There’s only one big problem with this series - Rothfuss has decided to place himself top of the list of Fantasy Writers Who Take An Age To Conclude Their Series (If Ever), for there is no sign of the third and final book, five years on from the publication of the second book.
I generally like to back authors, but this is both taking the piss and stopping me recommending the series to others.
In other news…
Willful Child: The Wrath of Betty
I liked the first one Erikson did, it was nuts but not too nuts. This one is too nuts, far too nuts.
It’s strange in that Erkison is generally quite subtle in his Malazan books and sometimes weaves in a strand of darkly dry humour too. Here, he’s abandoned that completely for the sledgehammer approach of 20-foot high letters and it doesn’t work. Satire needs at least some story that isn’t so on the nose about it being satirical. It’s so blatant that it doesn’t work for me.
I did decide to just get through it, but it’s a book that really needs some restraint but what it’s got is its turbo-charged polar opposite in the driving seat at all times.