@sarcassem That's what everyone told me! I found I didn't really enjoy it at all. I mean, it was quite relaxing, but I'm not sure I really got why so many people loved it. It was extremely slow paced and, after a lot of build up, very little happened. You're told Kvothe is a big hero of legend, but ultimately all he does to finish off (this part of the story at least) was dispose of a herbivore, drugged up, giant lizard. I'm still going to give the next one a try, because like I said I enjoyed it in a way I'd enjoy a lie down in a spa for the day and the characters and setting were well fleshed out. I think I may have just set my expectations too high.