Waste of time and money
This is one of the most disappointing books I’ve read (really it’s a short story) because I have really enjoyed his other books.
This one has no story, no point, it wanders, it’s full of meaningless dialogue. In several places he makes references to woke subjects that don’t belong. You have a trans character? Ok, great. Tell me why they are important or how they move the story. But he uses that like a punch line, two sentences of “they” to show he’s progressive? It’s like he woke up in the night and said “someone should be trans” and stuck it in there with no relevance. I found myself skimming paragraphs hoping he would get to the point or any kind of storyline.
Rothfuss is hardly a prolific author so maybe they used that to justify the $15.99 they charged for this unedited word vomit they called a story. Save yourself from getting ripped off because believe me you are not missing anything.
I was really looking forward to this and hope someday he writes something reminiscent of his other books.