Kvothe is broken, I think. It's just, I'm sick of the female character love interest to the main character archetype who constantly plays mindgames and crap like that. I really, really enjoy all the folklore and information about the fae and the songs and all that stuff. Usually I get bored with songs and poetry in books and just skip them (like in LotR ). But I think Rothfuss has done a good job in integrating them into the story and making them interesting. I love Elodin.