After waiting for what seemed to be a very long time, we have the second instalment of the Kvothe trilogy. On first impressions it is the most beautiful book I have ever seen, just lovely, like you want to mount it on the wall and will brutally eviscerate anyone who disagrees that it is truly lovely. But to the more important things… The words, the story, the continuation of the legend… Without giving it all away of course. Kvothe learnt a lot in the first book, called the wind, hatched some crafty plots, killed ‘dragons’ and such, as well as having all of his family killed… Not that much happens in this one. Half way through the first book I realised that there was no way this would be a stand alone book (plus it said so inside the cover) and the second book makes me wonder if the trilogy will in fact be a mathematically accurate one. I always thought that after the story in the bar you'd have him going out and doing some more stuff, but with the current rate of events it seems he might need to say up all night telling stories to be anywhere up to the places where he should be. However that said… It is a large book, I did blow off two job interviews because I was reading it and probably didn't get the third job because I was reading it during the interview. If you've read the first one you're going to buy it no matter what, if you haven't read the first one go read it and then you'll read the second one no matter what. I'm waiting till I can order the third one from MightyApe, because as soon as it's out I'm going to be calling in sick days.