Series: The Kingkiller Chronicle
Author Info: http://www.patrickrothfuss.com/
Warning: Might contain mild spoilers.
Review for the first book
I must say this book is even better than The Name of The Wind. The stories are much more exciting to read, the adventures are absolutely thrilling and we get to learn more about Kvothe and the other characters. I am particularly happy that I got to read more of Elodin. Dear Patrick Rothfuss, please put more Elodin parts in Doors of Stone. (Confession moment: I have a crush on Elodin…)
Auri is my other favorite character, and I’m happy to see more scenes of her too. Her dialogues with Kvothe made me warm and fuzzy inside. Such a sweet and likeable character.
I must add that the university scenes in this book are even better than those in The Name of the Wind. I was quite excited about Kvothe’s adventures in Ademre after seeing the mention of them in some reviews, but those parts disappointed me, except for exploring the alien culture parts. Generally speaking, I found the Ademre chapters sort of boring. Not awfully boring, but not exciting, either. I was very happy when Kvothe finally got out of there.
I felt like strangling Denna more than once, but I am quite happy about Kvothe’s love life. Saying anything more would spoil it, thus I can’t go into the details. Denna still sucks, but there is some justice at last, this is all I can say.
Kvothe’s adventures in Vintas were the best. I loved the court politics, the subplots and the chess game sort of dialogues. I really have a thing for mental chess games between sharp witted characters.
There were quite a few awesome quotes in this book, and a lot of wisdom. I should print out some of those and them on the fridge door. The tales by the campfire during the travels were really good. I really like the stories characters tell, Rothfuss masterfully weaves all the lore and myths into the main story by using these storytelling dialogues.
Verdict: Buy it! I will re-read this after I’m done with my TBR stack.