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WWW Wednesday 4th May 2016

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WWW Wednesday

This meme will be categorised together with my book reviews. All links will get you to the book’s Goodreads listing, as always πŸ™‚

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What I’m currently reading

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The Wise Man’s Fear

After The Name of the Wind I had to read the sequel. I know I’m in for a wait for the final book in the trilogy, but this one I had to have now. If you’ve seen my review for The Name of the Wind, you’ll have seen me say that I wouldn’t have cared if it had a thousand pages. This one actually has a thousand pages (992, to be exact) and I don’t care. Usually long books like this intimidate me, but these are exceptions. I’m nearly a third through and I’m enjoying it a lot. I don’t know if I’ll manage to finish it in time for the next WWW post in two weeks, but I’ll try.

Blurb:

β€œThere 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 Trehon. 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 β€” 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.

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What I recently finished reading

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The Name of the Wind

Before I start gushing again, let me refer you to the review I posted last week. If you don’t want to go through that, just know that I loved this a lot and it has earned a permanent spot on my bookshelf.

Blurb:

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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What I think I’ll read next

I have no idea. The only thing I can say for sure is that I’ll actually make some progress on my bookshelf, since the next book in my current series isn’t out yet! (Woo, finally!!) There are a few books waiting on my shelf I’m looking forward to reading, so my next book will be one of the following:

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That’s another two weeks away though, so there’s no point in choosing now πŸ™‚

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Have you read any of these and would like to chat about it? I look forward to hearing from you if you do – just leave a comment below and we can get this book club started!

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28 Comments

  1. You already know which one I LOVE- MISTBORN #1 hehe. I’m sure you will too. Happy reading! πŸ™‚

    • I’m just not sure if I’m ready for another long book right away πŸ˜›

  2. I hope the second book will be as good as the first πŸ™‚ 992 pages? You can put a guy K.O with such a book in your bag, haha.
    Happy reading! πŸ™‚

  3. I’d put in an early vote for Six of Crows – which takes a while to get going, but is worth it πŸ™‚
    I’ve had Mistborn on my TBR for ages… but I have to start the Outlander series before I start another long series *sigh*. Speaking of which, I’ve been putting off reading an 800-page book, but the thought of 1,000 pages doesn’t make it seem quite as bad! πŸ™‚

    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2016/05/04/www-wednesday-4th-may-2016/

    • I’ve had quite a few recommendations for the Mistborn series, but I don’t know if I’m ready for another long book. Reading The Name of the Wind was intimidating because that already had over 600 pages, but if I’d known how long the sequel was going to be I’d have been even more put off. It’s so worth it, though, I’ve enjoyed every word πŸ™‚

  4. samfalston samfalston

    I really enjoyed Mistborn, so I think if you are still in a fantasy mood after The Wise Man’s Fear then you will really like it.
    I started the 5th Wave but could not finish it, which was a real shame as I had been on a waitlist for it for a while. It just didn’t grab me.
    I’m glad you enjoyed The Name of the Wind – I did too. Although I thought the sequel was ok it didn’t engage me as much as the first book.
    I’m looking forward to see what you read next πŸ™‚

    • I’m always in a fantasy mood πŸ˜‰
      I’m sorry to hear The 5th Wave didn’t work for you. I think when books get over-hyped it’s quite easy for them to fall flat, and The 5th Wave got a lot of attention at one point.
      I agree, the sequel is still great but not as amazing as the first. Still amazing, though πŸ™‚ I didn’t know what to expect with The Name of the Wind and was a little apprehensive due to its length, but had high expectations for The Wise Man’s Fear.
      Thank you, I am, too! It’s about time I make a dent into my tbr pile πŸ™‚

    • I didn’t, either! When I first mentioned that I wanted to read it a few people said that no one knew when the sequel would be out, and I thought they meant the second book, not the third. Someone eventually explained it to me πŸ˜› There is a third book though, called The Slow Regard of Silent Things πŸ™‚ It’s not a sequel but accompanies the series and follows one of the side characters. I haven’t read it but one day I probably will.

  5. I want to read The Name of the Wind but have been so intimidated from the size. I listened to The 5th Wave and really enjoyed it. It was a fast one to get through. I also read The Six of Crows, but didn’t enjoy it as much as everyone else did. Might have just been the time I read it. Happy Reading πŸ™‚

    • I was, too, but I can second everyone who told me it’s a fast read πŸ™‚ It doesn’t feel long when you read it πŸ™‚

    • It was one of the first books that was recommended to me when I asked for sci-fi recommendations, so I’m really looking forward to it πŸ™‚

    • I’ve heard very good things about both last year so I’m really looking forward to them. I think it’s about time I join the rest of the world ^^

    • You’re not the first person to tell me that πŸ˜› It’s another long book though, I’m not sure if I’m ready for another long read!
      Yay!! I can’t wait to see what you think <3

  6. I wouldn’t know how to choose a book either on that list! I do my book choices shelf by shelf and Mistborn & Name of the Wind are on the same shelf at the moment. I don’t know which to pick up first ;P
    I hope Wise Man’s Fear proves to be an enjoyable read!
    Happy Reading <3

    • It’ll be a tough choice, but right now I’m not even half way through The Wise Man’s Fear. I hope that, by the time I finish, I have a better idea of what I want to read next πŸ™‚ If not I’ll spread them all out on the floor and chose the one my cat sits on first.
      Haha, well, you know which one I’d recommend πŸ˜‰

  7. Sam Sam

    I’m glad you liked The Name of the Wind so much. Everyone’s been gushing about it!! Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

    • I really did, it’s earned a permanent spot on my bookshelf <3
      Happy reading! πŸ™‚

  8. I read The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear over the past year and really enjoy the series–I hope the third book comes out before too much longer, though!

    And as for what to read next, I highly recommend Six of Crows! The characters are wonderful and it’s very fast-paced; there’s only going to be one sequel and it’s not out until November.

    • I hope so, too, although no one seems to know when the sequel will be out! It’ll be a long wait.
      I’ve heard really good things about it! Given that it’s shorter and had such good reviews it stands a good chance of being picked, I think πŸ™‚ I didn’t know there’ll be a sequel! Maybe I should wait until Book 2 is out so I can read them together?

  9. Just checking out your site now, since you were also one of Faith’s giveaway winners. πŸ™‚ I love Patrick Rothfuss’s books! I read The Name of the Wind last year, and finished The Wise Man’s Fear not too long ago and thought it was just as good as the first one. I hope you continue to enjoy it!

    And if it helps, I highly recommend Six of Crows. It was one of my favorite books of last year.

    • You beat me to it, haha, but I’m following you now as well πŸ™‚ I agree, they are amazing books with the sequel being just as good! Now if only we could get the final book…
      I think Six of Crows has a good chance of being next ^^ I’ve been wanting to read it for a while and it’s a good bit shorter than The Wise Man’s Fear!

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